Jessica Alba Shares Intimate 'Secret' On Married Life With Cash Warren

As she gears up for the release of her first feature film in five years, Jessica Alba is sharing a rare glimpse into her relationship with husband Cash Warren.

Speaking to People in an interview published Friday, the “Sin City” actor said she and Warren, a film producer, have worked hard to “really find time to make time for each other” over the course of their 16-year marriage.

“Going through the motions of the day to day is what it is, but it’s important to just know that we have to be a priority, and taking those moments to see each other and have a giggle and not be on the phone and just actually connect,” Alba told the publication.

She went on to note: “Anytime we ebb or flow, we just look around and it’s like, ‘Actually, at my worst, I’m still better off with you.’ You have to look up and say, ‘Would my life be better if we weren’t together?’ And every time, it’s, ‘No.’ We’re friends, you know?”

Cash Warren and Jessica Alba have been married since 2008.
Cash Warren and Jessica Alba have been married since 2008. Phillip Faraone via Getty Images

Alba and Warren met in 2004 while working on “Fantastic Four,” which also starred Chris Evans and Kerry Washington.

Shortly after the two were introduced, Alba said she “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.’”

“The romantic stuff comes and goes,” she told Cosmopolitan in 2010, according to Us Weekly, “but it’s like, ‘Does that person have your back?’ You have to be a team navigating through wherever life may lead you and I want a friend for that.”

After dating for about four years, Alba and Warren were married in May 2008. The couple share three children: daughters Honor, 16, and Haven, 12, and son Hayes, 6.

Alba will next be seen in the action thriller “Trigger Warning,” due out next week on Netflix. She plays Parker, an active-duty Special Forces officer who takes over the family business after her father’s unexpected death, only to find herself at odds with a violent gang running rampant in her hometown.