Eva Mendes, 44 shares the facts of her personal life rarely but in a recent interview to Women’s Health she told about her family, relationships with her husband and their kids.
Five years ago Eva didn’t see herself as a mom. She was known as a popular actress and now she turns her bag inside out searching for a schedule among a bunch of strange things. The last five years were full of important events in her life with Ryan Gosling. She gave birth to two babies, Esmeralda and Amada. Now they are 4 and 2 years old. Eva and Ryan have met when they worked together on The Place Beyond the Pines. Then she didn’t plan to have children for next few years and on the question about what had happened to her, she gave an answer:
“Ryan Gosling happened. I mean, falling in love with him. Then it made sense for me to have…not kids, but his kids.”
Eva doesn’t understand how she copes with children and their schedules full of activities and musical classes. But it doesn’t prevent her from smiling and laughing giving the interview and speaking about motherhood’s realities.
Eva feels great now and starts to return to her personal life. She began to be engaged in the gym three times a week doing different workouts with a trainer. According to Mendes it’s very hard for her, but health reasons forced her to do it. Also she radically changed the diet after the girls’ birth. Sometimes Eva can stay alone and relax, listening to opera and enjoying Thai massage.
Also Mendes thanked their large family, which helped her to bring up children. There has always been somebody nearby. It was a great support group, almost a village that helped her and Ryan: Eva’s mom, Ryan’s mom and their sisters. She responds that doesn’t believe that some women can overcome this alone. It requires incredible strength and patience.
When her first baby was born Eva was confused. Then she understood that the period of 20 years working in Hollywood tired her and she was ready to put her energy elsewhere. Eva was not ambitious enough then. And right now she can realize herself at home much more than on the set.
Eva and Ryan spend really much time together with their children. There are a lot of photos of their walks. Moreover recently they ignored Golden Globe Awards to be with family.
However the fans are waiting for Eva’s return to the screens and she doesn’t eliminate such a possibility. Now it’s long time for vacation and a good way to recover.