- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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

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

Maxwell weighed 9 pounds 13 ounces.

It’s the first child for the 31-year-old Miss 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,” Miss Simpson said in a statement on her website. “This has been the greatest experience of our lives!!”