Jessica Alba was seen spending some one-and-one time with her youngest daughter Haven in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday afternoon. As the duo spent the day running errands together, the 40-year-old actress wore a long white coat, baby blue sweatsuit and a floral face mask.
The Honest Company founder accessorized with a chic bucket bag, white high top Converse sneakers and her dark tresses in a wavy ponytail. Her little girl rocked a pink long sleeve with an upside down smiley face on the front, black leggings and white tennis shoes Like her mother, who carried a small notebook, Haven held onto a bright yellow journal and blue mechanical pencil. In addition to Haven, Alba and her husband Cash Warren share 13-year-old daughter Honor and son Hayes, three.
Alba and Warren initially met while they were both working on Fantastic Four in 2004, in which she starred and he acted as a director’s assistant. She was previously in a relationship with her Dark Angel costar Michael Weatherly and the pair were engaged at one point, although they split up in 2003.
The actor and her now-husband dated for four years before they decided to tie the knot in 2008. As a parent, Alba has been candid about attending therapy sessions with her eldest in an effort to ‘destigmatize’ the process and encourage others to try it. The mom-of-three revealed over the summer that she and teenager had been in therapy for the past two years so that they could learn to communicate and understand each other better.
Speaking to PEOPLE about why she chose to share intimate details of her family life, the Honest Company founder said: ‘I think it makes it less scary for others.’ ‘I think I’m just trying to destigmatize what that is,’ she shared, before elaborating on how it helps promote healthy family communication,’ she explained.
She had previously divulged that the decision to get help stemmed from wanting to have a better relationship with her kids than she had with her own parents. The L.A.’s Finest star had first spoken about mommy-daughter therapy on an episode of Katherine Schwarzenegger’s Before, During & After Baby podcast in July. ‘With my 13-year-old, I’m struggling with not treating her like a little [kid] – I want to treat them all like babies…I want to baby them. Still, my tendency is to parent them as if they are little,’ she said of trying to adapt her parenting techniques.
‘I started going to therapy with her [Honor] I think when she was 11. For me it was really out of, I felt like my relationship really suffered with my parents because they didn’t know how to communicate with me and how I needed to be parented. ‘I didn’t want that breakdown with Honor so we went to therapy together,’ she revealed at the time, and maintained while chatting with PEOPLE that she hopes her candor on the subject ‘makes it less scary for others.’