Washington: Jessica Alba has revealed that she never felt comfortable describing herself as ‘sexy’ until she gave birth to her children.
The ‘Sin City’ actress - who has daughters Honor, three, and nine-month-old Haven with husband Cash Warren - found having kids “empowering” and insists that having a family has made her much less shy about her sexuality.
“Having babies helped me embrace my sexuality. Up until then, I was quite shy about it. But once I experienced how incredible and amazing it was to create a life, it was empowering. Now, I feel freer to express myself and just be me. Through motherhood I really came into my own and, for me, feeling sexy is all about this type of comfort, confidence, and true happiness,” a website has quoted her as writing blog for website iVillage’s CelebrityVillage.
The 31-year-old actress admits having children has made her less critical of herself and even though she knows her body has changed a lot since she became a mother, she doesn’t care because her priorities have changed.
“It’s really amazing how your perspective shifts and your definition of sexy evolves once you become a mother. Before having Honor and Haven, I was super-critical of my looks and worried more about inevitable changes to my body. I couldn’t even say the word ‘sexy’ to describe myself without feeling funny and awkward,” she wrote.
‘‘But becoming a mom has definitely made me feel more confident and secure than I ever did in my 20s. Even though I can’t ever get down to my pre-baby weight before having Honor, my jeans don’t zip up the same way, and things just hang differently (all moms know how that goes!), I feel completely comfortable in my skin and my idea of perfection has changed.
“I don’t really care about my body image anymore because it just doesn’t matter now that I have children. Instead, I focus on my health, feeling strong, and making sure I’m up and running so I can spend that all-important time with the girls,” she added.