Earlier this week, singer-actor-author-fashion designer Jessica Simpson partnered with Pottery Barn Kids on Instagram to share a video displaying her daughter Birdie's personality-inspired bedroom outfitted by the home furnishing company.
However, instead of focusing on the decor, many were concerned with Simpson's demeanor and seemingly slurred speech.
In the video she shared:
"Hi, I'm Jessica Simpson, and welcome to my daughter Birdie's room designed by Pottery Barn Kids and a little bit of me."
"I was really drawn to the geometric prints and the color scheme. This really to me is Birdie's personality."
"Thank you to everyone for checking out the adorable room of Birdie Mae Johnson."
You can watch the ad below.
Many fans commented on the post, concerned for Simpson as she has been in recovery from alcohol for the last five years.
Upon reading the responses from worried fans, Simpson shared a follow-up post in which she sings along to her own song 'Party of One.'
"I needed to be in my studio today because this is where I ground myself and heal."
"As much as I have learned to block out destructive noise...peoples' comments and judgements can still hurt deeply with their incessant nagging 'you will never be good enough.'"
"The most important thing I have learned through the last 5 yrs without alcohol being a guard for escapism, is that I CAN and ALWAYS WILL get through it. I am capable of pretty much anything I care enough about to put my mind to."
"I am present. I am deeply inspired. I am determined. I am honest. I care about other people."
"After grounding myself just now with my voice and the lyrics across my heart, I feel compassion for the opinionated hate that some people can so effortlessly just blurt out with such intensity on social media or in the media in general."
"We all have our days of wanting to be, look, do, and feel better. Nobody is alone with that feelin' that I can promise you."
Simpson continued she copes with her anxiety and insecurities through her singing while looking at herself in the mirror to "really see and understand" herself.
Her follow-up post is below.
Fans and family of the singer chimed in with their support and love, and many also clarified that comments on her original post were out of concern and not scrutiny or hate.
Simpson finished her post with some advice and inspiration.
"...live inside your dreams and move through them. Don't give up on yourself because someone else did."
"Stay true to YOU. It has worked for me in this chaotic life thus far."
"Nothin' and nobody will rob me of my joy. Ya might come close, but it is mine to own."
"Yours should be too."
We truly hope all is well and that she continues to stay strong.