Jessica Alba was one of the biggest names in the showbiz industry after starring in notable films like Fantastic Four and Honey, Sin City.
Everyone thought it was just the start of her limelight, and we’ll continue to see her do more films and projects as her career rose. But she almost vanished from the star-level limelight for almost 15 years now.
Out of the Limelight
The actress stayed away from the limelight after she endured a difficult childhood. Aside from that, she endured numerous illnesses since she was young, even experienced an alleged kidnapping incident when she was 15 years old – an emotional trauma she still refuses to confess up to this day.
The actress was on the set for the 1996 film entitled Flipper, when, allegedly, she was kidnapped and went missing for 14 hours. Unfortunately, the case was dismissed since Jessica couldn’t provide any information about the incident. She also refused to answer or even speak about it due to the trauma and turmoil she endured.
The Dark Past
It turns out the alleged abduction isn’t the only traumatic experience that happened in her life. According to sources, Jessica was seriously ill when she was young. She was suffering from asthma due to her partially collapsed and ruptured lungs. She also got in and out of the hospital multiple times due to pneumonia.
Aside from that, she also suffered from hyperactivity and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Jessica’s family were born-again Christians. Unfortunately, the church at that time disapproved of her appearance.
She confessed how she suffered bullying from older men. One of the youth pastors also commented on how she was wearing such provocative clothing. This victim-blaming made her lose her confidence and started shaming herself as a woman as well as her body.
Jessica’s body already developed at a young age and she suffered from horrible catcalling and branding by her school administrator. It was then she developed an eating disorder because she felt confused about her body. She revealed how she got obsessed with eating since she never saw herself as a beautiful woman.
While Jessica was raised in a strict religious family code, she dated whoever asked her out on a date during her teenage years, regardless of whether or not she has feelings for them. However, she never slept with any of them, and she preserved her dignity intact.
Jessica also revealed she went out with any guy who asked her out on a date since she hardly got asked out.
Despite her numerous experiences in dating, she revealed she first fell in love with a ballet dancer, a man who swings both ways, whom she used to hang out with at a club almost four nights a week.
Jessica revealed how she was so in love with him, despite his gender preference. However, her family and friends didn’t approve of their relationship that caused their eventual breakup.
While filming the Dark Angel, she also got romantically involved with co-star Michael Weatherly and their relationship lasted for four years. Michael proposed on her 20th birthday, despite the huge age-gap they had.
Unfortunately, the two didn’t work out and split three years after. After the breakup, Jessica also had a brief romance with Mark Wahlberg in 2004, where she made a cameo appearance on his hit TV-series Entourage. She also had a relationship with US baseball star Derek Jeter. Despite her failed relationships, she described both men as “really nice.”
Jessica’s New Life
Now, Jessica is living a fulfilling life as a businesswoman and supporting her husband Cash Warren as well as their three children namely Honour (10 years old), Haven (7 years old) and their son Hayes (10 months old).
She started her business The Honest Company which features a collection of households and baby products. Her limelight in the movie career industry may have died out, but her business was a huge success! Her business was now worth an astounding $A.U. 1.8 billion!