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Eva Mendes Talks About Baby Esmeralda for the First Time, Explains Why She & Ryan Gosling Chose Her Name!

Eva Mendes Talks About Baby Esmeralda for the First Time, Explains Why She & Ryan Gosling Chose Her Name!

Eva Mendes is opening up for the first time about her young daughter Esmeralda and life as a new mother!

Ryan and I both love the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and we just think it’s a beautiful name. Amada was my grandmother’s name. It means ‘beloved’ in Spanish,” the 40-year-old actress told Violet Grey about choosing her name.

She also explained why they chose to keep their pregnancy such a secret. “Whether we like it or not, privacy is going to be very difficult for Esmeralda. I think it’s unfair, but that’s our reality,” Eva said. “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.”

Eva and Ryan welcomed their baby daughter back in September after a very hush-hush pregnancy.

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  • bbm

    i like them both… but not together

  • princefan4life

    I like them together, and I love the way they guard their privacy. Congrats to Ryan and Eva on the birth of their daughter, Esmeralda.

  • Scarlett

    Privacy, but she’s happy to dish in an interview?

  • rs1fripp

    Just too vain to be seen pregnant.

  • Monica S.

    I like them together!! I bet the baby is beautiful!!

  • mm366

    I can’t wait until “they” allow us to see her on their terms. Love the both of them and I have a feeling Esmeralda is a doll.

  • mm366

    Give it up will ya. Gee whiz, cease it with the “got her in a trick-bag” bs.

  • mm366

    Well it’s a good thing it doesn’t matter how you feel about them one way or another since its of no importance to them either way now isn’t it.

  • mm366

    You sound stupid! What the H is wrong with you people and your ugliness towards people you don’t know but simply have decided to assume the worse about? Who raised you?!

  • mm366

    FINALLY! Someone who appreciates the choices of others and isn’t about hating for the hell of hating.

  • rs1fripp

    My mom, but she wanted to ensure my privacy, so people saw little of us growing up.

  • skippy

    sorry but if you say you’re a private person and constantly say no to babies for years and than go and yap about what you want to keep private that’s being a hypocrite and also when some-one like ryan gosling comes along and boom pregnant, than i say thats being a hyprocite and don’t i give what anyone think my opinion is my own and allowed can’t handle it go somewhere you can good luck to them success and happiness to both of them

  • skippy

    sorry for the gammer it’s not perfect i’m working on it

  • PlayNice

    Whats the point of your rude comment? bbm is allowed to voice her opinion. Can’t stand it when people have to reply with snarky comments or plain rudeness. You could have just ignored the comment, but no, you have to be an ass.