Jessica Alba Talks About Her Stretch Marks


Jessica Alba is still suffering the consequences of having a baby — and she loves it!

In the February issue of Self, the mother to 18-month-old daughter Honor admits that she has learned to love her stretch marks.

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"Pregnancy was the most incredible experience I’ve ever had," the actress, 28, says. "So I’ll take the stretch marks. I’ll take the sagging boobs. I’ll take the cellulite I can never get rid of."

Alba, who stars in the upcoming romantic comedy Valentine's Day (out Feb. 12), says she doesn't see those new attributes as flaws.

"If you walk around with your head held high and you’re happy and positive, then all that other stuff is irrelevant," she says. "Confidence is number one."

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But when things do get to her, she says her daughter — with hubby Cash Warren — fixes all.

"Honor is the best cure for stress," she tells Self. "When I spend time with her, I get instant perspective. I can be hard on myself if I don’t do everything perfectly. But now that I have her, there’s no time for that. I want to teach her that you can learn from your mistakes, and if you keep moving and stay positive and loving, everything will work out."

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When looking to the future, she also reveals that she wants to have more children.

Says Alba: "I want to be able to allow Honor and my other kids, who I hope to be blessed with in the future, to maintain their innocence for as long as possible."

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