Jessica Biel stepped into the spotlight on Tuesday to attend an event for her new kid-friendly eatery in LA. The mum-of-one was dressed to impress at an Au Fudge private party in a white off-the-shoulder dress and heels, and she wore a big smile as she stopped to greet fans who had gathered outside on Melrose Avenue.
Jessica has a 10-month-old son Silas with husband Justin Timberlake, and she knew exactly what she wanted to achieve with her new restaurant.
Jessica Biel was all smiles as she arrived at her new kid-friendly eatery Au Fudge
"We wanted to create a place where you bring your kids or your girlfriend," she explained to People in September. "It's for the adults. But you have to do something for the kids so they can be happy and have fun, so we can be happy and have fun."
The actress is opening the eatery with designer Estee Stanley, and the focus will be on healthy colourful food, both sweet and savoury.
Business partner Joey Gonzalez - also the CEO of Barry’s Bootcamp - has spilled some more details on the project on Instagram, calling it "a community clubhouse adults and children alike will enjoy."
Among the kid-friendly features he mentioned were playrooms and on-site au pairs, as well as indoor and outdoor dining and a marketplace.
Jessica and Justin welcomed their son in April 2015
A number of famous faces came out to show their support to Jessica, including fellow celebrity mum Ali Larter, who has two children with husband Hayes MacArthur, her close friend Amy Smart and mum-of-three Ali Landry.
Jessica has been juggling her latest project with parenting little Silas – sometimes quite literally. A fortnight ago, she shared a rare photo of her son wriggling over her shoulder as she poses for the camera, his face hidden from view.
Both Jessica and Justin keep their son out of the public eye as much as possible, and rarely share photos of the 10-month-old on social media. However their love for their baby boy is clear, with Justin telling his Instagram followers that his son is "truly the greatest gift ever" in a touching post.
On @theskimm Well good morning @JessicaBiel. UpWiththeSkimm #SkimmLife Name: Jessica Biel Job: Mama Bear, actress, producer, wannabe alpinist, consummate student of the @WomanCareGlobal #ThenWhoWill campaign. What time do you get up? It varies but I would say always (2) hours before I’d really like to. How many times do you snooze? I’m not a snoozer. Never have been. Wish I was but I would never get up if I did. I do snooze periodically throughout the day during any sort of boring conversation. Do you snore? I don’t think so. And even if I did, my dog Tina snores so loudly that no one would ever know if I did. Thanks T. 3 things you can't live without in the AM? Yoga. Eating breakfast with my kid. Listening to Erykah Badu while I eat with my kid. We love her. Favorite line from theSkimm recently? “What to say to your niece who just found out about Santa? It’s OK. The Nazi Gold Train isn’t real either. What's your morning drink? Bullet Proof Decaf Coffee. Who do you let speak to you before coffee? Wait... is that an option? Complete the sentence: Woke up like this: Disheveled, running late, doing too many things at once and underperforming all of them; but pretty thrilled about mediocrity! Could be a lot worse, guys. A lot worse.
The actress recently shared a rare photo of herself with little Silas
He has previously described fatherhood as the "most insanely amazing, wonderful, unbelievable thing to ever happen", while Jessica said that becoming a mother was "the biggest joy ever".
Speaking during an appearance on the Today show in October, Jessica said: "He's wonderful. He's such a joy. It's an amazing, amazing experience. Incredibly hard – the hardest job in the world. I've never been more thankful and grateful to my own mother."