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I’m no longer selfish

Hollywood actor Jessica Alba says she has stopped being “selfish” since she became a mother.

entertainment Updated: Dec 27, 2010 00:54 IST

Hollywood actor Jessica Alba says she has stopped being “selfish” since she became a mother.



The

Sincity

actor has a two-year-old daughter, Honor, with her film producer husband, Cash Warren, and says having responsibility for another person has meant she no longer puts such a big emphasis on her career or things that are superficial, reports

femalefirst.co.uk

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“I’ve learned to forgive myself for not being perfect and not stressing myself. I have had a reputation for being fiercely protective of my independence. My daughter has put everything in perspective for me. You stop being selfish and driven in such a narrow personal sense, and you want to build a life for yourself and your family,” says the 29-year-old. “I tended to be a workaholic in the past and now I don’t feel that kind of self-imposed stress anymore.



My husband and my daughter are my world. Together we want to build a truly loving and beautiful family. I’m very traditional in that sense. When Honor was born, I also felt that it was a good time to change many things. I was always the type of woman who tried to please other people and do everything right. Putting that kind of pressure on yourself isn’t healthy for you in the long run. It wears you down,” she adds.