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Jessica Alba shares a photo of her eldest child, mini-me daughter Honor, on her 13th birthday

Published on June 8, 2021

LA’s Finest actress Jessica Alba is a proud mother who can’t believe how time flies.

On Monday the 40-year-old Honest Company founder took to her Instagram Stories to share a photo of her eldest child, Honor Marie, as she turned 13-years-old.

‘I’m not really sure how this happened… my baby is a teenager!!!’ said the Into The Blue star who has three kids with husband Cash Warren.

Her mini me: LA's Finest actress Jessica Alba is a proud mother who can't believe how time flies. On Monday the 40-year-old Honest Company founder shared a photo of her eldest child, Honor Marie, as she turned 13-years-old

Her mini me: LA’s Finest actress Jessica Alba is a proud mother who can’t believe how time flies. On Monday the 40-year-old Honest Company founder shared a photo of her eldest child, Honor Marie, as she turned 13-years-old

Mom to a teen: 'I'm not really sure how this happened... my baby is a teenager!!!' said the Into The Blue star

Mom to a teen: ‘I’m not really sure how this happened… my baby is a teenager!!!’ said the Into The Blue star

Alba also shared a long post to her Instagram page.

‘My teenager!!!! This is 13! 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…,’ said the Pomona, California native.

And Alba shared that her daughter makes her cry tears of joy.

‘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,’ said the business woman. ‘So you are gonna have me to accept my emotional outbursts boo.’

She then added: ‘You choosing me to be your mama has been one of the greatest gifts in life baby girl! 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. ~your mom.’ She added, ‘This is 13.’

She loves her little one: Alba also shared a long post to her Instagram page. 'My teenager!!!! This is 13! 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...,' said the Pomona, California native

 She loves her little one: Alba also shared a long post to her Instagram page. ‘My teenager!!!! This is 13! 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…,’ said the Pomona, California native

Tears of joy: '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,' said the business woman. 'So you are gonna have me to accept my emotional outbursts boo'

Tears of joy: ‘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,’ said the business woman. ‘So you are gonna have me to accept my emotional outbursts boo’

Teen spirit: She then added: 'You choosing me to be your mama has been one of the greatest gifts in life baby girl! 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. ~your mom'

Teen spirit: She then added: ‘You choosing me to be your mama has been one of the greatest gifts in life baby girl! 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. ~your mom’

The image of Honor was stunning as the child wore a crop top, ripped and patchwork jeans, a motorcycle jacket and military boots with her ombre hair down as she posed in the family home back yard.

Jessica and Cash also have daughter Haven Garner, nine, and son Hayes Alba, three.

In March Alba said she ‘didn’t care’ about her acting career in the same way after having children.

She was ‘at the top’ of her career when she gave birth to her daughter Honor in 2008, and she admits it changed her entire outlook on life.

Jessica explained: ‘My mother had cancer at a really young age, in her early 20s. I grew up with chronic illness. I had five surgeries before I was 11 years old. I had chronic allergies, and I was hospitalized a lot as a child.

Mommy on the red carpet: Alba in early 2020 at a Golden Globe After-Party in Beverly Hills

She looks like mom: And Haven seen here in her back yard

A lot like mommy! Jessica, seen left in early 2020, and her mini-me daughter right

‘I had this real moment of, I want to live, and thrive, and spend as much time with this little person that I’m bringing into the world as possible and stay. So, my health matters. I want this little person to be healthy. And it’s really freaking hard to be happy when you don’t have your health.’

The Sin City star told Romper magazine: ‘My motivation was not like, ‘Am I ever going to get hired again?’ Frankly, I was at the top of my career.

‘I couldn’t go back to what I was doing before and be authentic. I just couldn’t. I didn’t care about it the same way.’

In 2012, Jessica launched The Honest Company, a brand that specializes in eco-conscious products.

Early days of parenting: Jessica and husband Cash with Honor and Haven; Honor seems to look more like her father, who has worked on film sets

Early days of parenting: Jessica and husband Cash with Honor and Haven; Honor seems to look more like her father, who has worked on film sets

More recent: The power couple with Haven, Honor and son Hayes earlier this year

More recent: The power couple with Haven, Honor and son Hayes earlier this year

And the brunette beauty admitted it’s been a huge challenge to get her business off the ground.

She said: ‘Building a brand and building a business is f***** impossible. And to be good at it and for it to thrive and scale, it is really hard. If anything, I was like, ‘Do I really want to do this?’

‘It took me three-and-a-half years just to find partners to even join me, and I got lots of rejection. I had to learn how to build decks.

‘In every stage, I’m trying to get better and better as a business person, but it’s a totally different skill set than just taking your influence and fame and putting your name on a package and doing a press tour, picking out a couple designs.’

Now The Honest Company has been valued at almost $2 billion dollars after going public on the stock market in May.

Shares of the Hollywood star’s company traded 37.5% higher than the IPO price on their Nasdaq debut, trading at around $22 on Wednesday afternoon in New York.

This means that the Hollywood star’s 6.1% stake in the company is now worth a staggering $124 million.

‘This is an incredible jump off into building a company that I hope will be around for 100-plus years,’ Alba, the company’s co-founder and chief creative officer, said in an interview.

Impressive: Co-founded in 2011 by Alba, Honest is backed by investment firms Lightspeed, Fidelity and General Catalyst, among others (pictured with CEO Nick Vlahos in May)

Impressive: Co-founded in 2011 by Alba, Honest is backed by investment firms Lightspeed, Fidelity and General Catalyst, among others (pictured with CEO Nick Vlahos in May)

‘Our growth, fueled by being public, will enable us to drive more product innovation and consumer accessibility,’ added Alba, known for her acting roles in the film Fantastic Four and TV series Dark Angel.

Honest’s offerings include eco-friendly baby products, vitamins, sunscreen lotions and sanitizers that are sold online and through partnerships with brick-and-mortar stores including Costco and Target.

The company’s debut comes amid a bullish market for IPOs and increased investor interest in sustainable companies.

Plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods is looking to list through a blank-check merger, Reuters reported in April, while sustainable sneaker maker Allbirds is also in talks for an IPO, according to media reports.

She loves to dress up: Alba arrives for the 2019 Baby2Baby Fundraising Gala at 3Labs in Culver City, California in 2019

She loves to dress up: Alba arrives for the 2019 Baby2Baby Fundraising Gala at 3Labs in Culver City, California in 2019

Jessica Alba glams up as Honest Company lists shares in Nasdaq

Co-founded in 2011 by Alba, Honest is backed by investment firms Lightspeed, Fidelity and General Catalyst, among others.

Honest was valued at as much as $1.7 billion in 2015 before it came under scrutiny in 2016, when a lawsuit said its products contained a harsh chemical it had pledged to avoid.

Honest then reached a $7.35 million settlement for wrongly labeling ingredients in some products as natural, plant-based or chemical free.

Honest reported a 28% surge in revenue to $300 million last year, as the COVID-19 pandemic bolstered sales of its cleaning products. Its losses narrowed to $14.5 million from $31.1 million a year earlier. It has never turned a profit.

Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan and Jefferies are the lead underwriters for the company’s offering.