Kendra Wilkinson Defends Jessica Simpson's Post-Baby Curves

The reality star says she sympathizes with the new mom's weight-loss struggle: "I feel for her. I was in the same boat."

It's no secret that Jessica Simpson has been trying to lose the 70 pounds she gained during pregnancy. And while the singer-fashion maven has been widely criticized for not immediately flaunting her post-baby body since having little Maxwell Drew, one person who feels Simpson's pain is Kendra Wilkinson.

The reality star, 27, knows firsthand what it's like to be scrutinized for your post-partum body. When she gave birth to her firstborn Hank IV in December 2009, Wilkinson loved her extra curves, despite all the negative press she received at the time.

"That just breaks my heart," Wilkinson tells Yahoo! OMG. "I feel for her. I was in the same boat. People just need to mind their own business. That's a woman who just gave birth."

Although Simpson, 32, has plenty of motivation -- including a $4 million Weight Watchers contract -- to shed those pounds, Wilkinson hopes critics will stop going on about the Fashion Star mentor's figure and let her enjoy being a new mother.

"Her first priority right now is her child. Her first priority is not losing the weight. You should be proud of her for that," Wilkinson says. "A lot of people just dump their kids off at nannies and lose the weight overnight. We should all be proud of her for being real and taking control and making priorities."

Simpson is keen to count her Weight Watchers points, cut out the junk food, and make a change -- just like previous WW spokeswomen Jennifer Hudson, 30, Jenny McCarthy, 39, and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, 52.

"The cool thing about the [Weight Watchers] program is that it focuses on healthy habits for the long-term (and I can still indulge in my guilty pleasures every now and then, too)," Simpson explained via Facebook in May. "I have actually gotten a group of friends together who are going to be doing it with me."

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