Jessica Alba Admits She Sobbed When Daughter Honor, 16, Grew Taller Than Her: ‘It Was So Horrible' (Exclusive)

The actress shares daughters Honor and Haven, and son Hayes with husband Cash Warren

Jessica Alba is opening up about a recent milestone that brought her to tears.

When recently chatting with PEOPLE for the My Life in Pictures series, the actress, 42, admitted that realizing her daughter Honor, 16, grew taller than her was "a tough pill to swallow." As she looked at a photo of the mother-daughter duo standing back-to-back, she explained how the emotional rollercoaster began.

"Okay, so it was during Covid and our friends were over, and it was kind of like they were about to have a baby, and he was like, ‘Honor’s taller than you' and I was like ‘No she’s not!’ " the mom of three recalled. "He was like, ‘Yes she is... Stand back-to-back,’ and he took this photo and I just started crying."

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<p>Getty</p> Jessica Alba, Honor Warren


Jessica Alba, Honor Warren

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"I remember being like, ‘Oh my God, you’re taller than me,’ " she recalled as she imitated herself crying. "Look, I’m getting teary just thinking of it."

The Trigger Warning actress said the reason for her tears came from watching her "baby" grow up so quickly before her eyes. "It was so horrible," she said, "because it’s like this is my baby how is she taller than me? That was a tough pill to swallow."

"You don’t really understand time until you watch a little person go from being just a blob who can’t talk or do anything useful except for just look cute, and then they grow up to be people with opinions," she added. "And they tell you, ‘Oh no Mom, you cannot plan my 16th birthday.’ What do you mean? I birthed you, this is my birthday too!" Alba joked.

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She explained that she's used to Honor's height now, as it has only increased since they first discovered the height difference.

"Now she’s like 5’9 and a half, so now she’s a lot taller than me. Now she like puts her elbow on my shoulder and she’s like, ‘Hey mom.’ I’m like don’t do that. I’m still you’re boss. I’m in charge of you, kid."

"It sucks," she exclaimed. "It’s great but it sucks."

In addition to Honor, Alba is also mom to daughter Haven, 12, and Hayes, 6, whom she shares with her husband Cash Warren.

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