Jessica Alba "Geeks Out" Over Meeting Sheryl Sandberg

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It’s not often that a celebrity like Jessica Alba gets legitimately star struck. But when she met Lean In author and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, the actress and businesswoman had difficulty hiding her excitement.

The pair held a Facebook Live on Tuesday to discuss the process of “leaning in” and how they’ve gotten ahead in their respective industries. Alba spoke of her lifelong feminist views and living outside of her comfort zone.

When the live stream began, the Honest Company founder expressed her admiration for Sandberg, saying, “I’m such a huge fan. It’s so weird, you’re real.” The 35-year-old went on to tell the live audience that she was “geeking out” in Sandberg’s presence.

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In a photo posted to Instagram on Tuesday, the actress feigned shock as she pointed to Sandberg beside her.

Alba wrote: “Look Ma @sherylsandberg! Still pinching myself that I got to share a stage with this incredible woman. It took everything to not geek out too much and keep it together. #truth#honestlyspeaking #entrepreneurlife#leanIn.”

This may be the start of a beautiful friendship. Watch their Facebook Live session above.

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