Jessica Biel Got Candid About How Becoming a Mom Taught Her True 'Selflessness'

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In a revealing new interview, Jessica Biel opened up to Marie Claire about motherhood and married life. And one of the August cover story's highlights is what Biel says she's learned about herself since welcoming her 2-year-old son Silas with husband Justin Timberlake. 


"You think you're a selfless person, and then you realize you're not," the star of USA's forthcoming series The Sinner explained. "These little people come around, and they require so much, and your schedule is really not your own, nor is it important anymore, and it's very clear that it's your life now revolving around this dude. I'm not that person who feels like, Oh, my whole life changes for my kid, but it does."

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Hey, totally fair and so relatable. That's why motherhood is such a game-changer. It's no wonder that the experience has shifted how she sees herself and shifted her priorities. 

At the same time, like all moms, Biel's doing the best she can to balance other parts of life -- including her marriage.

In fact, she spilled the "secret" to her happy union with JT. Sounds like, more than any big mystery, it's just that the two are very much on the same wavelength when it comes to their personal and professional lives. "We have similar values; we believe in loyalty, honesty," she explains. "We like to have fun. We like a lot of the same things. Also, in the business, we're all very career-oriented, and you have to be a little selfish. I understand that about my peers -- about being focused and driven -- and if you can find that and someone who shares the same values as you, it's like: Score!"

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All in all, Biel's real talk about #momlife and her bae is so refreshingly down-to-earth. For that reason, we're totally filing this interview under even more reason to love this celeb mama.

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