JESSICA ALBA will speak nothing but Spanish when her baby is born later this year (08) because she regretted not picking up the language of her grandparents when she was a child.
The sexy Latino star reveals her father only spoke English to her and her brother because he wanted them to become model Americans – and it took her years to master basic Spanish.
She tells Latina magazine, “I wish to God that my dad spoke Spanish to my brother and me, but he didn’t grow up with it.”
Now, Alba is committed to mastering Spanish so she can speak the language to her baby.
She adds, “Hopefully I can pick it up because I want my kids to speak Spanish. I don’t even want them to speak English for maybe the first two to three years, until pre-school.
“We’re in the United States so they’re going to learn it anyway.”
Alba admits her inability to speak Spanish when she first became a star didn’t go down well with fellow Latinos.
She explains, “I got shunned (and) it made me feel really bad, like maybe I’m not (a Latino).”