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Jessica Alba's Secret to a Happy Home Life: Having Girls' Night Out to Complain About Your Husband!

Jessica Alba's Secret to a Happy Home Life: Having Girls' Night Out to Complain About Your Husband!

Jessica Alba is glowing on the cover of Self magazine’s August 2014 issue, on newsstands July 29.

Here’s what the 33-year-old Sin City: A Dame to Kill For actress had to share with the mag:

On getting out any marriage frustrations: “You’ve got to have the girls’ night out to complain about your husband or whatever it is. You have some fun, then you can go and enjoy the work, and you can take pride in it instead of it depleting you and being a burden.”

On being in her 30s: “I had this ‘Aaagh!’ I’m not in my 20s anymore! What does it all mean?’ kind of freak-out. [But] I feel much better at 33 than I did at 23, even than I did at 30.”

On her food philosophies: “I have the same food philosophy for myself as I do for my kids. We eat mostly lean protein and fresh fruit and vegetables, nothing processed or from a box, if we can. For me, when I don’t eat a ton of carbs, I have more energy. But I’ll for sure have a piece of chocolate. I will mow through a bowl of guacamole. If I’m not going to have dessert, I’ll have a martini.”

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  • Self. Centred Ms Alba

    Complain about their husbands and than go back to normal life ? Really
    Jess your. Husband who is unemployed right now and a full time Stay at home dad while you hold down 2 jobs! Right and we all now your fav daughter Haven! What Cash IS a burden and depleting you? What does Cash eat hmm wonder if you are still married just talking about the kids and you have to eat

  • traveling

    How disrespectful!. If you have to vent out to your friends about your husband and can’t resolve your issues by talking to HIM, that is not a long term marriage. The last thing you want to do is air out your private matters out of your home to someone else. This means there’s no RESPECT or TRUST in your marriage.

  • go away alba

    this woman is so stupid with her superficiality and her irrelevant career.

  • Gmitse Ko

    She is despised

  • gina

    She has herpes. yuck. dont envy this chick for nothin.

  • Lena

    Well, let’s hope NO ONE is actually taking this absurdly dumb advice. I’ve seen enough marital breakups in my day to form the opinion that breaking that bond of trust is a relationship killer, I would say. First of all, people complain that their spouse met someone else. I say, “where?” They say, “out at a club or restaurant.” I say, “why weren’t you there?” They say, “oh, it’s okay, I’m not the JEALOUS type, and you have to learn how to “trust.” blah blah blah. And, I go out with the guys as well, blah blah blah. But, I just wish she wouldn’t have MET someone and cheated.” Okay, here’s the thing. Why test the fragile bond of trust? That, to me is dumb. Second, why bring in 3rd persons to your confidential spousal relationship? As if those friends will truly care when your love is lost and you become lonely again because you betrayed your husband or wife’s confidence. Those two things right there are, to me, the two very WORST things you can do too start the ball rolling to the demise of a marriage. But, others may disagree. Contrast this with people like my parents, who have been together over 40 years, or my neighbor who not only was married to her husband 50 years before he died, but all of her college friends were the same. And, you ask folks like that, and they say something like “I like to be around my spouse. If I’m going to dinner, or out dancing, it will ONLY be with my husband there.” This new age thing of going partying with your friends as your spouse does the same thing is a ticking relationship time bomb as far as I’m concerned. And, revealing all of your husband’s secrets, quirks, or disrespecting him by complaining, is the same bad thing to me.
    And, it irritates me when celebrities like this make it seem uncool for people to want to GUARD their bond of marriage vigorously. The idea being that if you don’t want your spouse going out to bars with his friends, then you are weak because you don’t TRUST him. That’s nonsense. Or, if you don’t like him having drinks with the female colleague after work, you are a weak woman. That’s double nonsense. First of all, female colleague, back off. Second of all, husband, get it together, dude, I say.

    People committed to one another are just that. And, they do not play dumb trust games. And, the sad thing is, once you throw down that gauntlet, you cannot take it back. It is hard to rebuild and salvage. Why risk it? That girl sounds dumb as a box of rocks to me. Just my opinion.

  • Lena


    Agreed completely @traveling

  • alssmdlcm

    Jessica Alba is belisima

  • lamija

    Whatever she would have told or done, you guys would find something to complain about, live your own life, like she is living hers

  • nessa

    So beautiful.