Jessica Alba's "Aha!" Moments
The star opens up about starting the Honest Company and other ways that being a mother is shaping her life. Check out gorgeous Jessica Alba photos from her very first shoot with supercute daughters Haven and Honor Warren! Plus, watch our video interview
As I listen to her talk about babies, I’m reminded she gave birth to her second daughter, Haven, a mere five months earlier. She looks, well, a-ma-zing. Her hair is pulled back into a high bun, showing off the chiseled cheekbones and pouty lips that have helped land her on lists reserved for some of the world’s most beautiful people. “I put on a lot of weight with [my firstborn] Honor; it took a long time to get back in shape,” she says, only half-jokingly. “My husband [producer Cash Warren] made bacon for me every morning, and at night we ordered a minimum of five desserts.” Now in slim leggings, combat boots, and a loose-fitting black coat with deep pockets, where she’s hiding her hands (a tiny tattoo peeks out from one wrist), it’s hard to imagine she had that same experience with baby number two. “[By then] I had a toddler to take care of and I was starting this business, so I made healthier food choices, did prenatal yoga.” When I ask how she maintains consistency, she says she eats mostly organic and fresh, and considers her triple nonfat latte her biggest indulgence. It’s not like it’s that hard to figure out why she looks so good. As she relaxes into her chair and friendly chatter ensues, she slowly reveals what life is really like for an A-list–star mom and entrepreneur. Believe it or not, her big business idea was inspired by a load of baby laundry. Here, some of her other major “aha!” moments—for now.