Jessica Alba said her husband was more like a roommate at times while raising their 3 kids
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren. David Crotty / Getty Images
Jessica Alba married 13 years ago when she was nine months pregnant.
She and her husband, Cash Warren, were determined to date, but that got lost over time, she said.
Alba said she was growing with her family and keeping lines of communication open.
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After 13 years of marriage, even Jessica Alba is struggling to keep the spark alive, especially while raising three children.
“Everything has been rosy for two and a half years. But after that you become a roommate, "Alba said this month on Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt's Instagram show" Before, During and After the Baby. "
“You just go through the movements. You are in charge. She said.
Alba has been married to Cash Warren since 2008. They tied the knot when Alba was nine months pregnant with her now 13-year-old daughter Honor, and Warren didn't have much time to get used to married life. They had planned to have their son Hayes, 3.
Initially, Warren and Alba were good at having weekly date nights where they didn't talk about the kids or the to-do list at home - but over time, "it stops about whatever," Alba said .
Although they don't date that often, Alba says, she and Warren still pay attention to the way they talk to each other. You focus on "being able to communicate when you're unhappy and stopping it right away instead of somehow festering it," Alba said.
Alba said she sometimes assumed Warren would be there.
"We obviously have the friendship, the comfort of 'you're not going anywhere' and that's why you don't treat these people well sometimes, do you? You don't consider their feelings in the way that you would consider other people's feelings, "she said." So this is something I have to work on all the time. "
Alba said she definitely doesn't have all the answers to a happy marriage. "When you find out about your relationship, let me know," she joked.
Alba said her biggest surprise in motherhood was that she had to be more comfortable with being vulnerable. "I feel like I didn't really understand the rough edges of the complexities of emotions and relationship dynamics," she said, adding, "There wasn't much room for vulnerability."
Since becoming a mother, Alba has realized that she can still be strong and successful, and at the same time be emotional, she said.
"Instead of being vulnerability like a weakness, it's actually a strength," she said.
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