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Jessica Simpson's Sister and Father React to Birth of Baby Maxwell

May 2, 2012 (2:08 am) GMT
Ashlee gushes that she and her 3-year-old son, Bronx, are already in love with Jessica's newborn daughter, and Joe reportedly splurges on a giant pink stuffed bear for his second grandchild.

and fiance Eric Johnson (II) aren't the only one excited about the birth of their first children together. Shortly after the "" mentor gave birth to a baby girl, both her sister and father Joe shared their joy of welcoming Maxwell Drew Johnson to the world.

27-year-old Ashlee told PEOPLE that she and her 3-year-old son, Bronx, "are in love with Maxwell already." She added, "Jessica has wanted to be a mom since we were little girls and I couldn't be more excited for her and Eric!" Meanwhile, 51-year-old Joe took to Twitter to post, "Proud PaPaJoe !! Beautiful baby girl... What a miracle!"

Joe also expressed his excitement by buying his second grandchild an $80 giant pink stuffed bear at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital gift shop in Los Angeles, Us Weekly reported. "He was really happy and told us the gift was for his new granddaughter," an insider spilled. "He revealed both baby and mom were doing well."

Jessica and Eric welcomed baby Maxwell on Tuesday, May 1 morning. "We are so grateful for all the love support and prayers we have received," read a post on the songstress' site. "This has been the greatest experience of our lives!!" The baby's name Maxwell is Eric's middle name, while her middle name Drew comes from the maiden name of Jessica's mother Tina.

The happy couple have since received congratulatory messages from a number of celebrities. Among them were and . The "" star wrote on her Twitter, "Congrats to Jessica Simpson for having a beautiful baby!!! So exciting!", and the "" actress tweeted, "Congrats to Jessica Simpson! Does this mean I now have the biggest baby bump in Hollywood?"

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