In May 2017, Jessica insisted she wouldn’t be having a third child, after reports surfaced claiming she was already expecting. Picture: AP

Jessica Simpson is expecting her third child.

The 38-year-old actress and singer already has daughter Maxwell, six, and son Ace, five, with her husband Eric Johnson, but has now revealed the couple - who married in 2014 - are set to expand their brood once more as Jessica is pregnant with a baby girl.

Posting a picture on Instagram on Tuesday of her two children surrounded by pink balloons - which revealed the gender of Jessica’s unborn baby - she wrote: “This little baby girl will make us a family of five. We couldn’t be happier to announce this precious blessing of life.”

The news comes after the Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica star revealed earlier this year that she hadn’t ruled out the possibility of a third child, despite having previously claimed she’d had an Intrauterine device (IUD) fitted, which would prevent further pregnancies.

She said in April: "We always practice. But it would definitely have to be a miracle.”

In May 2017, Jessica insisted she wouldn’t be having a third child, after reports surfaced claiming she was already expecting.

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She said: "I'm not pregnant. We got an IUD, nothing's gonna get in that uterus. I have two beautiful children and I'm not having a third.”

Meanwhile, Jessica might not be the only member of the Simpson family expanding her brood in the near future, as her younger sister Ashlee - who has nine-year-old son Bronx with her ex-husband Pete Wentz, and three-year-old daughter Jagger with her current spouse Evan Ross - recently said she would like to have a third child soon.

When asked about the prospect of baby number three, the 33-year-old singer said: "It's definitely soon ... in the next year. Definitely in the next year would be nice."