Jessica Simpson’s daughter Maxwell has an unlikely BFF: North West.
“One of Maxwell’s best friends is North,” Simpson told Us Weekly on Thursday.
“She’s amazing,” the fashion designer gushed of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s eldest child. “She’s a great kid and she’s going to be part of a change in this world.”
Simpson, 41, shares Maxwell, 9, as well as son Ace, 8, and daughter Birdie, 3, with her husband Eric Johnson.
The “With You” singer shared that Maxwell and North became friends after playing on the same basketball team that former NFL star Johnson, 42, coached “only recently.”
Both families live in California, with Simpson saying it’s “fun” to be in the same neighborhood as Kardashian, 41, and her four children: North, 8, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 2.
“That [proximity] makes it easy,” she added.
Simpson — who had her own reality show Newlyweds with her ex-husband Nick Lachey well before the premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians — praised the Skims founder’s children for staying “the same,” though they grew up in the US were public eye.
“I’m like, ‘I don’t know how you guys do this all the time,'” she said of the Kardashian-Jenner family. “I was only able to last three seasons [on ‘Newlyweds’], but they’re so open and they’ve always stayed the same. … It’s really tough, and they’re powerhouses.”
Simpson noted that it might be easier for the Kardashians when she and Lachey, 48, had their show from 2003 to 2005 because reality TV is more common these days.
“It was one of the first, and that’s how it was [cameras] They followed me from waking up to going to sleep all day unless I kicked them out, but I always felt bad,” she said. “I don’t think reality shows are built that way these days. I think they have shooting days and stuff like that.”
Simpson and Johnson married in July 2014, eight years after she finalized her divorce from Lachey.
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