Jessica Alba shares touching tribute to 'mini-me' daughter on her 13th birthday: 'My teenager!'

Photo: Instagram
Photo: Instagram 

Jessica Alba is officially mum to a teenager!

The proud mum posted a heartfelt tribute to Instagram to her eldest daughter Honor, calling being her mum "one of the greatest gifts in life."

"My teenager!!!! This is 13!" she began the post. "Honor - yes you are way taller than me already, which you love to remind me."

"But you have a heart of gold, you are filled with compassion, you are wicked smart, silly, hilarious, and so kind... I'm just so proud of you," she wrote, with a crying emoji. "I'm sorry that whenever I look at you too long, I burst into tears - they are happy tears because the love is so deep and so profound and sad that I can't push pause."

The proud mum, who also shares Haven, nine and Hayes, three with her husband Cash Warren, told her daughter she's going to gave to accept her emotional outbursts.

"You choosing me to be your mama has been one of the greatest gifts in life baby girl!" she continued. "I hope your teens are everything you hoped for and more, remember to soak up every moment."

"I love you with my whole heart and soul," she finished the emotional message. "Your mom."

Friends and fans were quick to comment on the post, most of them stunned by how similar the teen looks ot her famous mum.

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"OMG!!!!!! She is your Mini you… gorgeous girl," one person commented.

"Mini you!!!! So cute," agreed another.

The Fantastic Four actress often talks about parenting her three children, opening up earlier in the year about how she often didn't feel "heard" growing up, and is making a conscious effort to make sure her children don't feel the same way.

"I felt very stifled and it was debilitating and I was quite depressed as a kid from [all] of it," Alba explained to Romper.

"I want my kids to feel seen and heard and valued," she continued. "But I also have to put into consideration that they're kids and they don't necessarily have the skill set to be treated like an adult and to make those types of choices, so they still need a lot of guidance, and they still need boundaries."