It's hard to believe Jessica Alba is a mom of two when you see the 32-year-old actress' killer body. After giving birth to her daughter Haven in August 2011, Alba shed the baby weight at record pace.
Yet surprisingly Alba wasn't always confident about her body. She dmitted that before having daughters Honor, 5, and Haven, 2, she was insecure about her physique. “I was a lot more critical of my body when it was pretty awesome,” Alba told Health magazine. “It’s like, why did I not ever wear jean shorts? That’s so crazy. I was so skinny! I didn’t have any cellulite … what was I thinking?!”
Alba has since become more open to experimenting with different styles, frequently opting for thigh-grazing ensembles that put her toned body on full display. Alba explained it was at the urging of her best friend Kelly Sawyer that she finally accepted her body, embracing a more fearless style philosophy. “I remember I was 28 or 29, at an MTV award thing, and my girlfriend Kelly was like, ‘You should wear a short skirt, because you are not going to be this age forever,’” Alba recalled.
“Now I’m a lot more confident in my skin, because who cares? At the end of the day, it’s so much time spent on something that really doesn’t matter that much,” Alba added. The Sin City star said it wasn’t always the case, however, and she admitted that before she became a mom she struggled with her self-esteem. “I was more willing to wear short skirts after I had my kids. I never wore them before. Ever. I was so self-conscious,” Alba explained.
These days, Alba has a growing family with husband Cash Warren, a reputation as an in-demand Hollywood actress, and an organic company called The Honest Company that focuses on well-being for moms and babies. Alba provides non-hazardous baby products, applying the holistic approach to her everyday diet.
“To me, it’s knowing that if you eat unprocessed fresh food – it doesn’t all have to be organic," Alba said. "But try to have the least amount of GMOs and pesticides – you have energy, aren’t starving and don’t have to count calories."