Jessica Alba is reconnecting with her Mexican heritage and ensuring that her 19-month-old daughter Honor grows up bilingual.
In the latest issue of Siempre Mujer magazine, the 28-year-old Fantastic Four star says she recently hired a Hispanic studies professor to teach her and Honor Spanish. “God knows that I wish I was raised bilingual. But it wasn’t to be.”
Alba opens up about the negative press she received on the topic, saying she “cried all night. I tried to explain to [journalists] that in this country I’m considered Latina and, thus, I consider myself Latina as well,” Alba says. “I identify with Mexicans. It’s in my blood whether or not I speak Spanish.”
On a lighter note, Alba also said that she’s not fond of her “stretch marks” and wishes she could just chill sometimes. “But about my personality, I wish I could turn my brain off every once in a while. I’m too analytical.”
One thing Jessica can’t turn off is her love for husband Cash Warren. “He doesn’t take life so seriously. Just like me,” she says. “I couldn’t be with someone who couldn’t laugh at themselves. We have a good life.”