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Jessica Simpson gives birth to a baby girl

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In this Nov. 29, 2011 file photo, singer Jessica Simpson, right, poses with her fiance Eric Johnson at the 25th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, file) In this Nov. 29, 2011 file photo, singer Jessica Simpson, right, poses with her fiance Eric Johnson at the 25th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Simpson is a new mom.

Simpson gave birth to a daughter named Maxwell Drew Johnson in Los Angeles on Tuesday, said publicist Lauren Auslander.

Maxwell weighed 9 lbs. 13 ounces.

It's the first child for 31-year-old Simpson and her 32-year-old fiance Eric Johnson, a former NFL player.

"We are so grateful for all of the love, support and prayers we have received," Simpson said in a statement on her website. "This has been the greatest experience of our lives!!"

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