Jessica Biel Opens Up About Her Son Phineas

In January of 2021, Justin Timberlake shocked the world by revealing that he and his wife, Jessica Biel, welcomed their second child months earlier. He shared the news on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show", and the host explained that she was one of the few people who knew about Biel's pregnancy. Recently, the mother-of-two opened up about her son, Phineas, on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast.

"I had, like, a secret COVID baby," Biel said, according to People. "It wasn't like it was supposed to be a secret. It was just COVID happened, and then I went to Montana with my family and never left."

Biel and Timberlake are already parents to son Silas, 6, and were concerned about delivery room restrictions for Phineas's birth. "The hospital restrictions had just changed. And there was a moment there that there was nobody allowed at all and I was really getting nervous about that situation," she explained. In the end, however, the singer was able to be there for his son's birth. "I think if I had to be there alone, that would have been horrible. I would have been really scared," she added.

As for how double-duty motherhood is going, the actress added, "Someone said to me, 'Two is like having a thousand.' And that's exactly what it feels like."

Jessica Biel called her son "cute as hell"

Despite the chaos, the actress gushed about her growing family. Speaking about her son, Silas, she divulged, "It's so interesting. It's so funny. The conversations I'm having now with my 6-year-old is so cool."

She added, "Like, he's a real person saying the funniest stuff and he's so sensitive and tender. It's just so interesting to see that part of it happen and the little one is just cute as hell."

As for her children's future careers, Biel revealed that she hopes they steer clear of the professions that made their parents famous, Entertainment Tonight reports. "My knee-jerk reaction is 'Oh god, no. Please no.'" the actress said.

"But then I look at these kids and I'm like, oh sh*t, they're probably going to be musical. What are we going to do? Like, not let them play the piano or not let them take a voice lesson if that's their passion? I don't want to be that parent to stifle a dream. But man, if my kid would just be like, 'Let's go learn about corn in Iowa.' [I'd be like], 'Great.' I would so much rather them be an engineer or something."