No doubt first-time parents Beyonce and Jay-Z are being bombarded with parenting advice from everyone in their lives. Even so, actress Jessica Alba has some advice of her own.
Alba, who is mom to daughters Honor and Haven, told CNN she thinks Beyonce and Jay-Z should take control of the public's thirst for the first glimpse of baby Blue and sell the photos.
The 30-year-old actress and husband Cash Warren made the decision to sell the first photos of Honor to OK! magazine for a reported $1.5 million.
"For our family, we just wanted to control the experience. We put the money that the picture made into a bank account for Honor to do whatever she wants to do with," she explained. "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 with her for the first time."
Alba believes that selling the first photos will stop the paparazzi from going to dangerous lengths to nab the first look at a celebrity's offspring.
"If there's a price tag on your child -- which is so bizarre -- people will go to crazy lengths. We wanted to avoid the hysteria," she said, adding that they had a great experience with OK! magazine using a photographer they were friends with.
Although Alba is a successful actress in her own right, she's doesn't attract the same amount of attention as Beyonce and Jay-Z. The notoriously secretive couple got married in April 2008 but wouldn't confirm they had actually wed until February 2010. Finally, at the Grammy awards Beyonce won Best Female Vocal Performance and thanked Jay-Z, saying, "I'd love to thank my family for all their support, including my husband. I love you."
And it's not as if they need the money either -- even if it went to charity. Beyonce reportedly gave Jay-Z a $500,000 ring as a gift for being so supportive during her pregnancy.
Alba's was quick to add that she's not trying to push anything on the new parents, telling CNN, "To each his own. The biggest thing is having a healthy baby .... I'm sure Beyonce will make the best decision for her family. "
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