“She’s doing great,” John Varvatos, show here with Fashion Star co-mentor Nicole Richie, told People earlier this week at the H&M Fashion Star party. “She’s counting the days right now. I know she can’t wait to deliver.”
Though the fashion reality show has already been taped, Varvatos said that he and Simpson have remained friends since filming wrapped. The designer shared that he is looking forward to seeing her finally become a mother.
“She’s going to be an absolutely amazing mom,” he added.
He also got a chance to get to know his fellow judge’s family. Varvatos believes Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson won’t have any trouble fostering a family environment like the one she grew up in.
“Her family was with her the entire time [through the pregnancy] — her mom and dad, her fiancé, and her sister Ashlee,” he explained. “They’re just so close-knit that you know how this family has been raised.”
Varvatos notes that Simpson’s strong family values were instilled by her parents, Joe and Tina.
“She is all about family and all about friends,” he said. “I just see that she’s going to be just like her parents. This is one wonderful family and one wonderful woman.”
We’re a fan of the entire Simpson clan — and we, too, can’t wait until she pops out that baby!