Jessica Alba admits before she had a daughter: 'Work was all I had'
Jessica Alba admits in a new interview that having her daughter Honor Marie in 2008 changed her perspective on life.
"Before I had her, work was all I had. Now it's not," Alba tells Latina Magazine. The actress dons the cover of the August 2011 issue, which hits newsstands on July 12. "After I had Honor I didn't leave the house for a while. It was all about changing diapers and feedings and still trying to get back in to the routine of my [acting] thing."
She adds, "I love what I do. But unless it's worth it, I'm not going to spend time away from my daughter."
Alba, 30, announced in February that she and husband Cash Warren are expecting their second child. Alba, known for sexy female leading roles in action films such as "Sin City" in 2005 and the "Fantastic Four" movies, made the announcement on her Facebook page.
"Honor is going to be a Big Sister!" Alba said. "Cash and I are thrilled and wanted to share the news directly with you so you didn't hear about it somewhere else. I appreciated all of the love and support you all gave me during my first pregnancy and will definitely appreciate it again this time around."
Alba and Warren, a 32-year-old television and documentary film producer, met in 2004 on the set of "Fantastic Four," where he worked as a production assistant. The two married in May 2008 and their daughter Honor was born the following June.
The actress tells Latina magazine that her second pregnancy is going smoother than her first. "The first time around, every moment was so new and terrifying and now I know what to expect. It's like 'It's fine, I've been there before,'" Alba said. "With Honor, I was constantly asking myself 'Is she moving? Is her heart beating?' I'd worry about everything, and with this baby I don't have the same anxieties."
Alba, who is a mix of Mexican, Danish, French and Spanish, tells the magazine she wants to learn the Spanish language. "I've definitely considered moving to a Spanish-speaking country for a little while, even if it's just a month or two, because I think at the end of the day that's how you really learn," she said.