Jessica Alba revealed that she no longer attends therapy sessions with her two daughters as they recently took the step of going ‘on their own’.
The Fantastic Four actress, 42, who revealed the secret to her successful 15-year marriage to Cash Warren, stopped by the BabyList Showroom in Beverly Hills, where she opened up to People about her reasoning behind the decision.
‘We don’t do it together anymore. They do it on their own. They’re older now,” the star said of Honor, 15, and Haven, 12.
Along with her daughters, Alba also shares son Hayes, five, with husband Cash Warren, who she tied the knot with in 2008.
On the topic of therapy, the mother of three emphasized the importance of “breaking down any stereotypes or stigmas associated with it.”
No therapy together: Jessica Alba, 42, revealed that she no longer attends therapy sessions with her two daughters as they recently took the step of going ‘on their own’; seen in July in London
‘On our own’: ‘We don’t do it together anymore. They do it on their own. They’re older now,” the star said of Honor, 15, and Haven, 12
Jessica continued, “Especially if you didn’t grow up with (therapy) culturally, I’m Mexican-American, and we really didn’t grow up with that.”
“And it was always looked at as if there was something wrong with you, or you didn’t want to tell people you were seeing a therapist.”
The actress further emphasized the positive side of attending therapy, sharing that they are “more connected and aware of where you are emotionally so you can thrive.” Who doesn’t want that? And I think it’s important that you can stand up for your children and yourself.’
Earlier in August, she also told People that her daughters had learned important communication skills during their own therapy sessions.
“They are at the age where their therapy is more individualized, but it has given them, I think, a language in which they can communicate with me about their needs in a different way,” she explained.
The Dark Angel star added that it’s “nice to be able to give them the tools to better understand themselves and really articulate their needs.”
Alba later said, “So now they say, ‘Mom, I want to be able to talk to my therapist and you don’t always listen.’
During an interview with Glamor Britain Last July, Jessica opened up about attending therapy with her daughters and the positive impact it had on their relationship.
No stigma: On the topic of therapy, the mother of three emphasized the importance of “breaking down any stereotypes or stigmas associated with it”
Importance of family: As well as her daughters, Alba also shares son Hayes, five, with husband Cash Warren – who she tied the knot with in 2008
‘I went with both of them. And around puberty is the time for me, I think, for my girls,” she told the outlet.
“Then they started to shut down a little bit and really said, ‘I don’t want to talk anymore.’ And I’m like, “We’re not doing this. We have to maintain a line of communication here.”
The Honest Company founder added, “How can I be a better parent to you? How do you want me to talk to you? Don’t shut me out.’
She remembered telling her daughters, “Look, I’m not perfect. I won’t know all the answers, but I want to be a great parent to you. And what you like and don’t like is different from what your sister likes and dislikes. And I’m going to make mistakes.’
“Here’s a safe space, you can’t get into trouble. Let me know what I’m doing wrong, or what you want me to do differently. Or how do you want me to discipline you when you mess up? What does that look like for you?…’
But after attending sessions together, her two girls have now taken the step of striking out on their own as they get older.
Jessica welcomed her three children with husband Cash Warren, who she first met in 2004 on the set of the film Fantastic Four.
Earlier this month, Alba spoke about motherhood and gushed fondly about it E! News“I think every stage of parenthood has brought me tremendous joy.”
Opening up: During an interview with Glamor UK last July, Jessica opened up about attending therapy with her daughters and the positive impact it had on their relationship
Joys of Motherhood: Earlier this month, Alba spoke about motherhood and sweetly gushed to E! News , ‘I think every stage of parenthood has brought me enormous joy’
“My kids definitely teach me. They all have their own little needs or what they need from me or what they want from me. I love that they’re not shy about letting me know.”
While talking about her daughters, she said, “I feel like I’m constantly learning from them, how to be more connected to my feelings all the time, because they both need such different things from me.”
Her son Hayes recently started kindergarten, and Jessica admitted, “This guy is just running nonstop, and he just wakes up and is on his way.”
‘He’s not self-conscious at all and I love that about him. But then he still has that tender side and he loves to cuddle. I love it, I love every second of it.”
Earlier this year in May, Jessica and Cash celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary. However, Cash recently revealed on the Whine Down with Jana Kramer podcast that both he and Jessica had split up their relationship “four years in” because of his jealousy.
Warren admitted that when the pair started dating, he was “very jealous of other guys and the attention she was getting from other guys.”
‘Connected’: While talking about her daughters, she said, “I feel like I’m constantly learning from them, how to constantly be more connected to my feelings, because they both need such different things from me”
In the past: Cash recently revealed on the Whine Down With Jana Kramer podcast that both he and Jessica had split their relationship “four years in” due to his jealousy; seen in November 2022 in West Hollywood
“It just didn’t make me feel good,” he said. “I was always a pretty confident person… And the next thing you know, I look up and I’m just jealous all the time.” His envy led to their breakup by “turning into a bastard.”
‘We broke up. And during that time apart, if we ever got back together, I made a promise to myself to channel that in a different way, in a more productive way.”
The couple have been in a long-term relationship since then and he explained how they deal with arguments and disagreements.
“When we go through those times, we give each other the space we need, we talk it out, maybe go on a date night. You try to do things to get it back. And fortunately I have a partner who is somewhat involved.’