Jessica Alba, mother of 3-year-old daughter Honor and baby girl Haven, has redefined what sexy means to her as an adult and mother. The 31-year-old wrote of how things have changed over the last handful of years for her first blog on iVillage.
“Having babies helped me embrace my sexuality,” wrote Jessica Alba. “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.”
For Jessica Alba, even though her body has changed through two pregnancies, she’s found a new sense of self acceptance she didn’t have before motherhood.
“It’s really amazing how your perspective shifts and your definition of sexy evolves once you become a mother,” the actress continued. “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.”