The 38-year-old took to InStyle’s September issue to reflect on her 2007 cover. “Looking back, when I shot my first InStyle cover, I was insecure,” she said. “I felt like I needed to be someone I wasn’t in order to be accepted. I allowed other people’s ideas of who they thought I should be to define me. Who am I now? I give zero f–ks. I have three children. They’ve exploded my body, and I’m cool with it. [laughs] And I know I’m smart. I don’t care what everybody else thinks. I’m good, girl. I’m good.”
The Honey alum shares her three children, Honor, 11, Haven, 7, and son Hayes, 1, with her husband Cash Warren. Jessica confessed that her first cover with the prestigious magazine made her feel like she finally made it. “I was a big fan of the magazine because it made high fashion feel accessible,” she said. “By that time, I’d been in the [entertainment] business for over a decade, but I was still trying to figure out how to be in the public eye and have ownership over who I was.”
Six years later, she shot her second cover and at that point, she had a family of her own. “I had gotten married [to Cash Warren, a film producer and co-founder of Pair of Thieves] and given birth to my two daughters, Honor and Haven. For the first time in my life, I was really embracing my womanhood. I was in my early 30s, and it had taken up until then for me to feel confident in my body. I also stopped allowing myself to be objectified in the press through a male’s perspective.”
It’s safe to say Jess has grown immensely over the years. You go, girl!