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Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling Named Their Daughter Esmeralda Because They Love 'Hunchback of Notre Dame'!

Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling Named Their Daughter Esmeralda Because They Love 'Hunchback of Notre Dame'!

Eva Mendes looks super stylish while launching her Fall 2015 New York & Company collection at The Clocktower on Wednesday (September 16) in New York City.

That same day, the 41-year-old actress’ appearance on The Wendy Williams Show aired in which she opened up about her and Ryan Gosling‘s daughter Esmeralda, 1.

“We love Hunchback of Notre Dame, we loved the name, the cartoon and the novel, you know it just kind of kept coming back to us,” Eva said of her name. “It’s actually a very popular Latin name so it’s easy for my father and certain family members that still don’t speak English to pronounce. That was a good selling point.”

When asked about pressure to lose baby weight, Eva said, “No, I feel like we can be really hard on each other. That whole term, ‘bounce back’ after pregnancy. I don’t know, I don’t like that terminology. Look, if you go into the bikini two weeks after, good for you, but that wasn’t me.I just feel like we as women need to support each other more.”

Eva also revealed that she and Ryan don’t have a nanny.

“I’ve never appreciated my family so much, they’ve been amazing. I don’t technically have a nanny, but I do have help,” Eva said. “I like to clarify. I’m certainly not anti-nanny, you do what you need to do as a parent, but I’m so grateful that I have help with my family and his family.”


Eva Mendes on Wendy Williams 9/16/15

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Photos: The Wendy Williams Show/Anders Krusberg, Getty
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