The Midsommar May Queen (shangri__la) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Eva Mendes Shows Off Daughter's Artwork, Gives Rare Interview to Aussie Paper

Eva Mendes recently showed off her four year old daughter Amada's artwork on Instagram. The girl captured her mother's mood, with Eva capping it off with a quote from the classic Anchorman.

In other news, Eva granted a rare interview as the 2020 McHappy Day ambassador for Australia's Ronald McDonald House Charities. She was unusually candid, discussing her family's experience with Ronald McDonald House, racism, longtime partner Ryan Gosling, their daughters and her late brother.

  • Despite the media saying Eva and Ryan Gosling met on the set of 2011's The Place Beyond the Pines, she corrects and confirms they've been friends since the early 2000s (the couple has been together nearly a decade).

  • She jokes spending quarantine with a six and four year old is like "some kind of bed-and-breakfast with very drunk and aggressive guests," she says she and Ryan aren't self-pitying because "we remind ourselves that these are the good times, because we’re all together and we’re all safe right now."

  • Although she's been on a long hiatus from acting to raise her children, she is feeling the desire to go back into performing now that her kids are older.

  • When her mother's best friend's daughter came about a family hardship, Eva ran to help. Her honorary cousin's 18-month-old son was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. The family declined the Mendes/Gosling's family's assistance, saying the RMHC was a great provider of help and support during the trying times.

  • Andrew is now in remission, and he and his little brother Anthony recently visited the Mendes/Gosling home (pre-covid).

  • When her 53-year-old brother passed away, Eva was pregnant with Amada. He didn't want to talk about his diagnosis, so she distracted him with daughter Esmeralda and her pregnant belly. She gave birth to Amada twelve days after her brother passed away.

  • Her voice cracks with emotion when talking about Ryan's Golden Globe speech, which he dedicated to her brother. She says, "[I] couldn’t even be there that night...I was in the other room when my sister started screaming for me to come in and she was crying, so we rewound and watched and it was such a beautiful, surreal moment, especially for my family to hear Ryan say my brother’s name."

  • She remembers a childhood friend thinking her family was fighting, when they were just having dinner. She was the baby of a loud Cuban family, recalling Cuban food, music, loud singing and yelling around the house all the time growing up.

  • Eva remembers the casual racism she encountered early in her career as a model. After a year of not booking any jobs in commercials, her casting agent told her "Honey, it’s just your look. You’re too ethnic, so you’re never going to be the face of any American product."

  • Instead of letting that remark deter Eva, she fought harder for jobs and representation. She later represented Calvin Klein, Cartier, Revlon, Pantene and Thierry Mugler. She is also regularly considered one of the world's most beautiful Latin women.

  • Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, Eva is unable to be a RMHC ambassador in person and instead will meet families at RMHC virtually in November.

Source, Instagram
Tags: celebrity children / siblings, celebrity social media, interview, latino celebrities, race / racism, ryan gosling

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Ryan is one lucky dude and he better remember it every day of his life.
“I know that I’m with the person I’m supposed to be with,” he says, adding that the only quality he looks for in a woman is “that she’s Eva Mendes. There’s nothing else I’m looking for.”

He knows, even if people swear he's miserable.
Wow, everyone should speak about their partners this way


October 17 2020, 16:28:05 UTC 6 months ago Edited:  October 17 2020, 16:28:26 UTC

I know I'm gonna sound sappy for a min, but the day I find someone that describes me in the way that Ryan talks about Eva here, I'm gonna be sooo, so happy.
OK I'm jelly
aw this is so sweet. i love their relationship

I’m better, no offence kid.
I’d like to see her as the lead in an hbo show or something when she makes her return to acting
Honestly, I think she's a better actress than people give her credit for. I'd like to see her in a dark comedy.
i rly liked her in training day tbh!
She is and I love her personality. She was on, I think David Letterman one night about 15 yrs ago and she was not having his bullshit. You can tell she took them off of the planned ahead questions.
I don't even remember her last movie.


October 17 2020, 15:35:48 UTC 6 months ago Edited:  October 17 2020, 15:37:32 UTC

Cameo in a movie Gosling directed

Oh that’s sad about her brother passing not too long before she gave birth :’(

Amada is loved in Spanish so that’s a nice name.

Lol the loud Latin family is funny 😂 too real!
giving birth not even 2 weeks after her brother died, oof. i can't imagine
Ryan speech was lovely, and nice to know that it meant a lot to her family
I do miss her as an actress, can't wait !
I bought so many pieces of her clothing line last week on NYandCompany. The cuts are so flattering and the colors are the best. I'm trying to matter her hair wraps, that's a 2020 goal.


October 17 2020, 15:46:57 UTC 6 months ago Edited:  October 17 2020, 15:53:59 UTC

"Honey, it’s just your look. You’re too ethnic, so you’re never going to be the face of any American product... She later represented Calvin Klein, Cartier, Revlon, Pantene and Thierry Mugler."

It's good that those brands were able to see a beautiful woman when they see one.

She and Ryan seem happy and they seem to appreciate each other. I'm happy for them.

Edit. She could hear my family in the background and said, ‘Oh, I’ll call you back later, it sounds like you guys are fighting.’ I said, ‘No, we’re not fighting, we’re having dinner!’ ”

My introverted ass is so jealous tbh. I always wanted a big family growing up.
Lol cute

She's so stunning. I'm interested to see what she does if/when she returns to acting
I was watching this clip of her and it made me realize how today's young actors are so.damn.boring. You see Eva, Cameron Diaz, Sandra Oh, etc etc etc have such LIFE and natural charisma and personalities, which is really missing now.

Sandra Oh is SO charming as herself. She's obviously an amazing actress but I'm so ensorcelled by how delightful her personality is irl


6 months ago

Ugh, IA. I miss "star quality".
they sound like a really lovely & loving family
Her talking about how she and Ryan are not self pitying while quarantined with their children in this pandemic.... Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel take note!
and I am pretty sure that while Justin was bitching about that, Jessica was pregnant with their second kid
I just feel bad that when their kids are old enough to google their parents they’re gonna see that they said they hated having to spend all that time with them :(
I mean, yes, but at the same time lockdown was HARD for a lot of families and parents shouldn’t be shamed for wanting a break.


6 months ago

We stan an artist
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