Eva Mendes Talks About Being a Mom in 'Women's Health'
Here’s what the 41-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On her baby Esmeralda: “I’m actually enjoying the sleepless nights because it’s bonding with my little girl…I don’t feel like I’ve really earned the right [to give motherly advice.] I want to respect all the moms out there. They’re going to be like, ‘You know what? You’re a few months in. Just shut up.”
On being photographed in public: “I believe there is a public self and a private self. My sisters and my good friends are experiencing that now [with] Facebook and Instagram. When they freak out about a friend of theirs posting a bad picture of them, I’m like, ‘Well, imagine how I feel! Get used to it!’”
On her therapist: “Having [a therapist] who’s totally objective and who points out my patterns— I find that really helpful. And I’m lucky to work with someone who doesn’t just sit there and nod her head, you know? I need to hear what you think! Tell me what’s wrong with me so I can fix it!”
Also pictured inside: Eva out and about in Los Angeles on Monday (March 9). For more from Eva, visit WomensHealthMag.com.
FYI: Eva is wearing a Splendid tank and Lana Jewelry earrings on the cover.