Jessica Alba blogs & tweets about her amazing marriage: try hard & uh-oh?

Jessica Alba

Here’s a picture of Jessica Alba being honored by at the Champion for Children Award Ceremony in Greenwich on Monday. Jessica was being singled out for her hard work to promote healthy lifestyles and wonderful lifestyle tips that are supposedly more grounded than Goop methods. Naturally, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was just a staged ruse for Jessica to promote her newish book, The Honest Life, which is a tome full of “affordable” tips to build a “healthy non-toxic” lifestyle and is essentially a promotional tool in and of itself to promote The Honest Company. Jessica might be a lousy actress, but she sure is good at branding.

Meanwhile, Jessica is also pimping another area of her wonderful life. She and husband Cash Warren just celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary, and both of them are shouting it from the Tweettops. Jessica even Instagrammed some photo montages to celebrate the occasion. How romantic?

Jessica Alba

Not only are Jessica and Cash pawing all over each other via social media (seriously kids, get a room), but now Jessica is blogging about their wonderful marriage in a piece for iVillage. Of course, this is also geared to promote The Honest Company, but let’s see what she has to say anyway:

It’s hard to imagine what life is going to be like after your first baby, not to mention your second! Diapers are a certainty. Sleepless nights, coffee, and concealer (lots of it) are probably guaranteed too. Having time to see a movie or enjoy a glass of wine by yourself — let alone with your husband — before your kids head off to college? I know — it feels like an impossibility or a far-off dream. But I can assure you it’s not.

When I was pregnant with Honor, I was lucky that I could dispel some of these worries by turning to my mommy friends. We talked shop about all the baby stuff and parenting tricks they’d already learned after bringing home their little ones. During one of these chats, my girlfriend Kelly shared one life-changing word with me: “Schedule!” She had transitioned her babies to a consistent 7 p.m. bedtime, so she knew that she could have some grown-up time each night. And everyone, including her daughters, was happier for it.

Thankfully, her knowledge was my gain. Cash and I have also found that maintaining a family schedule is the key to making time for each other. Whether we’re settling into the couch to watch bad reality television or getting a babysitter so we can enjoy a date night out, we always know we have dedicated time after the girls are asleep to catch up, discuss what’s on our minds, and simply just be with each other (no cell phones or e-mail allowed!).

Carving out this alone time is especially important after almost nine years together, too. Often feeling tired after a busy day at work and home, I know how easy it is to take each other for granted or let our relationship sit on the back burner and think, “It will be there tomorrow, now it’s time for sleep.” So, making time for our relationship in our daily routine — even though it’s surprisingly predictable and may not seem as spicy as our spontaneous pre-kiddo days — really helps keep the romance alive.

And maybe it’s because I’m 30 or maybe it’s because I’m a mom, but I don’t think romance is always about swinging from chandeliers (although it’s nice from time to time). It’s really about the small gestures too. Recently when filming a movie in Atlanta, Cash surprised me by having a beautiful bouquet of flowers delivered to the set. It was a simple, heartfelt surprise that let me know he was thinking of me during my time away from home. I loved it. He also takes over middle-of-the-night feedings, tends to fevers, and takes the girls to the park without me having to ask because he knows I need a break. All these things add to our romance.

[From iVillage]

Doesn’t it seem like Jessica is trying awfully hard in this blog entry as well as on Twitter to convince us that everything is perfect in her amazing, flawless marriage? Maybe it is. Or maybe — and this is what I usually suspect of most social media bragging incidents — Jessica and Cash aren’t just trying to convince the world of their happiness, but they’re also attempting to convince themselves. You never know.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

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  1. Cherry says:

    I’ve heard her blab about this ‘brilliant’ ‘schedule!’ tip of hers before. It totally rubbed me the wrong way then, and it does now. Am I to understand that the only thing us peasants need to do to keep our marriage fresh after having a baby is putting the kid to bed on time? Can I nominate that one for #pippatip of the year?

  2. Jess says:

    As a woman madly in love with her fiance (we have been together 3 years), I still gush about the relationship to anyone that will listen. Sometimes a person’s happiness can be annoying or fake to some because they haven’t experienced that kind of bond. Yes, there is some skepticism because she’s a celebrity, but she is human. I think that if there has been consistency through their relationship, that its no act.

    • Badirene says:

      Yeah I hear you, I have been with my other half for almost 14 years and still gush. Honestly he is my best friend, and whether I am having a good day or a bad day there is no other person I would want to be with.

      So I guess I must be fake, try hard and set for divorce.

      • jamee draper says:

        Good for you Badirene!Just because I am lonely and single doesn’t mean I begrudge people for being in love.Congrats to you and Jessica Alba.if you are lucky enough to have real love then you should brag about it.

    • Mel says:

      I think you’re right.
      And how lucky you are!
      The best of luck. ;)

  3. Tamra says:

    She is personification of “try hard”. He acting career is dead and she desperately tries to stay relevant. She is like Kyle from RHOBH – phony.

  4. missiecoco says:

    they look like brother & sister

  5. Elle says:

    She is just pimping out her kids and husband to sell her products and lifestyle. So tacky.

  6. Sabrine says:

    I’m all for anything that promotes health and wellness, nothing wrong or tacky about that. There’s some good tips in the book she wrote as I was leafing through it at my local book store just yesterday.

    With children’s asthma, autism, cancer and other illnesses at an all time high, maybe it’s time people learned how to live life with fewer chemicals and things that are bad for us.

  7. TG says:

    Jessica is gorgeous but a terrible actress and kind of dumb too but this article wasn’t so bad. I can’t stand celebs who complain about the paps and claiming to want privacy yet they share everything on twitter and Instagram. Why does the world need to know you have been maried for 5 years. I am sure to them it is exciting but in Hollywood terms or any terms 5 years is nothing. I do agree with her that you should make time for one another. I have never done that and my marriage has suffered because of it.

  8. Nessa says:

    I don’t know. I’m not a fan hers, but I’m giving her the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they are really happy and she is using it to her advantage to sell her baby products.

  9. siobhan says:

    I prefer as a lifestyle guru rather than a actress. She has been terrible in every movie I have seen her in.

  10. lady mary. says:

    not a fan of her ,but atleast iam glad she is givin Goop some competition

  11. lisa says:

    they look like twins

    i wonder if she minds that he generates little to no income

    • reinvent says:

      This times 20…. what does he do exactly? I think he has that clothing line with justin timberlake.. I see it at Marshalls.. but besides that?

      • idk says:

        Are you talking about the clothing line William Rast? That clothing line is owned by Justin and his best friend (not Jessica’s husband). Jessica’s husband started off as a production assistant and has tried his hand at producing, etc. His dad is the guy from that old show “Chips”…the African American cop. Jessica’s husband went to school with Kim Kardashian…lol interesting side note.

      • bee says:

        Nicole richie and rashida jones also went to school with kim kardashian lots of uberrich show biz type kids went to that school.

    • fingerbinger says:

      I think he was a production assistant or something like that,but I doubt he is still doing that.

    • Badirene says:

      Plenty of Hollywood wives don’t work either, they have full time staff (nannies, housekeepers etc) and nobody questions them. Maybe JA is happy to work and support their family herself, and have him available to travel and attend functions with her?

      • lisa says:

        totally

        but ive heard her justify her movie choices by saying she grew up w/o $ yada yada.

        her husband grew up in a richer family. she might not mind that he earns no income. and if she really cared, she wouldnt have married him. but just based on some things she has said, i think it might bother her a little.

    • Emily says:

      If I were wealthy, I sure wouldn’t care that my husband didn’t generate income. I’d want him to do something to get out of my hair sometimes, like volunteer work, but otherwise who cares. Why does it matter?

  12. k says:

    I dunno, I just kind of find her insipid.

    I know she’s trying hard with the branding and business and good on her, but I’m not sure she has the charisma to make it stick. She’s a bit milquetoast to me.

  13. GeeMoney says:

    I think you people are reading too much into what she’s saying. If she’s truly happy or even fake happy, I don’t see the reason why it’s a big deal that she’s gushing about it. Good for her.

    The fact that most of you spend so much time on this site picking apart what every celebrity says shows that you really have waaaaay too much time on your hands.

    • Emily says:

      And the fact that you’re on this site picking apart the things people say about what celebrities say means…

      • justjess says:

        +1000

        now we know what her husband does all day. Defends their relationship on gossip sites!

  14. Yelly says:

    Her husband is quite handsome.

    • justjess says:

      +1000!!!

      now we know what her husband does all day. Defends their relationship on gossip sites!

  15. MAC says:

    Junior GOOP.

  16. bee says:

    i dont have anything negative to say about her. I cant fault her for building a brand at least she is astute enough to realize that you cant be a hollywood starlet forever and build something for the future.

  17. CreamSoda says:

    She gives her husband too much credit for handling night-time feedings, fevers, and jaunts to the park because she needs a break. He’s the dad. He should be doing those things. To everything else she said, meh.

    • Bodhi says:

      Exactly. It also drives me batty when people praise their husbands for babysitting their kids. Dads don’t babysit! They are SUPPOSED to care for their kids!

    • just sayin' says:

      Especially when this dude does not appear to have a job.

  18. Lana says:

    OMG, I am so tired of the Jessica Alba bashing. She was critiqued for being a lousy actress when she acted, and now that she is trying to do something else and start her own company (and seemingly succeeding fairly well), she is hated on for promoting her business. I am not a fan, but actually like her book/message, her products AND her ability to make the best of what she has got. And JA was never one to pimp out her marriage and kids, come on. Actually, she was always criticized for looking angry when being photographed and being too private before.

  19. Bodhi says:

    I’m sure I say this on every JA thread, but if she is so interested in clean living, why the hell isn’t her company selling cloth diapers?? I’ve used the Honest disposables & they are fine, but there are still chemicals in them.

  20. Emily says:

    Honestly, I think it’s just you. I can see why the fact that her husband treats her nicely and behaves like a decent parent would seem marvelous to Jessica Alba. First, she’s in Hollywood, and most men there treat women like crap. Second, she’s not too bright.

    • kim says:

      Your last sentence is spot-on — at least in regards to her choice of a husband. The guy feeds his own kids, changes a diaper or two and he’s a hero? Excuse me, but from what I can see this dude does very little to generate income and pay the bills, so looking after his own kids does not seem a lot to ask. He hit pay dirt when he married her.

      On the business side, Alba seems to have a work ethic and truly embraces the concept of keeping busy. Even if she’s not the brains behind all of her business ventures, you gotta hand it to her — she is a hard worker.

    • kim says:

      Bee- Is your response meant to be a rebuttal? Going to Harvard and doing something with that degree are two different things. He inherited money? Wow. Personally I’d more more impressed if he had zippo education and worked as a brick layer.

      • hoya_chick says:

        Lol, he went to Yale, not Harvard. Coincidentally the same time as Jessica Simpson’s gold digging fiancée. Hmmmm connection perhaps? Lol I kid.

      • bee says:

        @kim it wasn’t. I was just informing people who seem to think he is living off her. That type comment gets repeated a lot so i just thought id chip in.
        @hoya-chick you are right its yale, he comes from a wealthy family, a bit its weird that you think he is the gold digger, when they met he was definitely the wealthier. he works as a producer but i dont think he is a very prolific one.

  21. bridget says:

    This is Jessica Alba’s job now – the acting jobs dried up a long time ago (except for the occasional RR movie) and now she’s trying to make herself into a lifestyle guru. Beware taking advice from someone that wants to sell you something.

  22. Itsa Reallyme says:

    Sometimes people are legitimately happy and just want to share it. People don’t always have ulterior motives.

  23. dahlianoir says:

    I hate you Jessica, I haven’t had flowers since Valentine’s day :(

  24. Norman says:

    I guess I’l take it for Jessica but I think she is very hot and successful in the endeavors outside of acting. Jessica has a successful marriage, very rare in Hollywood. She is also one of a very few actors who has started a business that has not failed. Jessica is also charitable for worthy causes and believes is a cleaner environment. So Jessica Alba gushes about her marriage on Twitter and is not a renowned actress, I say she is doing fine.