that Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling fell in love and started dating.
Although this is a commonly known fact, a lesser-known piece to the story is that it was Gosling himself who pushed for Mendes to be hired as his co-star.
The news of Eva Mendes’ pregnancy was so shocking because of Mendes’ expert hand at hiding her growing baby bump over the months.
The new mom went to extreme lengths to cover up from paparazzi in order to keep her and Gosling’s exciting news private until they were ready to announce.
New mom Eva Mendes sat down with “Extra’s” AJ Calloway to talk about her new bundle of joy, daughter Esmeralda, and her appreciation for motherhood.
It had seemed like their relationship had just been officially confirmed, and then the next thing we knew, they were expecting children.Cianfrance was having difficulty casting the part for Romina, but Mendes certainly made an impression with her audition.The director recalled how the actress tried to dress down for the part, describing how Mendes "had a big baggy t-shirt on, her hair was a mess, with big hoop earrings and no make-up." The effort Mendes had put into showing her vulnerability as an actor and dedication to the part impressed the indie director.The two had their first daughter Esmeralda Amada in 2014, had their second daughter Amada Lee Gosling in 2016, and got married in the same year.Yet even after all of this time, any other details surrounding their home and family life have been kept mostly secret.ya, I get it now.” Mendes also revealed to Calloway her secret rule for keeping Hollywood’s hottest leading man happy at home. ladies, number one cause of divorce in America, sweatpants, no!” The 41-year-old confessed she’s getting some sleep these days, but not as much as she'd like, saying 6-month-old Esmeralda sleeps through the night, for the most part, “But you never know, right, something random can happen and she’s just suddenly not sleeping through the night and you’re like, wait, I thought we were sleeping through the night, what’s up?!Eva Mendes has played the love interest many times throughout her career.But when it came to her own love life, the actress was not exactly the full-fledged romantic she often portrayed on screen.“So Ryan and I decided early on to give her as much privacy as we could.And my pregnancy was the first opportunity to give her that.” It was just another way that she and Gosling proved their worth in gold as parents.