Jessica Alba Says Becoming a Mom "Helped Me Get Closer to My Soul and My Truth"

There's no denying that the three children Jessica Alba shares with her husband, Cash Warren, are the definition of adorable. The actor and Honest Company founder got hitched to Warren in 2008 and announced she was pregnant with her oldest daughter that same year. Alba and Warren then welcomed two more children in 2011 and 2017.

Speaking to People in March 2023, Alba said that having kids "really connected me with my femininity." She added, "[It connected me with] what that means and I think my true power as a person that's here for a reason. And get me out of, frankly, living in survival mode and worried about a bunch of other things that don't matter. And trying to live inside of a super hardcore world where I felt like I was so disconnected from my truth."

She continued: "I think that being a mom really helped me get closer to my soul and my truth."

Alba also said she really wrestles with raising her kids under different financial circumstances than how she grew up. "I wrestle with this! And I try, I try to get them to understand a reality that's just frankly, not a reality that they'll ever understand," she added. "It's not possible for them to understand what it was like for me or what it's genuinely like for other people."

"And I don't know now if they ever really need to see the sadness or the hardship that brings out in people. I don't know if it'll make them better people," she continued. "More importantly, I really, really want them to have empathy and compassion and humility and really operate in the world with kindness and gratitude."

Read through to get a look at Alba's sweet family of five, and try not to smile at all their cuteness in the process.

Honor Marie Warren

Alba and Warren's first child, a daughter named Honor, was born on June 7, 2008. Apparently, Honor was beyond excited to step into the role of a big sibling when her little sister was born. "Big sister Honor couldn't be more excited about the new addition to our family," Alba shared back in 2011.

On Honor's milestone 13th birthday, Alba wrote her teenager a sweet message on Instagram. "My teenager!!!! This is 13!" she wrote. "You have a heart of gold, you are filled with compassion, you are wicked smart, silly, hilarious, and so kind... I'm just so proud of you ๐Ÿ˜ข... You choosing me to be your mama has been one of the greatest gifts in life baby girl! I hope your teens are everything you hoped for and more, remember to soak up every moment. I love you with my whole heart and soul."

In June 2022, Alba celebrated Honor going off to high school. Alongside photos from her middle school graduation, Alba wrote on Instagram, "so proud of my honorcita - major congrats on this huge milestone ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฅณ off to high school, baby girl!"

Haven Garner Warren

Alba and Warren's middle child, a daughter named Haven, was born on Aug. 13, 2011. Known for her gorgeous red hair, her ginger locks took even took her mom by surprise. "I really only expected my child to look like Honor," Alba said shortly after giving birth to Haven. "When the two of us made such a different looking kid, it was like, 'Okay, I guess we can do this, too!' It was a nice little surprise."

For Haven's eighth birthday, Alba shared a slideshow of photos of her girl throughout the years. "Happy 8th Birthday to my ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŽ‚ Haven!" she wrote in the caption. "You are nothing but light and laughter - You were born with confidence, sass, and crazy swag - there's no stopping you my baby girl. I'm so lucky and so grateful you chose me to be your mama."

In June 2022, Alba celebrated Haven going off to middle school. "I'm so proud of you my Sweet Haven! ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก I can't believe you are heading to middle school!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ," Alba wrote on Instagram. "Over the last 6 years, you have grown into such a kind, considerate leader that always checks in on those around you. You are a natural shoulder for people to lean on, and give great advice - wise way beyond your years! You are naturally intuitive and intelligent, but I love how much pride you put into your work ๐Ÿ“ I'm excited for your next chapter- middle school, here you come it's going to be awesome! Nothing is out of your reach as long as you always stay connected to your โ™ฅ๏ธ+๐Ÿง but most importantly - have fun!!! ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿฆ."

Hayes Alba Warren

The couple's youngest child, a son named Hayes, was born on New Year's Eve โ€” Dec. 31 โ€” 2017. "Cash and I feel so blessed," Alba wrote in the caption of Hayes's birth announcement. "Haven and Honor are already obsessed with their new baby bro.

On Hayes's fifth birthday, Alba shared a loving tribute to her son on Instagram. "To my Hayesieโ€ฆ I love you more than words could ever express my sweet boy. Your spirit is pure love and joy! All of our bedtime cuddles and end of day talks are my favorite! Your energy is endless and it cracks me up when you try to fight sleep, because you don't want to miss anything! #fomo ๐Ÿ˜…," she wrote. "I love that you really feel music your heart. ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽน. I love how 'in the zone you get while playing sports and your determination to hone your skills blows me away! ๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฝ! I love everything that makes you you! Please remember to always give mama tight squeezes and smooches no matter how big you get! I love you my 5 year old! Ugh -why does time fly so fast! Te Amo Mucho Mi Amor #HappyBirthday #thisis5 #FelizCumpleaรฑos."

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