Eva Mendes never thought she’d be a mother, but then she met Ryan Gosling so we totally get it.
In an interview with Women’s Health, the 45-year-old actress opened up about her views on motherhood saying that “it was the furthest thing from my mind.”
How did she end up with two kids then? Mendes credits the shift to her husband, Ryan Gosling.
“Ryan Gosling happened,” the actress said. “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.”
Now Mendes shares Esmeralda, 4, and Amada, 2, with Gosling.
“I’m just Mom”
When the couple welcomed Esmeralda, Mendes said she wanted to shift her energy away from Hollywood, especially after having worked “really hard” for 20 years.
“I felt a lack of ambition, if I can be honest,” the mom said. “I feel more ambitious in the home right now than I do in the workplace.”
Mendes said she plans to raise her two daughters away from the Hollywood spotlight saying that fame can be “super scary when you try to raise your kids.”
“What I try to emphasize is that I don’t let them see me put attention to how I dress. They’ve never seen me get ready for something; they’ve never seen me at work,” Mendes said. “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 Mom. And I’m more than happy to just be Mom.”
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