JESSICA Alba said she only told her children recently that she had a Hollywood acting career before they were born, after they spotted the businesswoman on a magazine cover.
The 38-year-old star took a step back from acting in 2012 when she launched United States (US) consumer goods organisation The Honest Company following a glittering Hollywood career, but she recently told her children – daughters Honor, 11, Haven, seven, and 19-month-old son Hayes, who she shares with her film producer husband Cash Warren – about her movies when they saw her on a magazine cover.
She said, “I’ve actually met a surprising number of people over the years who know me only from Honest.
“Even my kids didn’t know I was in the entertainment industry because I took a step back from it once they could walk, talk, and be in the world. It wasn’t until recently that they were like, ‘Wait, why are you on a magazine cover? That’s awkward, Mom’. And I’m like, ‘Oh, yeah, I do this other thing sometimes’.”
Jessica, who has since returned to acting in police procedural TV series L.A’s Finest alongside Gabrielle Union, admits her kids have “exploded [her] body” but she has accepted it and now gives “zero care” about what people think of her.
She said, “Looking back, when I shot my first InStyle cover [in June 2007], I was insecure. I felt like I needed to be someone I wasn’t in order to be accepted. I allowed other people’s ideas of who they thought I should be to define me.
“Who am I now? I give zero care. I have three children. They’ve exploded my body, and I’m cool with it. And I know I’m smart.” – BANG!