Jessica Alba has a new interview where she talks about her childhood growing up in a military family [via Celebrity Gossip].
She says that she did end up getting attached to the lifestyle and the military, and at first didn’t want to leave. However, her parents had other plans and ended up moving, and the rest, as they say, is history. Alba has gone on to become a major celebrity, with starring roles in major franchises such as Fantastic Four.
Of her childhood, she says, “The [years] that I remember, one was in Biloxi, Mississippi, and then the other one that was sort of the more formative years, it was like age five to nine, was in Del Rio, Texas, Laughlin Air Force Base. And so that was kind of where -- I was really sad to leave when my dad decided to get out of the military, because you get -- I mean, it's really like such a safe environment, and everyone on base becomes your family.
She adds, “And so I was -- I knew nothing else, and I remember like begging my dad, please let's stay, don't go, and he's like, you know, your mother and I have different dreams beyond this, and we want to go and explore those.”