Jessica Alba Opens Up About the Tattoo She Got After Breaking Up With a 'Famous Actor'

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A permanent reminder! Jessica Alba visited The Late Show on Thursday to talk about her work with the Honest Company, but host Stephen Colbert quickly noticed Alba’s wrist tattoo.

“That one’s called ‘My First Breakup,’” she quipped, pointing out the ink. “It’s lotus in Sanskrit. It means the manifestation of spiritual beauty.”

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Referring to her ex as “this guy,” Alba went on to explain why the breakup sparked her desire to get inked.

“He was really anti-tattoos, and I felt like after I broke up with him, I, like, found myself again,” she said, laughing. “It’s, like, unnecessary to talk about this. He’s like a famous actor.”

Though Alba did not directly name the actor she was referring to, it’s possible it could be her ex-fiance, Michael Weatherly. The NCIS star meet Alba on the set of Alba’s TV series Dark Angel and the former couple got engaged in 2001. They ended their romance in 2003, and she went on to meet her now-husband, Cash Warren.

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These days, Alba is busy running her Honest Company empire, but she still takes the time to act in a few fun films.

“It’s not as serious for me,” she told Colbert of her acting career. “Before I was so methodical. I wanted to make sure that it was going to be on a global scale, any movie that I did… now I just want to have fun.”

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