Jessica Simpson reveals she’s dyslexic and struggles with reading out loud


Jessica Simpson is continuing to open up about her personal struggles.

In a new Instagram post, the 40-year-old revealed she has the learning disorder dyslexia.

According to WebMd, about 5% to 10% of Americans have dyslexia, which affects your ability to read, spell, write, and speak.

The singer and fashion designer made the disclosure while celebrating the success of the audiobook version of her bestselling memoir, “Open Book.”

"Fact: I'm dyslexic and this was the first time I have ever read out loud without hesitation," Simpson wrote. "I did it for the listener. I did it for my family. I did it for myself."

Simpson’s memoir was singled out by Apple Books as one of the best audiobooks of 2020.

"@applebooks, thank you for recognizing and respecting my story," Simpson added. "Turning my fears into wisdom has been a soulful journey to say the least. I appreciate the power of this praise with all of my heart."

Released earlier this year, "Open Book" featured many candid revelations from the mother of three.

Simpson described overcoming her addiction issues and how she was sexually abused at a young age. It was the emotional turmoil caused by the abuse that she said led her to a life of drugs and alcohol.

The “Public Affair” singer also elaborated on her decision to get sober in 2017.

“I need to stop,” she told her closest friends. “Something’s got to stop. And if it’s the alcohol that’s doing this, and making things worse, then I quit.”

She later revealed, “Giving up the alcohol was easy. I was mad at that bottle. At how it allowed me to stay complacent and numb.”

In the book, Simpson also admitted to being drunk during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and alleged that John Mayer was obsessed with her during their brief romance following her divorce from Nick Lachey.

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