It’s been almost a decade Jessica Alba walked away from her acting career even though she was at its peak and now she explains why she hit hiatus!
For a while, Jessica Alba was one of the biggest names in Hollywood, appearing in some of the most famous titles of the early 2000s.
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But then she just stopped acting!
During a conversation with Romper, Alba revealed what led to her early retirement, saying that motherhood prompted her to do so.
As fans know, the actress welcomed her first child, Honor, in 2008 and that was one of the main reasons she quit her Hollywood career.
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‘I had this moment of, I want to live and thrive, and spend as much time as possible with this little one that I bring into the world and will stay. So my health is important. I want this little person to be healthy. And it is really very difficult to be happy when you are not healthy. That’s really what motivated me. My motivation was not, “Will I ever be hired again?” I was at the top of my career. ‘
‘I couldn’t go back to what I did before and be authentic. I just couldn’t. I didn’t care the same way. ‘
About four years after she became a mother, Alba decided to quit her acting career.
That said, she still appeared here and there in some movies and TV shows over the years.
What motherhood really did for Jessica Alba was change her priorities!
‘I felt that if I got this platform, what can I do with it that could make sense and make a difference? It just felt so real when I first became a mother. ‘