StyleList had a girl talk with the 35-year-old diva, who has a fiery response to the rumors swirling around the Internet in recent days, which accuse Simmons of anorexic behavior.
The star says it's the parent in her that was most offended by the comments, though she personally finds it's often a no-win situation with the media.
"Six months ago, I was a size 10, and on CNN -- CNN for God's sake -- all the news was about how they have to spend millions of dollars retouching ads to make me look thinner. And now this other story [on our sister site PopEater] is throwing sensational salt on me, saying that I'm anorexic!" says Simmons.
[We reached out to PopEater's Rob Shuter and he declined to comment.]
"That story quotes me as saying 'I don't eat.' Well, I had said, 'I don't eat bags of Doritos and cheeseburgers like I used to,' but the writer ended the quote at, 'I don't eat.' That's irresponsible reporting. It really upset me because it's not at all my message, and I want people to know that. I'm first and foremost a mother and a wife, and I'm raising three kids, and I want them to grow up to have a healthy sense of self," Simmons tells StyleList.