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Eva Mendes Explains Why She'd Rather Be at Home Than Walking Red Carpets

Eva Mendes Explains Why She'd Rather Be at Home Than Walking Red Carpets

Eva Mendes looks radiant on the cover of Shape magazine’s April 2017 issue, on newsstands March 14.

Here’s what the 43-year-old actress and designer had to share with the mag:

On skipping Ryan Gosling‘s red carpets during awards season and being his rock behind-the-scenes: “What people don’t know about me is that I love being home. Instead of hitting the red carpet, I’d rather be with our girls [Esmeralda, 2, and Amada, 11 months].”

On what she eats every day: “I usually start my day with eggs. I think they’re like magic – you can do so much with them. I mostly keep it simple and have scrambled eggs and a piece of Ezekiel toast for breakfast … I grew up eating rice and beans, so I want some kind of grain in every meal. For lunch, I usually have salmon and rice or quinoa, and I try to include a salad. I’ll eat the same thing for dinner. I’m a creature of habit in that way. I don’t get bored with food. I try to think about it as fuel for my body. But what I am looking forward to is the time when dinner becomes a sit-down situation again. Right now I’m in survival mode with two babies, eating on the go.”

On getting back into shape after having a baby: “In some ways, it’s been more challenging to get back in shape after my second daughter. Yet it’s not as hard as I thought it would be, because I’m always running around with the kids. I never sit down – I’m on the move all day. And I don’t keep junk food at home anymore, because I’m trying to set a good example. So there are no more Krispy Kremes for me to grab. But there is this app called Postmates that delivers whatever you want in minutes. It’s almost as bad as having the food in your kitchen. Don’t laugh, but they’re on the way here right now!”

For more from Eva, visit Shape.com.

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Credit: Arthur Belebeau/SHAPE magazine
Posted to: Eva Mendes, Magazine

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  • Koos

    she knows how to play the fiddle.

  • Delores Pauldo

    She is a liar about that. And why she is so important to be on a magazine shape? She don’t have a movie or anything coming out. Using Ryan gosling for personal gain. Just like Rachel Bilson did Hayden tears ago . Then thought getting pregnant would put her in the spotlight. Eva is still nothing with Ryan gosling. Still you have to work. A lazy woman that what she should have said.

  • LittlePaperStars

    Nope, it’s still weird she didn’t accompany her partner on the biggest night of his career. What if he’d won the Oscar? I get her not wanting to go to premieres and things but the Oscars, I mean it’s not like she isn’t part of the industry, she didn’t even have to walk the red carpet. Tho it’s probably for the best she’s a terrible actress anyway, but either embrace it or step away, pick one, the whole set up is odd and the I have no idea why or what she’s done in order to appear on a magazine cover apparently from get knocked up by one of the biggest leading men in Hollywood

  • SaraJ

    I agree. “I would rather hang out with my 2 and 1 year old!” Oh please, as if they were awake most of the Oscars. I feel the same about “How do you keep in shape?” – “I chase after my kids!” UGHHHH sure, that’s why every mother looks like a Hollywood actress.
    You mean you starve yourself, eat salmon twice a day and your husband eats alone. Got it.

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  • Sanna Leena

    Lazy woman?? Do you have kids? As a mother you are working 24/7. I’m a mother of a 2 year old myself and I’m constantly running around chasing her, lying on the ground playing with her and additional to that cooking, cleaning… What is lazy about that? I feel very blessed, that I don’t have to work while raising my daughter right now. So I can understand, that Eva prefers to stay at home with her girls, because this is a time in the life of children that you will never get back once you missed them.

  • Sanna Leena

    Lazy woman?? Do you have kids? As a mother you are working 24/7. I’m a mother of a 2 year old myself and I’m constantly running around chasing her, lying on the ground playing with her and additional to that cooking, cleaning… What is lazy about that? I feel very blessed, that I don’t have to work while raising my daughter right now. So I can understand, that Eva prefers to stay at home with her girls, because this is a time in the life of children that you will never get back once you missed them.

  • Sanna Leena

    Lazy woman?? Do you have kids? As a mother you are working 24/7. I’m a mother of a 2 year old myself and I’m constantly running around chasing her, lying on the ground playing with her and additional to that cooking, cleaning… What is lazy about that? I feel very blessed, that I don’t have to work while raising my daughter right now. So I can understand, that Eva prefers to stay at home with her girls, because this is a time in the life of children that you will never get back once you missed them.

  • Sanna Leena

    Lazy woman?? Do you have kids? As a mother you are working 24/7. I’m a mother of a 2 year old myself and I’m constantly running around chasing her, lying on the ground playing with her and additional to that cooking, cleaning… What is lazy about that? I feel very blessed, that I don’t have to work while raising my daughter right now. So I can understand, that Eva prefers to stay at home with her girls, because this is a time in the life of children that you will never get back once you missed them.

  • Sanna Leena

    Lazy woman?? Do you have kids? As a mother you are working 24/7. I’m a mother of a 2 year old myself and I’m constantly running around chasing her, lying on the ground playing with her and additional to that cooking, cleaning… What is lazy about that? I feel very blessed, that I don’t have to work while raising my daughter right now. So I can understand, that Eva prefers to stay at home with her girls, because this is a time in the life of children that you will never get back once you missed them.

  • Benny Ross

    She has a clothing line that’s successful which is why she appears on these mags tbh. But the fact that you don’t “understand” isn’t a revelation at all actually. Lol As for the rest… be honest if she did you’d be calling her a fame-whore and still questioning her relevence as you’re attempting to do unsuccessfully here.

  • Benny Ross

    Delores is an overweight slob (saw her fb pic once) who loves to harp on Eva and apparently Rachel Bilson for some reason. You learn to laugh at her antics.