Lovebirds Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes have a beautiful family! The actors are the proud parents of their two kids — Esmeralda and Amada — and being around them makes the Notebook actor and the Hitch actress feel like they’ve done everything right.
“My two little girls are already these two little self-empowered little women. I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, I need to get out of the way and you guys lead,’” Eva sweetly shared while attending an event in February 2020. “Obviously [I] protect them, but I just want to get out of their way because they’re already these amazing creative beings. I take great inspiration from them.”
The brunette beauty’s children always come first, that’s why she put her acting career on hold in 2014. “As a mother now, there are many roles I won’t do,” she told one of her fans on Instagram in January 2020. “There are many subject matters that I don’t want to be involved with, so it limits my choices and I’m fine with that. I have to set an example for my girls now. But no worry, I got some side hustles.”
Although everything seems good at home, the Training Day actress noted she runs into her fair share of challenges parenting her two kids. Fortunately, she can always count on Ryan — whom she’s been dating since 2011 — for support.
“It’s so hard, of course,” Eva said during an appearance on Access Daily in September 2019. “But it’s like that feeling of … you end your day, you put them to bed and Ryan and I kind of look at each other like, ‘We did it, we did it. We came out relatively unscathed.’”
Not only that, but Eva and Ryan have a great relationship with their family members. If they ever need any extra help with the girls, then they know where to turn.
“Luckily, we have a lot of family support. A lot of family,” the Ghost Rider actress gushed. “My family lives here. His family comes in. They live in Canada, but they come in all the time and stay for a very long time, and it’s very welcomed.”
Because Eva gets so much enjoyment out of her role as a mom, she’s always coming up with new ways to make her daughters smile. The Out of Time actress revealed she’s even willing to let her little ones decorate her “from head to toe” in paint.
“My kids did this to me. Again,” she jokingly captioned a March 2021 selfie, which featured the colorful design on her face. “I guess, when in doubt, be their canvas.”
Scroll through the gallery below to meet Eva and Ryan’s two beautiful kids!
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