Jessica Alba isn’t telling BeyBey what to do or anything, but she does have some motherly advice — sell Baby Blue’s photos to the highest bidder and make that baby rich off money SHE earned.
Mother of two Jessica Alba has some advice for new parents Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Alba suggests that the celebrity couple make a deal to sell the first photos of daughter Blue Ivy Carter and either put the proceeds in a trust fund or donate the money to charity.
Alba tells CNN’s A.J. Hammer that her decision, made with husband Cash Warren, to sell the first photos of daughter Honor Marie Warren in 2008 was the right move. Alba reportedly received $1.5 million from OK! magazine for the deal.
“For our family, we just wanted to control the experience,” Alba explained. “We put the money that the picture made into a bank account for Honor to do whatever she wants to do with. It’s her picture, it’s her birth, and we didn’t want it to be like a weird thing when we were walking out of the house for the first time.”
Alba says that selling the first picture cut down on paparazzi feverishly trying to snap pics of the newborn.
“If there’s a price tag on your child — which is so bizarre — people will go to crazy lengths,” said Alba. “We wanted to avoid that hysteria.”
Alba also reveals that shooting the images for OK! magazine was a great experience.
“We were friends with the photographer. It was just a nice day in the house. We’ll have those beautiful pictures forever,” Alba said. “You can give the money to charity and to your baby and that’s it.”
But Alba isn’t trying to force the decision on Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
“To each his own,” she said. “The biggest thing is having a healthy baby … I’m sure Beyoncé will make the best decision for her family.”
Alba has recently launched a line of eco-friendly household products, called The Honest Company, inspired by wanting to use the safest products around her two daughters.
She makes a good point, granted the Knowles-Carters don’t need the money… But we can think of a few reasons why they should listen to Jessica. It would put a stop to the rampant photoshopping of fake Baby Blue pictures like the ones 50 Cent posted.
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