It didn't take long for Jessica Alba and her producer husband Cash Warren's relationship to get serious, the actress recently revealed -- in fact, she said that when she met Warren, she "just knew."

“It was weird; he instantly felt like family. I’d never felt like that with anyone. I was usually pretty self-conscious, minding my p’s and q’s, very aware of every time my fork hit the plate when I was having dinner on a date. With him, there was none of that," Alba said in the February issue of InStyle. "We got each other. We’re kindred spirits.”

With two daughters aged four and one, Alba said Warren keeps their relationship "romantic" by encouraging her to take time for herself.

"He’s saying, ‘You matter,’ and that I’m more than just the mother of the kids or the wife who goes out to events with him,” Alba said.

The couple met and began dating after working together on "Fantastic Four" in 2004, and married in May 2008. For more on the star couple, check out the February issue of InStyle.

Check out photos of Alba, Warren and their daughters in the slideshow below.

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  • Mother And Daughter

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 27: Actress Jessica Alba and daughter Honor Warren attend Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! There's A Party In My City at Nokia L.A. Live on November 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

  • Warren-Alba Family

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 31: Actress Jessica Alba (R) and Cash Warren (L) with daughter Honor (C) arrive at 'Spy Kids: All The Time In The World 4D' Los Angeles premiere at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on July 31, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • Daddy's Little Girl

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 31: Actress Jessica Alba, Cash Warren and Honor Warren arrive at 'Spy Kids: All The Time In The World 4D' Los Angeles premiere at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on July 31, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Alba And Her Baby

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 05: Actress Jessica Alba leaves Toast restaurant with her daughter Honor Marie in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bob Covington/Getty Images)

  • Alba And Warren At The Golden Globes

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 15: Actress Jessica Alba (R) and producer Cash Warren arrive at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


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