Jessica Alba’s marriage confession: ‘It’s all rosy and then you become roommates’

Cash Warren and Jessica Alba with their children Honor, Haven and Hayes.
Cash Warren and Jessica Alba with their children Honor, Haven and Hayes. Photo: Instagram

Any parent knows after kids come along, making time for your partner can fall further and further down the to-do list.

But not everyone is as honest about it as Jessica Alba.

In a recent interview on Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt's Instagram series Before, During & After Baby, the mother of three confessed that making time for her husband, Cash Warren, and working on her marriage is a struggle.

"It's all rosy for two and a half years. But then after that you become roommates," says Alba. "You're just going through the motions. You have the responsibilities; it's a lot of, like, checking the boxes, right?"

The actress, who married Warren in 2008 and share two daughters Honor, 13, and Haven, 9, along with son Hayes, 3, says weekly date nights are key to getting away from daily grind, but they're easier said than done.

"We're just not consistent. But being able to communicate when you're unhappy and nipping it right away instead of letting it sort of fester, and then you have animosity and then it explodes — which we've gone through that one!"

The Fantastic Four star also admitted it's easy to treat the ones you love the most, the worst.

"We have, obviously, the friendship, the comfort of 'you're not going anywhere,' so sometimes you don't treat those people the best. You don't consider their feelings in the way that you would consider other people's feelings," continues Alba. "That is a constant one to work on."

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Lucky for this Hollywood pair, they know their marriage is one worth working on.

In March this year Alba told Us Weekly that even after 13 years of marriage she never doubts her husband is her number one fan. 

 "Whenever I doubt myself for a second, he's the first one to come up and say, 'You can do this, I believe in you. I don't know what I'd do without him."

And it appears, the feeling is mutual. 

In April of last year, Warren posted a gushing tribute to his wife on Instgram.

"15 years later, you still take my breath away. You're my favourite. I love you."