Jessica Alba and Cash Warren flaunt 18-year relationship as couple hits Golden Heart Awards red carpet
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Jessica Alba rocked the 16th annual God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards at The Glasshouse on Monday, October 17, as she was joined by her husband of 18 years, Cash Warren. Several other names like Bella Hadid, Lea Michele, Huma Abedin, Jessica Wang, Neil Patrick Harris, and more were in attendance and looked graceful. Alba and Warren shared a beautiful smile on the red carpet.
The 'Fantastic Four' actress looked outstanding as she walked the red carpet in her sleek black dress that looked comfortably stylish on her body as it hung from her shoulder hook. The single-shoulder black dress worked perfectly in providing the right essence to the massive gold cuff bracelet she wore on her left wrist and further coordinated well with the metallic clutch. The 41-year-old actress let her glossy hair flow whilst showing off her jewelry. Accompanying her was none other than Warren, 46, who wore a sophisticated navy blue suit and a tie. The couple has remained married for 14 years and seems to be going strong.
Jessica Alba's claim to fame was playing the lead role of Max Guevera in the Fox sci-fi drama 'Dark Angel' which aired from 2000 to 2002 alongside hit talents like Jensen Ackles, Richard Gunn, Valarie Rae Miller, and more. Soon after, Alba landed a major role in Marvel's 'Fantastic Four', which came out in 2005. While working on the movie in 2004, Alba met Cash Warren, the son of Michael Warren, 76, a star basketball player turned actor. Alba, playing the role of Sue Storm, locked eyes with Warren, who was a director's assistant. She said, "Right after I met [Cash], I called my best friend and was like, 'I met this guy and I feel like I've known him forever and I'm gonna know him for the rest of my life," as reported in the 2010 Cosmopolitian publishing. Later on, in a YouTube video on Alba's channel, Warren confessed that he fell in love the moment he saw Alba.
Fast forward to 2007, the couple was already expecting a child. Alba and Warren decided to marry spontaneously in a surprise ceremony in May 2008 and welcomed their daughter Honor a month later. On June 8, Alba posted a compilation of photos and videos on her Instagram to celebrate her 14th birthday saying, "Where did the time go!? It feels like yesterday you were just a little baby -we spent hours staring into each other’s souls, breaking me open, brightening my entire world, and showing me the deepest most profound love." The couple also shares an 11-year-old daughter, Haven, and a four-year-old son, Hayes. In a recent interview with Glamour UK, Alba talked about her 2008 elopement saying, "We eloped and I think I was nine months pregnant!" she explained. "It wasn't planned. It was literally, 'Honey, do you have anything to do this morning?' And he was like, 'No.' So I said, 'Should we go to the courthouse and get married?' And he was like, 'Yeah.' And then I said, 'Can we get waffles afterwards because I have a doctor's appointment? Will you come to my doctor's appointment?' And that's how it happened!"
Years after marriage, the spark between them did not fizzle even a bit. In a 2013 interview with InStyle, Alba explained how everything was just perfect. She said, "I just knew when I met him that I was going to know him forever. It was weird; He instantly felt like family. I'd never felt like that with anyone. We got each other. We're kindred spirits." At the time, she explained how Warren recognizes her schedule and her hard work saying, "On a weekend Cash might say, 'Go get your nails done with a girlfriend. Haven is down for a nap and Honor and I will play. I know you work hard. You deserve some time for yourself.' That, to me, is romantic. He's saying, 'You matter,' and that I'm more than just the mother of the kids or the wife who goes out to events with him."
Three children growing up together kept Alba and Warren extremely busy in the years that followed. In 2020, the couple reflected on their parenting style and their children while talking to Reveal. Warren said, "One thing that Jessica and I are 100 percent aligned on is that we're not raising a**holes. If they get out of line, we're not going to stand for it. We've tried to maintain the values our parents taught us." Alba added, "I don't shy away from setting boundaries and routines. They have to make their beds. They have to set the table, clear the table, those are no-brainers, right? They participate in taking care of the home and themselves."
The couple celebrated their 14th anniversary this year and are already closing in on their 15th. Talking about what makes their marriage work, Alba told PEOPLE, "At different times, there were different things that we needed. Around the time I had the kids, it was like, 'I need [date night] once a week'. And he's been like, 'I need you to be present on the weekends and not work.' Over-communicating, maybe that's it. I don't think we have a secret at all," she added. "We just have to check each other." Celebrating their 2022 anniversary, Alba posted on her Instagram, "18 years of life 14 years of marriage -through thick and thin we’ve always found our way back to each other; Can’t think of anyone else I would want to share this life with; Love you my babe @cash_warren." Lately, she has stepped back from acting, after co-founding 'The Honest Company' in 2011. Warren is a regular film producer.