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Jessica Alba’s Epic Go-To Response to Her Kids’ Questions

Honest Company mogul and actress Jessica Alba is gracing the cover of InStyle magazine’s July issue!

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In the issue, Alba kept it real about her “bad parenting” habits. She said, “I have this terrible habit: Whenever my kids ask me to find something, they’re like, ‘Mom, where’s my…’ you know, backpack, toothbrush, whatever. And I just say ‘Up your butt,’ and that’s probably bad parenting.”

Alba, a mom of three, just welcomed a baby boy in late December. Who inspired her to get back into shape? She admitted, “Working out is not easy, but I’m doing it. I’m dropping a name here, but I was with Kate Hudson, and she’s so fit! And I was like, ‘You work out every day?’ And she said, ‘Of course I do.’ I was just like, ‘F**k, man, she doesn’t even question it, so I shouldn’t question it either.’”

Jessica also opened up what drives her to succeed. She explained, “What drove me was that I felt like I wasn’t represented. There were a lot of girls out there who looked like me and weren’t represented in pop culture, you know?… When I started, I was labeled ‘exotic.’ That was it. It was like you had to be mysterious and sexual. Back in the day, if you were Latina, it was always a stereotype.”

For more on Jessica, visit InStyle.com!

The new issue hits newsstands June 8.

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