Jessica Alba insists she won’t be using social media to air her dirty laundry anytime soon, as she speaks to Redbook in a tell-all new interview.
The 36-year-old, who is mother to two-month-old son Hayes, as well as daughters Honor, 9, and Haven, 6, says she’s fine with people wanting to be open online but she won’t be following in their footsteps.
Alba explains: “I don’t have it together at all. I just don’t need to use social media as therapy and tell everyone, ‘Today I f***ed up as a mom.’ It’s none of your damn business.
“I’m fine if people want to air their dirty laundry online, but people know enough about me. I make mistakes all the time… and sometimes when I get together with my friends, we’ll reflect on how we’ve made similar good and bad decisions. It’s like, ‘Yeah, that was humbling.’ Then you move on and have a glass of wine.”
Alba, who shares her three children with husband Cash Warren, whom she married in 2008, went on to say of being a role model to her daughters: “I hope that their seeing me get out of my comfort zone will give them some degree of fearlessness to try stuff.
“I want them to know that you can’t give up when it gets hard; when it gets hard is when you learn the most. You can’t teach kids that by just talking the talk – you have to walk the walk and reinforce it with talk.”
The actress has grown into quite the businesswoman, with her being the founder of The Honest Company, which provides natural products for parents’ babies and their homes.
She says of starting work young, “I was always in trouble with my parents for speaking up and wanting to be an equal part of the conversation. I started working young so I could get that respect.”