Actress Salma Hayek and daughter Valentina, nearly 8, were all smiles departing from Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday (September 3).
The day before, the Grown Ups star celebrated her 49th birthday.
The proud mom-of-one Instagrammed an image from her birthday party.
“Best gift of the day – My little girl made me a cake. Happy Birthday to me!!!” Hayek captioned the image of her homemade birthday cake.
In July, the actress and her daughter attended the L.A. premiere of the animated film Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet, which Hayek produced.
“I never do it,” Hayek said of putting her daughter in the spotlight. “But it’s a special occasion. She suffered through Mommy not being around for so long with this one. She’s been a part of it because she had to sacrifice also for this film.”
She added: “For her, after seeing this movie, she doesn’t see death in the same way. She did a drawing of my grandmother’s tomb. She never met my grandmother. She was sad she was dead. Now after seeing the movie, in the drawing, my grandmother was released from the ground and she’s a spirit among us. That’s pretty awesome.”
Mom-of-two Jessica Alba is speaking out after being hit with a lawsuit which claims her all-natural product line, The Honest Company, deceives consumers by containing “synthetic ingredients.”
“We strongly stand behind our products and the responsibility we have to our consumers. We are steadfast in our commitment to transparency and openness,” Alba says a statement to PEOPLE.
The actress, 34, calls the lawsuit, filed by a consumer Jonathan D. Rubin, “baseless and without merit.”
Along with saying that the Honest Sunscreen is “ineffective,” Rubin claims that products such as Honest Hand Soap, Honest Diapers, and Honest Multi-Surface Cleaner, are misleading and include “unnatural” ingredients.
But the Sin City actress – who is mom to daughters Honor, 7, and Haven, 4, with husband Cash Warren – stands behind her products.
“I know my children, Honor and Haven, are growing up in a safer home because of our products,” she states.
“Seven years ago, when I was pregnant with my first daughter, I was frustrated by the lack of healthy and safe product options for me and my new family,” Alba says. “In fact, prior to launching The Honest Company, I began lobbying Congress to require that ingredients used in everyday products are tested for safety prior to entry into the marketplace.”
The mom-of-two goes on to defend her company and its products.
“I started The Honest Company to develop safe and effective products not just for my children, but for families everywhere,” she shares. “I am very proud that we have built this company into an industry leader focused on using natural ingredients and developing products that people love.”
“We believe that consumers deserve to know what’s in their products — whether it’s diapers for their children, cleaning products for their families or beauty products for themselves,” Alba adds. “Our formulations are made with integrity and strict standards of safety, and we label each ingredient that goes into every product – not because we have to, but because it’s the right thing to do.”
Reportedly, Rubin is seeking up to $5 million in damages for customers.
Newly single Jennifer Garner was all smiles with son Samuel, 3, in Pacific Palisades, Calif. on Friday (September 4). While toting her preschooler, the Dallas Buyers Club actress, 43, looked cheerful while leaving a nail salon.
Later that same day, the Alias alum took her 9-year-old daughter Violet to a doctor’s appointment.
And the day before, Jen was all smiles with her estranged husband, Academy Award-winner Ben Affleck, as they left a family counseling center office together.
“They are working together and are keeping it amicable,” a family source tells PEOPLE. “This is something they have been working on for over a year – and they continue to be strong unit.”
Not only are Jen and Ben doing it for their three children – including 6-year-old daughter Seraphina – they’re attending counseling sessions for themselves as well.
“It’s not just for the kids – it’s also for them,” the source adds. “They care about each other.”
Awesome work, Jen and Ben! Co-parenting done right!