‘I used to know five sisters that were all Maria del Carmen, Maria Elena, Maria Liliana,’ she explained.
‘My little one is still an infant, and right now it’s really about surviving those nights and trying to enjoy this time as much as possible with them, and start the bond between Esmeralda and Amada.’ She also shared that she’s taking every opportunity to introduce her young daughters to Latin culture, saying: ‘I speak to them in Spanish, and my mom speaks to Esmeralda in Spanish.
Any time I have an opportunity to introduce them—I have to say ‘them’ now, though my newborn just sleeps all the time—to my culture, whether it’s through music, or through food, I do.’ Recently, Gosling sung the praises of being brought up with his mum and sister, and of his own female-dominated brood (yes, when he uttered the words ‘women are better than men’).
Fans of the famous couple will know that their most recent addition Amada Lee – reportedly born this April – shares a name with elder sister Esmerelda Amada.
And in her latest interview, Mendes has opened up about motherhood and explained the reason she chose the same moniker for her girls.
So we can safely assume that things are pretty blissful in the Mendes-Gosling household right now – even if things do get a little confusing when they bring up the kids by name.
Pregnant Eva Mendes strategically covered her growing baby bump while out with her longtime love, Ryan Gosling, in L. She kept her belly hidden by holding an oversized brown bag and a peacoat close to her body.