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Jessica Alba recalls growing up in “survival mode” in a cash-strapped family

Jessica Alba has opened up about living in “survival mode” as her family endured financial problems during her childhood.

Clarifying that her parents will be living “paycheck to paycheck”, the 41-year-old described the situation as “bulls**t”, realizing she wanted more than that for her own family.

The actress also spoke about the lack of diversity in Hollywood, describing Marvel as “very Caucasian.”

Survival mode: Jessica Alba, 41, recalls growing up in ‘survival mode’ in a financially struggling family in a new interview with Glamor

In a new interview with Glamor magazine, Jessica recalls of her California childhood: “I grew up in survival mode. It was almost something I was born into. My parents had no safety net, living paycheck to paycheck.

“They were just like, ‘There goes your life.’ And I said to myself: “This is some nonsense. I want a better life than this. I don’t want to be in survival mode all the time.”

Jessica went on to say that there are “no expectations” for her to do well, meaning it’s impossible for her to fail.

Read the full interview in the GLAMOR UK July/August digital issue online now

Read the full interview in the GLAMOR UK July/August digital issue online now

Starting acting at the age of 11, her childhood had more hurdles to overcome as she suffered from chronic allergiesbouts of pneumonia and partial lung collapse.

The star later suffered a reaction to a baby detergent, prompting her to found The Honest Company, which creates safe baby and beauty products.

Later in the interview, Jessica addressed the lack of diversity in Hollywood, explaining that she was often labeled as “exotic” as a Latina woman.

“Even if you look at the Marvel movies — that’s the biggest driver of fantasy and what’s happening right now in entertainment, because it’s kind of a family thing — it’s still pretty Caucasian,” the star explains.

Upbringing: Jessica recalls her California childhood: “I grew up in survival mode. It was almost something I was born into. My parents had no safety net, living paycheck to paycheck (pictured with her parents)

Upbringing: Jessica recalls her California childhood: “I grew up in survival mode. It was almost something I was born into. My parents had no safety net, living paycheck to paycheck (pictured with her parents)

Family: Jessica has been married to film producer Cash Warren since 2008 and the couple share three children; Honor, 13, Haven, ten, and Hayes, four (pictured together)

Family: Jessica has been married to film producer Cash Warren since 2008 and the couple share three children; Honor, 13, Haven, ten, and Hayes, four (pictured together)

Describing herself as a feminist, she continued: “50% of the population is female, but if 90% of the people in charge don’t look like us, they’ll just keep doing the same.”

Jessica has been married to film producer Cash Warren since 2008, and the couple share three children; Honor, 13, Haven, ten, and Hayes, four.

Often spotted on favorite family vacations and sharing photos on social media, the family of five is tight-knit.

He eloped while Jessica was pregnant with their eldest child, Honor, she told the publication: “We eloped and I think I was nine months pregnant! It wasn’t planned. It was literally, “Honey, do you have anything to do this morning?” And he said, “No.”

Her husband has since joked on Instagram that the ceremony was “ridiculously awkward.” Standing under an arch of dusty plastic flowers in the court chapel.

Read the full interview in the GLAMOR UK July/August digital issue online now.

Cute: Often spotted on loved-up family vacations and sharing photos on social media, the family is tight-knit (pictured with youngest son Hayes)

Cute: Often spotted on loved-up family vacations and sharing photos on social media, the family is tight-knit (pictured with youngest son Hayes)

Jessica Alba recalls growing up in “survival mode” in a cash-strapped family

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