Jessica Alba opens up about pregnancy, Cash Warren

07/10/2008 at 11:00 AM ET

JessicaalbaThough men’s magazines have christened Jessica Alba with titles like "Sexiest Woman in the World" time and time again, the new mom tells the U.K.’s Cosmopolitan magazine that pregnancy left her feeling exactly the opposite.

"I never felt less sexy," she says of her own pregnancy. "I mean, I wouldn’t have changed it for the world…but I wanted to get rid of all the weight."

The 27-year-old actress, who gave birth to daughter Honor Marie five weeks ago, says that settling down with husband Cash Warren, 29, was an unexpected — but pleasant — surprise.

I never thought I’d find a man before 30, let alone marry him and havehis baby. I always used to meet the wrong guys — the ones who wanted to hang out for a week and see how far they couldget. If you didn’t have sex in the first few days, you were eitherfrigid or a lesbian. So I held out — and, boy, am I glad I did!

The couple’s wedding, which took place at the Beverly Hills courthouse in May, was no-frills and "very romantic," said Jessica, who explained that they’re "not a typical Hollywood couple."

I love that he’s notan actor. I’m way too high maintenance to be in a relationship with anactor — they’re all such divas! Nothing was planned — the pregnancy or the wedding. But [Cash] took it in his stride and convinced me we’d conquer all!

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Becky on

I LOVE her!

kaylee on

Gotta love her honesty! LOL! Can’t wait to see pics of Honor Marie, and Jess looks great, she will have her old self back in no time. I was back in 8 weeks all 3 pregnancies, size 3, if I can do it, she can!

chris on

Her honesty is refreshing.

Mandy on

I really appreciate her honesty. I love my boys more than life itself, but I hated being pregnant. I was sick the entire time, with both of them and couldn’t wait for it to be over. It’s nice to see that celebrities aren’t immune from that same feeling. I agree with kaylee, she shouldn’t have any problem losing the weight, just be consistent.

xena on

hum, but wasnt her saying that the weight gave her a young face like she didnt since she was 16?

ttcnomore on

Thank God someone actually started being honest about pregnancy. I am pregnant now and I actually felt cheated because I was waiting to feel good about my body and sexy like a lot of women claim to feel. It hasn’t happened yet. Nothing fits, I’m getting stretch marks in places I didnt think I would. Nothing sexy about that.

Annie on

OMG Yes Jessica!!!(on her words about finding/choosing the right guy.) Being an actor myself, I’ve dated mostly other actors, which has resulted in a bunch of miserable relationships. They ARE divas lol!I think that’s why so many Hollywood marriages don’t work–most of the time, actors are just not compatible! I’m glad everything worked out so well for her.

Shelby on

I think it not only depends on the person, but the stage of pregnancy. Sometimes it was just an amazing feeling realizing that there was a new person growing inside me, and other times I was just uncomfortable and couldn’t wait to be done. There were times when I felt very sexy, but near the end, I just felt like a giant whale. Fortunately, my husband appreciated my curviness and told me so!

tink1217 on

why do people say “at last someone being honest about pregnancy”??? Every pregnancy is different. I completely enjoyed being pregnant, does that mean I am not being honest? I love that Jessica is open about HER particular pregnancy, but there are lots of women who LOVE being pregnant! Doesn’t mean we aren’t being honest about it.

FC on

Cash does sound like a true keeper, and a great man, period. I loved what she had to say.

Pearl on

I find it interesting that most of the comments are commending Jessica for being honest about pregnancy.
Pregnancy is not the same for all women. Some woman hate being pregnant, others indifferent while the rest love it. I happen to be one of those who absolutely loved being pregnant. I’m a small-sized woman so pregnancy just made me more everything and I loved it. I felt so full, round and beautiful. My skin has never ever looked beautiful as it did while pregnant. My baby is 5 months now, and I remember fretting whenever I had to get the results for all those tests you have to have and to see him now – healthy and all, just puts pregnancy in perspective. So all that just make ms love being pregnant and I miss it but I dare not get pregnant so soon again!

Ekaterina on

tink1217: Yeah, totally agreed. Everyone feels differently about being pregnant. The woman I nanny for hates it, but my mother absolutely loved it. I don’t really think saying that you felt “less sexy” and seemed to not like it qualifies as being honest. It’s just an opinion. Because I would hate to think that by saying I love being pregnant, I’m lying or faking it. Not to mention that if you read the quotes closely, you’ll notice that she said all the weight made her feel unsexy and that makes it seem like being heavier is unsexy. And there is a difference between saying, “being pregnant made me feel unsexy” and “putting on the weight made me feel unsexy”.

Meredith on

I don’t mind her comments about pregnancy. That is how she felt.

What does bug me is the phrase “find a man”. How archaic is that?

Monica on

I didn’t enjoy pregnancy too much either and didn’t feel sexy at all. I used to wonder if something was wrong with me when I heard others say how much they enjoyed being pregnant. Eventually I learned everyone is just different.

martina on

Guys,every pregnancy being different is exactly the reason why people are praising Jessica for being honest. How often do you hear someone famous say they didn’t “love being pregnant” or “didn’t feel like the most beautiful & sexy woman in the world”??? They are so obsessed with being perfect, the photos and interviews set an impossible standard for regular women. I am having a good pregnancy thank God, but am I enjoying being 6 months pregnant in the 90 degree heat and 100% humidity? Do I feel sexy with a extra-20lb of stomach? Can I afford to buy all those fancy maternity dresses? NO. Heck, I would love to have wear that cute peacock dress Gwyn wore the other day; but I am not spending $240 on it. That’s why I appreciate that there is a famous woman out there that a) did gain a normal amount of weight (lets not kid ourselves, some celebrity moms are dieting while pregnant and working out like crazy) and b) is down to earth enough to say how she really felt.

vl on

I have a problem with someone calling themselves “high maintenance”. I think it makes her sound spoiled and bratty.
I hope as she matures and grows she will realize that comments like this will follow her forever.
Pregnancy was a beautiful moment for me. I loved every minute of it. It is a shame that she worried about her weight gain.

Jen on

What’s wrong with “find a man”? The term “Finding the love of your life” seems about the same.

Beverley on

Jessica said “So I held out”. I guess not really since she was 9 months pregnant before she got married.

Devon on

I don’t think high maintenance necessarily means being spoiled and bratty. I’m not ashamed to say that I am a high maintenance woman, but I’m not spoiled and a brat. I take pride in my appearance (not to say others don’t) and I will never leave the house without my hair done, make-up done, and I would never consider leaving the house without obsessing over what to wear. I understand what Jessica is saying that she likes that Cash isn’t like that, because if my husband was like that, we would never leave the house on time! I like the fact that my husband is so laid back when I’m obsessing over what to wear. It’s a great combo. Not to say that’s EXACTLY what Jessica is talking about, but what’s wrong in admitting that?

I think what people mean when they say she’s being “honest” is that on the whole, women always gush about how they loved being pregnant, feeling sexy, and somehow that could make some feel as though they are doing something wrong if they aren’t feeling that way. It’s nice, no matter who the person is, to know that someone else is feeling the same way.

Allie on

They dated for years beforehand so clearly she’s talking about not sleeping with him right away, not saying she was saving it for marriage.

Erica on

I think Jessica’s honesty is refreshing too, but she is constantly contradicting herself. I remember an interview she gave about a year and half ago where she said that loved casually hooking up with guys and hated when men were still there at her house the “morning after”. I get the feeling that she says whatever she thinks sounds good in the moment.

sar on

Is this where we are supposed to leave comments or is it just where we are suppose to criticize everyone for everything they say??

I personally am looking forward to seeing the whole purpose of Jessica being on this site and that is getting to see her little bundle of joy.

Brigid on

Jessica strikes me as the type of Hollywood Mom who in a few years, the only pics we’ll see of her baby are with a Nanny.

fay on

sar, that was the funniest thing i have ever read on this site… and ur right… i’m glad u wrote that… because 1. it was funny… and b. it was true…


Moore on

Erica, she recently went back and explained the comment which was printed and taken the wrong way. She never said she hooked up with random men. What she said was she has no problem with a woman having casual sex like a man does. She would just be one of those girls who wouldn’t see the reason for the guy sticking around the next day. No attachment kind of thing instead of trying to make it more than it is.

L on

I have never and will never care for this actresss.. not a fan of hers at all.

However, I can’t wait to see pictures of her baby, I’m sure she’s beautiful!

Kat on

I think she’s a lovely girl, and I wish her all the best, but it’s well-known in Hollywood that she and Cash were broken up when she found out she was pregnant. So she might not be completely honest here, but perhaps the baby is just what they needed.

Caren on

I don’t understand this comment section at all.
I placed a negative comment on Jennifer Garner, an actress I never and will never like and it didn’t get published. Yet all these comments are harping on Alba and no one seems to be doing anything.


ellen on

um yeah FC cash warren is def a true keeper, and a great man……..he freaking cheated on her!!! definetley a true gentleman lol

Erica on

Thanks for the response, Moore. ^_- I can understand that.

Moore on

Yeah, no problem Erica 🙂

CelebBabyLover on

Kat- Jessica and Cash broke up last summer, but got back together before the pregnancy occured (given that Honor was born on June 7th, she was mostly likely concieved somewhere around late September/early October), and thus before she found out she was pregnant. I do remember reading about the break-up, and then reading about the pregnancy, and THEN finding out that they had gotten back together before the pregnancy, so I do admit that the situation WAS certainly confusing at first!

Bancie1031 on

I personally enjoyed being pregnant! Can’t wait to see pictures of Honor.

k on

CelebBabyLover, I’m pretty sure I read in an article that Jessica found out she was in pregnant back in September (isn’t that when the rumors started? I remember seeing some then because she was playing with baby shoes or something silly like that), and given the other things she said about how far along in her pregnancy she was at various times, I think she conceived more like early September – v. shortly after she and Cash got back together in late August. It wasn’t a very long break-up at all!

HardCandy on

Moore, I think Erica is right.

I read that same article and thought the same thing when I read these comments. Many celebs cry “my comments were taken out of context” when they are on damage control. I don’t see how hers could’ve been because she said she specifically doesn’t mind one night stands, she was not talking about women in general.

terri on

xena, I think she said that in a negative way, not a positive way. Her skin at 16 was probably more troublesome, not better.

Pencils on

Jessica Alba is always contradicting herself, and saying things she later regrets when she sees them in print. I find it kind of refreshing, actually, it makes her seem like a real person, not someone who is so completely controlled by her publicists. And as far as pregnancy and sexiness is concerned, I’m pregnant right now, and although I’m not enjoying this pregnancy, it’s been very hard on me physically and I feel enormous, I still feel sexy, and that’s totally due to my amazing husband. He obviously thinks I’m sexy 😉 and I can’t help but respond to it. He also tells me I’m beautiful and sexy every day. I wish every pregnant woman were as lucky!