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Why Does Jessica Alba Diss Her Daughter?
October 05, 2011
Jessica Alba debuted her new daughter, Haven, on People.com (as a new mother is apt to do), and in the accompanying interview she spoke of how dissimilar the 7-week-old looks from sister Honor (now 3 years old).
Jessica says, "I really only expected my child to look like Honor. When [husband Cash Warren and I] made such a different-looking kid, it was, like, 'Okay, I guess we can do this too!' It was a nice little surprise."
Ok, am I high or did Jessica just call her three-year-old daughter, "ugly?"
Let's break this down: Jessica was surprised by how different Haven looks from her big sister, and one glance at this pic of the baby proves she is a cutie-pie. Hence, Jessica thinks Honor is not. Now, were this an isolated incident, I'd chalk it up to Jessica being misquoted or misspeaking -- but this is actually the third notable time she has dissed her daughter in public.
On a February 2010 edition of Live! With Regis and Kelly, Jessica went off on how difficult her daughter is. "[Honor] loves saying no. [It's] her favorite word. Now she won't eat unless I tell her not to eat. I have to use reverse psychology on a 19-month-old. 'Don't eat your vegetables!' Then she looks at me defiantly and eats her broccoli."
Then, in September, Jessica engaged in slightly colder mean girl behavior, laughing with David Letterman about how heavy Honor was at birth. "She weighed just as much at six months as she does now," Jessica admitted. Then, when talk turned to crawling and walking, the actress giggled, "She crawled. Well, she rolled at first, she was so big. She had like eight rolls." In the same interview, Jessica owned up to overfeeding Honor as a baby so she'd sleep longer, which in turn made her "really chubby."
I mean, what is the deal here people? Parental venting is totally fine -- as long as you do it over a Cosmo with your lady friends and not on a national stage -- but this goes beyond that. Does anyone else feel like this story will eventually be used as a checklist when Honor is on the therapist couch?