Father's Day came early for Jessica Alba's proud papi, Mark Alba. The California-based realtor was in Florida when he heard the news that Jessica was delivering, and tells us his daughter "flew him right out" to Los Angeles so he could be the first to get a glimpse of his granddaughter, Honor Marie Warren.
Mark revealed exclusively to Latina.com that little Honor Marie is the spitting image of her mother: "She's got Jessica's complexion, her hair, her eyes. She looks like Jessica when she was a baby." The doting grandpa couldn't stop himself from gushing, telling us he "thought Jessica was the prettiest baby I had ever seen, but I was wrong." That title now belongs to Honor, he says.
Honor's birth marks a special milestone in the Alba family: "I'm so happy because we have four generations of boys and girls in our family," he said, adding that "everybody was crying" when Honor made her first appearance.
"I was really choked up," Mark said. "I never thought that I would cry so much. The fact that this little girl came out of my daughter's stomach, it blows my mind," he exclaimed, adding that he wasn't nearly as emotional when Jessica's brother Josh Alba's first child was born. "Somehow, this was different," he said.
Though Mark has to jet back to Florida on business, he tells us that Jessica is resting comfortably at her Los Angeles home with her entire family—including hubby Cash Warren's father, actor Michael Warren—and that she's "got a wonderful nanny, and her mother will be there to help her" as she gets accustomed to motherhood.
"This is my father's day," Mark concluded, sounding teary. "We have such a blessed family."
Congratulations to the happy family—and especially the proud abuelo!