Jessica Alba is opening up about attending therapy with her 13-year-old daughter, Honor.
On the latest episode of Katherine Schwarzenegger’s Instagram series Before, During & After Baby, which was posted on July 22, the Honest Company founder revealed that she began seeing a therapist with her eldest child when she was just 11 years old.
“I felt like my relationship really suffered with my parents because they didn’t know how to communicate with me and how I needed to be parented,” Alba told Schwarzenegger. “So I didn’t want that breakdown with Honor so we went to therapy together.”
Jessica Alba shares three children—Honor, nine-year-old Haven, and three-year-old Hayes—with her husband Cash Warren and spoke about her parenting philosophy during the forty-minute chat. “I take the approach of making sure they understand boundaries and respect but trying to see them each individually and meet them where they are,” she said.
“[Honor] really felt empowered to find her voice, speak her voice, and own her opinions,” Alba said of their sessions, adding that her daughter was able to pinpoint the types of punishments she responds well to.
The 13-year-old also brought up another issue in therapy that Alba says she’s still working on as a parent. “She was like, ‘You need to spend more time with me alone without Haven around.’ That was a big one,” Alba said. “And, ‘You need to treat me like I’m me and she’s her. You can’t mush us together.’ I have to say, I kind of still struggle with that.”
The CEO’s therapist ultimately tasked the mom of three with scheduling 30 minutes a week for each of her kids. “I haven’t started this practice, yet. I have a hard time with consistency so that’s another thing that I’m working on,” Alba admitted. “It’s not just doing sort of the, well we ate dinner together, and we did homework together, and going through the motions of day-to-day, but we’re going to cover up 30 minutes we’re gonna do whatever you want.”
She joked, “I don’t know if I can spend five hours playing trucks with Hayes. So I’m trying to make it fair, like, let’s start with 30 minutes and it could become whatever it becomes. But then they feel like they’re getting that special one-on-one time.”
Meanwhile, Holland went Instagram official with girlfriend Nadia Parks on July 27, 2020, when he posted a photo of the actress on Instagram.
According to a source speaking to the Daily Mail, Parks moved in with Holland after London went into lockdown. “They made the decision to isolate together and things have been going great between them,” a source said. “Tom has told friends and family they’re in an official relationship and living together so soon into their romance has only made them stronger.”
July 1, 2021: However, it looks like Holland and Parks are no more! On this important day for Zendaya and Tom Holland shippers, the pair were photographed kissing in Holland’s car while stopping at a red light in Los Angeles. According to Page Six, who shared the photos, the actors were spotted in the Silver Lake neighborhood with Zendaya’s mom, Claire Stoermer, that same day.
Fans on Twitter were undeniably excited. At pub time, not only was Zendaya trending worldwide on the app, but Tom Holland, “Peter,” and “#SpiderManNoWayHome” were listed as trending topics as well. “FUCKING FINALLY. TOM HOLLAND AND ZENDAYA ARE OFFICIALLY TOGETHER,” one excited user tweeted. Another added, “THIS IS NOT A DRILL. I REPEAT THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”
July 23, 2021: A source told Us Weekly that Zendaya and Holland keep each other grounded. “They both challenge each other and balance each other out,” the source said, adding that Holland “makes her laugh,” while Zendaya ”really helps guide him through the world of celebrity.”
I have a morning routine, not because I say to myself, “You must have a morning routine,” but there are just things that give me pleasure in the morning and set the tone for the day. First step: coffee, probably 2-3 cups. Then it’s a long workout. That’s pretty much my routine—nothing out of the ordinary. But for me, that coffee and workout are non-negotiable.
Advice I wish I could give my younger self
I have trouble with this question—I guess I’m here now because apparently I did the right thing? But when you look at everything we had to do as a brand to succeed, I always had this nagging feeling, like am I doing the wrong thing? Am I making a mistake? Should we stay the course? In 2005, talking to our customer was considered a horrible thing to do. Working with influencers and bloggers? We were told by our retail partners and editors that we were dirtying ourselves. We were getting threats that business would not be continued if we didn’t listen. In 2005 there’s no such thing as direct-to-consumer, and your life these are my lifelines and they’re threatening me, it was scary. I just wish I didn’t spend my time worrying. I wish I would have told myself, “Fuck these people! This is the future.”
One thing I’m a perfectionist about
I’m gonna go ahead and say I sometimes wish I was a perfectionist, but I’m a little messy around the edges! I strive to be a perfectionist around my schedule and my kids’ schedule in life, but I don’t think that it’s perfect…ever.
The most misunderstood thing about what I do
I think people see the Instagram feed or the red carpet photos or the fashion show and they assume it’s all glamour. What you’re seeing is one minute out of hundreds! It’s down and dirty, there’s drama, you haven’t slept, your hair is gray. So much effort can go into something—a fashion show is eight minutes. And yet it takes five months to plan them. This is true of any industry, really. So many industries have so much more work than anyone sees or imagines.
A piece of professional advice that has stuck with me
Sallie Krawcheck [the CEO and co-founder of Ellevest] said this to me—if women talked about money the way they talk about sex and children we’d probably be a lot closer to closing the wage gap than we are today. When you start to look at what our default is when women are around women—obviously I have three kids, so my default is kids—but if we just said to each other—“Did you get bitcoin? What stocks are you doing? How much of a raise did you ask for?”—the deal flow and camaraderie that would come from that could be really life-changing. It’s a habit, it’s not comfortable, but I do try to talk about it with women more now than ever. I feel not only am I learning, but it’s an opportunity for so many others to reframe how they’re thinking.
How I learned to set boundaries
I think it’s important to note that your boundaries as a human will always be evolving and your priorities will always be shifting. I did a whole lot of boundary testing after I had my first kid—before that I had worked to 10 or 11 every night and on the weekends and it was fine. And then I had my first kid and said, “I want to be a present mom. Let me take him on my work trips, how does that feel? Let me leave him, how does that feel?” And I was like, “Okay, I gotta go with my gut here—is it a pain in the ass that he’s with me? That I’m not sleeping on the airplane or getting to relax? That I have to schlep all the pumps and the diapers and whatever? Yes. But I don’t want to miss my kid.” And then you have another kid, and another, and work gets crazy, and I just started testing. A couple years ago I said, “What happens if I don’t reply to the email?” Guess what! That person gets to have a great weekend, and I get to relax. Obviously there are times when it’s not in your control—Pre-fashion week I don’t have any boundaries, I’m sacrificing sleep, I’m stressed. I just tell myself: it’s a temporary time when I’ve chosen to rip off all the boundaries, and I know that as soon as this dies down I can go back to what felt good to me.
On July 23, the tennis champion, who is competing on Team Japan, lit the Olympic cauldron at Japan National Stadium to mark the start of the Summer Games. Before Osaka was passed the torch, it had been handed off by luminaries including Hideki Matsui and hometown heroes like a Japanese doctor and nurse, per People. Paralympian Tsuchida Wakako gave the torch to local students, who gave it to Osaka. This year’s torch has five petals and was sculpted to resemble a cherry blossom, the unofficial national flower of Japan, according to the NBC Olympics.
“Undoubtedly the greatest athletic achievement and honor I will ever have in my life,” Osaka tweeted. “I have no words to describe the feelings I have right now but I do know I am currently filled with gratefulness and thankfulness love you guys thank you.”
In addition to lighting the cauldron – which will be extinguished during the Closing Ceremonies on August 8 – Osaka will play her first match this coming Sunday, July 25.
This will be the first time Naomi Osaka has competed since dropping out of the French Open in May to preserve her mental health after being penalized for missing a press conference. In a personal essay published in Time, Osaka opened up further about her decision to remove herself from the Grand Slam tournaments.
“Athletes are humans. Tennis is our privileged profession, and of course, there are commitments off the court that coincide,” she wrote in July. “But I can’t imagine another profession where a consistent attendance record (I have missed one press conference in my seven years on tour) would be so harshly scrutinized.”
Osaka called for the protection of athletes on and off the court. “I also do not want to have to engage in a scrutiny of my personal medical history ever again,” she added. “So I ask the press for some level of privacy and empathy next time we meet.”
Of course, that will be during her run at the Olympics 2021, which she just helped kick off. “I could not be more excited to play in Tokyo,” she wrote in Time. “An Olympic Games itself is special, but to have the opportunity to play in front of the Japanese fans is a dream come true. I hope I can make them proud.”
As this year’s Olympic Games are closed to spectators, Biden was one of the few in the stands and was joined by French president Emmanuel Macron, with whom she chatted. JustJared reports this is Dr. Biden’s first solo trip abroad as first lady. She and President Joe Biden recently opened up to Vogue about how travel impacts their marriage. “We have to figure out a way—and I mean this sincerely—to be able to steal time for one another. I think that’s the deal,” said the commander-in-chief.
For the Olympics Opening Ceremony, FLOTUS chose a white dress with black polka dots, a blue face mask with her name embroidered on it, and lots of pearls: a multi-strand necklace, a bracelet, and matching earrings. She completed the look with dark sling-back heels and a small clutch purse.
Though perhaps not as spectacular as other Opening Ceremonies, given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the event was no doubt a special one. For the first time in Olympics history, almost every country had at least one female flag-bearer, thanks to a new ruling from the International Olympic Committee allowing each nation to use two flag bearers. “With 49 percent female participation, Tokyo 2020 will be the first gender-equal Olympic Games ever,” said the IOC. (So we’re fully calling it Tokyo 2020 even though it’s 2021? Okie dokie then, if you say so.)
In addition to cheering on Team USA, Dr. Jill Biden has recently been promoting the COVID-19 vaccines and, in an interview with our own editor-in-chief, the value of a community college education. “People should know that community college is a stepping stone to whatever they want to do in the future,” Dr. Biden says. “These schools provide such a good, strong foundations. They’re very nurturing.”
For those of us who are, let’s say, challenged in the eyeliner arts—my fingers shake every time I get that Stila pen in my hand!—eyeliner stickers could be a total game-changer. Hailey Bieber just posted pictures of herself rocking stick-on cat-eye winged liner—and it’s not only striking, it’s metallic. The Zenon vibes are out of this world.
“Had a little too much fun with my glam tonight,” she captioned two selfies. In them she’s wearing shiny lip gloss and some kind of shimmery eyeshadow. Even still, the eyeliner stickers grab your attention the most. The cast of Euphoria is taking notes.
The photos drew approving comments from celebrities and Bieber’s pals alike. Cousin Ireland Baldwin wrote, “Woah who she, she hot 😍,” while photographer Alfredo Flores posted, “Ayyyyy.”
“U slayed it,” added producer Josh Gudwin. And we agree. This look is just so fun: pretty, playful, and perfect for summer. Bieber keeps her glam pretty classic for the most part, so it’s nice to see her experiment here. Eyeliner stickers are perfect for that—because, ya know, they come right off. No harm, no foul if you’re not into it.
If you are, though, Bieber appears to be wearing eyeliner stickers by Simi Haze. And copying this look is actually pretty affordable: The Eye Player Sticker Book (Rave Pack) will cost you $55 but includes a number of shapes and colors. Shop it here.
If you’re curious about other ways to experiment with eye glam, check out what happened when we tried the white eyeliner look, another buzzy take on the classic wing. Yeah, it was cute and fashion-y, but it required a lot of upkeep. So I guess what we’re saying is we need these stickers in every color pronto. Eyeliner can be hard!
For Waddingham, that includes a maximalist approach with cult-favorite brands like La Mer, True Botanicals, and Elemis, plus facials and lymphatic drainage massages. “I’m not into putting needles into my face,” she says, citing her aversion to needles. “If I could, I probably would, but I just don’t like them. I hate the two 11’s I have, or brow furrows, because it’s all I ever see when I’m on camera. So it’s a matter of softening them rather than zapping them.” Plus, Waddingham acknowledges that her job is to emote, and being the animated person that she is, “I don’t feel like I’d be able to if I did certain things to my face. So it becomes a question of keeping it clean and radiant.”
And with that, the nicest actress in Hollywood—and Surrey—gave us a detailed look at the lotions and potions that do the trick, minus all the pain. Time for another edition of Glamour‘s Drop the Routine.
I always double cleanse. I think it’s really important. I alternate between the Eve Lom Cleanser and Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. The balm feels like it’s giving you a bit of a face massage and helping with lymphatic drainage. I use that with a hot cloth, which helps me feel—as the mum of a six year old—that I have a minute for myself. And then I always use the Elemis Superfood Facial Wash just to get off any residue of the balm. I also like Emma Hardie’s Moringa Cleansing Balm. I don’t know if there’s any proof to switching up products, but I feel like it’s good. [Laughs]
Eve Lom Cleanser
Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
Elemis Superfood Facial Wash
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm
After I cleanse, I use my gua sha stone with Hayo’u oil. I’ve got a lovely, beautiful flat jade crystal—I actually bought two of them—so that you can do equal pressure on the face. I got them for my closest girlfriends, as well, because they kept saying, “How is this all nice and lifted, here?” I think it’s from using the gua sha method of lymphatic drainage. I do it every morning and night for one minute. And I keep it in the fridge, that way if I’m getting up at at 4 A.M. to film, I hold them under my eyes and sweep up under the cheekbones, under the jawline and then the forehead. Otherwise I look like Mr. Magoo in the morning.
Crystal Contour Gua Sha Beauty Tool
Hayo’u Beauty Face Oil
My face oil and serum combo
I’m obsessed with True Botanicals and I can’t rave about them enough. They are just a beautiful, ethical brand and not horrifically expensive. The Radiance Oil and the serum—you could just use those and be good to go. Because as soon as you put a couple of those drops in your hand and rub it together and then press, you’re like, I am benefiting from this.
I’ve seen three different facialists who have all recommended The Ordinary’s “Buffet” serum. It’s just a beautiful, universal face-saving serum. And as you get older, I’ve started using the one with copper peptides which is a blue liquid. It’s brilliant, and you can put it right under the eyes. I don’t like using eye creams because they tend to make me puffy, so I put a bit of that under there. Then for my vitamin C serum, I like La Roche Posay’s, because it’s nice and light and it gives me a slight tingle without feeling like it’s too much.
The Ordinary “Buffet” + Copper Peptides 1% Serum
LaRoche-Posay Pure Vitamin C Face Serum
My moisturizing creams
At night, always, always Créme de La Mer in that beautiful glass pot. I also like the ceremony of it all with the warming of it between your fingers and pressing it into your skin. I don’t even like to lie sideways on my pillow once I put it on because I’m like, “drink, little face, drink!” I wear so many makeup looks during the day on Ted Lasso that by the time the night comes, I want my face to have a proper drink. For something a little lighter, I use the Elemis Pro-Collagen Night Cream, when I feel like it needs a bit of settling. And I love Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream line, especially the night cream. You can totally see the results! She really knows what she’s doing with her skincare. We use a lot of her makeup on Ted Lasso as well.
Créme de La Mer
Elemis Pro-Collage Oxygenating Night Cream
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream
My facial sunscreen
I’m an absolute, sun worshiping slut bag. It’s horrendous, I know. But I wear sunscreen every day, all year because my facialist said I should be wearing SPF in the rain, in the snow, in the dark, because of all the nasty pollution we have in our cities. I always use the Georgio Armani UV Maestro SPF50 Skin Defense Primer Sunscreen. And it’s brilliant. It doesn’t feel like you’re wearing sunscreen, because some SPFs make you feel like you’re wearing a film. So in the summer I pair it with bronzer and mascara, and I’m good to go.
Giorgio Armani Maestro UV Skin Defense Primer Sunscreen SPF50
My skin-care supplements
I do The Beauty Chef, which is a beautiful collagen boost concentrate that I put in with my water. And every day I take zinc and immune support capsules, plus magnesium for fatigue and tiredness, as well as a multi-nutrient for age 45-plus.
The Beauty Chef Collagen Inner Beauty Boost
Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram at@jessicaradloff14.
“Do you know I’ve never really been on a date?” she quipped during a recent interview with Extra, adding, “I literally meet someone, get to know them at work, and then either marry them or get pregnant by them.”
First of all, LOL. (Beckinsale has been married once, to director Len Wiseman, and shares one daughter with her ex, Michael Sheen.) Second, she seems to be referring to a traditional first date. “I just can’t think of anything I’d hate more than sitting in front of somebody I don’t know, that chances are I won’t like, and have to sit and watch them eat food,” she said. Granted, eating with a stranger can be kind of off-putting, but I’m a little shocked at her lack of creativity here. A date can be bowling. A date can be sky-diving. A date can be painting mugs.
Like, ahem, on March 4, 2019, when she and Pete Davidson locked lips at a New York Rangers hockey game. Some people might consider that a date, Kate. You thought I wouldn’t keep receipts?
Beckinsale has always been funny and candid about, well, everything in her personal life. Take, for instance, what she wrote on IG in 2018 about spending the holidays with Sheen: “So apparently there are two meanings of the word ‘perineum,’ one being the area of the body between the genitals and anus, and the other, the period of time between Christmas and New Year’s Day. I thought I had been clear we were celebrating the second, but Michael turned up in an impenetrable onesie just in case he was ambushed by an excitable relative.”
Okay, I’m starting to see why she doesn’t go on normal dates.
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The Olympics 2021 have officially started. Athletes from around the world gathered in Tokyo after a year-long postponement for an Opening Ceremony that looks different from any before it. With the pandemic still very much a threat, athletes poured into a mostly empty Olympic stadium in Tokyo on July 23. (Though there were a select few foreign dignitaries in the stands including First Lady Dr. Jill Biden.)
But that’s not the only reason the Opening Ceremony looked different this year: for the first time ever, nearly every country had a female flag bearer.
Being selected as the flag bearer for the athlete parade during the Opening Ceremony (and Closing Ceremony) is a huge honor. Legends like Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, and Mia Hamm have all had the recognition. But not surprisingly, the vast majority of flag bearers in Olympic history have been men.
In a move to promote global gender equality, the International Olympic Committee announced a rule change last year. Rather than just one flag bearer, each country would be allowed and encouraged to have two athletes—one male and one female—jointly carrying the flag. “With 49 percent female participation, Tokyo 2020 will be the first gender-equal Olympic Games ever,” according to the IOC. “For the first time, there will be at least one female and one male athlete in each of the teams participating in the Games.”
Carrying the flag for Team USA? Sue Bird, five-time Olympian, four-time WNBA Champion, all-time badass (and fiancée to Megan Rapinoe), who was elected by her Olympic peers to lead Team USA into the stadium along with baseball player Eddy Alvarez
“I think that’s the best part—to have your peers be the ones to see your career and pick you to be the one to lead us in,” Bird said on the TODAY Show when the news was announced. “People always ask me what my favorite Olympic moment is, and it’s always been that in 2004, my teammate at the time, who’s now my coach, Dawn Staley, she was selected as the flag bearer. And we got to be in the front with her, and that’s always been my favorite moment—outside of winning, obviously. So to actually be named that now is mind-blowing.”
This won’t be the only history Bird makes in Tokyo. She’s on the brink of becoming the first basketball player—of any gender—to win five Olympic gold medals.
You can catch a replay of the Opening Ceremony tonight at 7:30 E.T. on NBC or at NBCOlympics.com.