Since Latin star Eva Mendes hit the screen with 2002’ Training Day, the timeless beauty is all one can, and wants, to devote their attention to while viewing a film she has starred in. But for the longest time, she has been strictly hush-hush over her private life-whether it is Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling’s almost 9-years-long relationship or their two kids. So, how about a peek in the of the Hitch star as she turns 46 today? Here we go!
The love story of Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling
While many say that the two star-crossed lovers met on the sets of their first film, The Place Beyond the Pines, in 2011, Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling had been acquaintances long before that. But yeah, working together did get the fireworks in place!
The two were even spotted on a date at Disneyland in California at the time, sparking rumors of them being together.
But the couple kept denying the rumors even when in July 2014, many sources confirmed that Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling were expecting their first child! It was only recently, in 2019, that the couple opened up about each other, with Gosling admitting that Mendes is “the person I’m supposed to be with.” “There’s nothing else I’m looking for,” he added.
Did you know that there was a time when Eva Mendes didn’t want kids?
But then “Ryan Gosling happened.” “I mean, falling in love with him. Then it made sense for me to have…not kids, but his kids. It was very specific to him,” she added. But as parents, Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are making sure that their daughters Esmeralda, 5, and Amada, 3, don’t know that their parents are celebrities.
“They are not aware. We are definitely just mom and dad to them, and we’re trying to keep it that way as long as possible,” she said.
Her absence from the silver screen since 2014
The last film she did was 2014’s Lost River directed by Ryan Gosling. It was only recently, that she explained the reason behind her long hiatus. “As a mother now, there are many roles I won’t do. 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,” Mendes wrote on Instagram.
Eva Mendes’ successful clothing line has been keeping her busy as well!
Her clothing line, Eva by Eva Mendes, for New York & Company, her “side hustle” as she says, began in 2013, with its latest awe-worthy collection launched in 2019, that drew inspiration from the “effortless elegance of the ’70s”.
And guess who is her biggest critic and fan is? Ryan Gosling, of course!