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Jessica Biel Says She's "Terrified" To Wear Certain Clothes Around Her Son, Obviously


Once upon a time, I had this favorite Benneton cardigan. It was white with navy piping. It made me look like I was someone who ate fruit on purpose and went swimming in the ocean all the way over my head for fun. I loved that cardigan. And then I had a baby, whose hobbies included vomiting and diarrhea. Bye-bye Benneton cardigan, hello decades of leggings and t-shirts. I thought about my dearly departed cardigan when I read about Jessica Biel saying she is "terrified" to wear certain clothes around her baby, Silas. Because yes, Jessica, even when you are a beautiful famous woman... this is your life now too. Welcome.

It turns out, Biel's 16-month-old baby boy, Silas Randall (her first with husband Justin Timberlake) treats his mom's wardrobe with the same blatant disregard as a non-famous baby. Biel told People on Wednesday at the Levi's Brand Back To School Event in West Hollywood that it isn't even just about wearing more casual clothing:

I have a feeling that her version of looking dirty and mine are not one in the same (I'm picturing tastefully ripped jeans and a messy bun with shiny skin on Biel), and yet I find myself smiling. Because her kid is kinda-sorta messing with her too.

Biel is loving being a hands-on mom, even if it means getting creative with her outfit choices. She told People:

Her strategy for when she really needs to break out the goods, like an all-white dress for a big movie premiere or something? As with most fun things for moms, she waits until the kid is asleep. "I pick things that I don’t wear when my kid's awake or [I’m] anywhere near him," she joked, "because I’m terrified."

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: Actress Jessica Biel attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Gala at The Cunard Building on April 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

While it might be a juggling act, Biel's not complaining. As she told In Style at the same event, the beauty of motherhood is the wonder in your baby's eyes:

It is pretty amazing.

But so was my Benneton cardigan.