Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling, who began dating over six years ago, are notoriously private when it comes to their relationship. They never attend red carpets together, and very rarely speak publicly about one another when being interviewed, making Eva's latest interview rare - and oh so adorable.
The 45-year-old actress and mother-of-two opened up about her longtime partner and their daughters Esmerelda, 4, and Amada, 2, in a recent interview with Women's Health US, telling the publication that motherhood was once "the furthest thing from my mind."
What changed her mind? "Ryan Gosling."
Mendes and Gosling met on the set of The Place Beyond The Pines in 2011 and they've been together ever since.
“I mean, falling in love with him,” she told the publication. “Then it made sense for me to have…not kids, but his kids. It was very specific to him.”
“Not only are we in the industry, but the whole fame component is super scary when you try to raise your kids,” she explained on the couple's decision to remain private. “What I try to emphasise is that I don’t let [my daughters] see me put attention to how I dress. They’ve never seen me get ready for something; they’ve never seen me at work. Which is fine, for whoever wants to do it that way, but the way I keep it normal is by not letting them see me in these situations. I’m just Mum. And I’m more than happy to just be Mum.”
Gosling once gushed about Mendes's efforts at home accepting his Golden Globe for Best Actor in 2017. He thanked his “lady” and continued on to dedicate the award to Juan Carlos Mendes, Eva’s late brother, who lost his battle to cancer just days before Mendes gave birth to Amada. “It was like a dream,” Mendes says of the speech. “But really, what I heard was that he said my brother’s name. It was the most beautiful gesture, and I had no idea Ryan was going to say it.”
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