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Jessica's been through a lot in the past few years, but she says her lowest point was the "mom jeans" situation. "People [were] talking about my weight for an entire year," she says. "It's like people just couldn't stop talking about my weight fluctuating."
At first, Jessica says she tried to ignore the uproar over her 10-pound weight gain, but she couldn't block out the barrage of negativity. "It would bother any woman, I would think. I had to get to a place where I had to guard myself," she says. "The fact that I was famous last year for gaining 10 pounds, it's ridiculous, and it's really sad."
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average American woman wears a size 14. Jessica says the jeans she's wearing in the now-infamous photos are a size 4. "I fluctuate from 4 to 6," she says.
No matter what critics write, Jessica says she loves her curves and is comfortable with her weight. "I'm not going to ever be size 0, and I don't want to weigh 90 pounds," she says. "It's a really hard thing for me to talk about because I celebrate women of all sizes. I think that we're all beautiful."