Jessica Simpson Opens Up About The State Of Her Sobriety Today

Jessica Simpson has struggled with substance abuse in the past, but when it came to her time at home with her husband, Eric Johnson, and their kids amid the coronavirus pandemic, she didn't lean on alcohol and neither did her husband.

During an appearance on The Tamron Hall Show, which is set to air on Friday, March 26, the 40-year-old singer and designer was asked about her "challenging year" and what it was like "staying sober."

"I have not thought about alcohol," Simpson told the host, according to a report shared by PEOPLE. "It's weird because alcohol was an easy thing for me to give up. It was holding onto how I romanticized the pain I liked to hold on to."

According to Simpson, she and Johnson knew that when it came to the pandemic, the only way to make it through would be to stay sober, as a team.

"Eric and I, both, we look at each other, like, we could not have drank through this," Simpson admitted. 

Jessica Simpson got sober in late 2017

In her bestselling memoir, Open Book, which was released in February of last year, Simpson discussed the moment she hit rock bottom after celebrating Halloween 2017 with a party at her and Johnson's Los Angeles home. As she remembered, she told her friends after the bash, "I need to stop. Something's got to stop. And if it's the alcohol that's doing this, and making things worse, then I quit."

After Simpson made the decision to give up alcohol that same year, Johnson, the father of her three kids, Birdie Mae, 2, and Maxwell Drew, 8½, as well as 7½-year-old son Ace Knute, followed suit. "Eric gave up drinking the second I did," she previously told PEOPLE magazine. "He said, 'I'll do it with you, babe.' It was like no biggie and he hasn't gone back or looked back."

"It's just the way he is. He's a very selfless and loving person who is the most incredible father on the planet," she added.