Jessica Simpson has struggled with her body image for a long time.

In an interview on “Today”, the pop singer’s mom Tina Simpson talked about her daughter’s experience being bodyshamed for years as a young star.

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“I have to be honest: To me the hardest thing with Jessica has been the weight. Because the way people judge her, it’s unbelievable,” Tina said. “Body shaming is a terrible thing, and no girl should have to go through that — or guy. Period.”

According to Tina, her daughter’s experience was so taxing that at points she didn’t even want to leave the house.

“Because of [the body shaming], it catapulted all kinds of different emotions and different things in her life too, you know? And then it made her want to be a recluse, in a lot of ways, and to hide out and not want to get out of her house,” she recalled.

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Back in March, Jessica talked to People about the new body positivity movements she’s been seeing happening in our culture.

“There is a wonderful movement for body positivity now and the response to that portion of my story has been overwhelmingly supportive,” she said. “I don’t think people always realized that there was a human being, a beating heart and working eyes with actual feelings behind those headlines and that words can hurt and stay with you for a lifetime.”