The 35-year-old actor said that being a father is “not rocket science” and he’s looking forward to spending the holiday season with his family.
“This will be our first Christmas where [Esmeralda is] sort of taking it all in, so that’s exciting,” Ryan told Hello Magazine.
When asked about Eva, he said that “I know that I’m with the person I’m supposed to be with.” He was also asked about the qualities he looks for in a woman, to which he said, “that she’s Eva Mendes. There’s nothing else I’m looking for.”
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.”
Here is what the 41-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On visits with her family: “When my mom and sisters visit, they take over the house. They take my baby! They start cleaning everything! They sound like a bunch of hyenas, yelling in Spanish, English, Spanglish. They sing [my daughter Esmeralda] all these Cuban nursery songs that I forgot my mom used to sing to me. They’re like a raucous crew…. It’s incredible. I really appreciate my family, now more than ever. I’m so happy that my little girl gets to grow up with this.”
On the rise of Latinas in Hollywood: “It’s a great time. I remember reading scripts when I started in the business, nearly 15 years ago, and [Latino roles] were either nonexistent or written as the maid or a drug dealer. We’re no longer just that. I’ll play any part that challenges me. What’s important is that all races have choices.”
On connecting with fans on Instagram: “That is 100 percent me. It actually breaks my heart when I can’t respond. I love connecting with women; it’s fun for me. I come from a huge family of women, and I’m super close to the girlfriends I’ve had since I was 12 years old. And as you can see, all my businesses are geared toward women…. I was in a New York & Company design meeting recently, and I was unsure about a print. I decided to ask for feedback on Instagram. One lady said, ‘It depends on how it falls on the body.’ So we looked at it and said, ‘You know what? She’s totally right, because if this leaf falls by the boob, it’s going to be weird.’”
Eva Mendes is the lady in red while launching the Estee Lauder New Dimension Skincare on Saturday (July 25) at Nordstrom in Aventura, Fla.
“Thank you Aventura Mall in Miami for such a warm welcome and a fun day! Besos! @esteelauder #NewDimension #BestAngle,” the 41-year-old actress wrote on Instagram that day. Watch her new commercial for the brand below!
“Drinking warm water and lemon every morning before my coffee and staying hydrated all day long really helps me stay healthy and helps my skin look its best. I believe it starts from within, so water, water, water,” Eva shared about water.
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“Loving this summer dress from our new @nyandcompany collection. Didn’t include my face because last night was long and crazy. Yup, really wild like 8 month teething baby kinda wild,” Eva captioned an Instagram photo, which you can check out below.