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Eva Mendes Gets Candid About Losing Her Brother: 'Thank God I Had My Baby'

Eva Mendes Gets Candid About Losing Her Brother: 'Thank God I Had My Baby'

Eva Mendes is opening up about the loss of her brother Carlos.

The 45-year-old actress’s older brother passed away after a battle with cancer back in 2016, just a week before the birth of her daughter Amada Lee.

“It’s so tough. Thank God I had my baby; it was a week after he passed. So there was something to move forward. There was poetry to it all,” Eva told People.

She continued, “My favorite memories are when he used to, at Thanksgiving or a big dinner or Christmas dinner, roast everybody — but roast you hard. Of course, I miss him incredibly, and that’s an understatement, but I’m holding on to that tradition. I’m so happy that he gave me that. I don’t think I could carry it on the way he did, but those are some fun memories because he would really get raw.”

Eva added that she plans to continue the tradition when she and her family, including Ryan Gosling and daughter Esmeralda, head to her sister’s home for Thanksgiving this month.

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