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Eva Mendes Opens Up About Motherhood

August 16th, 2016 - By Allyson Leak
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Eva Mendes, Photographs by: Diego Uchitel

Eva Mendes, Photographs by: Diego Uchitel

Most of the time we have access to our favorite celebs. We know what they’re eating, where they’re going for the day, all about their kids and family, and how many houses they own and much of the info we get they give willingly through social media and interviews. But, there are a handful of celebs that are purposely secretive and keep to themselves as much as possible and Eva Mendes is definitely one of them.

Her love life with actor Ryan Gosling and both pregnancies were kept mostly out of the public eye. Ryan and Eva are raising their two girls, Esmeralda Amada and Amada Lee, and when she’s not doing that, she is a busy entrepreneur. Her beauty company CIRCA carries luxury products that are available nationwide and she has teamed up with New York & Company for a chic clothing line for women with of all sizes.

Born in Miami, the beautiful 42-year-old Cuban actress has come along way. From her first breakthrough role playing Denzel Washington’s wife in “Training Day” to more recent movies like “Hitch” and “The Women,” her career is definitely thriving.

In an interview with Latina Mag she talked about her perseverance and determination to make it. “I didn’t think acting could be a profession you could make a career out of,” Eva remembers. “I grew up, what, 20 minutes outside of Hollywood? It seemed like a foreign land. But when I saw the door open, when I saw the crack, slightly ajar, I kicked it open.”

Check out a few things she said about motherhood with

Your birthday entry in the book characterizes you as logical, emotionally objective, and also passionate. That certainly comes out in your films, but what about as a mom?

“Well, I have two girls. That’s a lot. It’s early for me to make any big statement about having children. My older little girl is not yet 2 years old. 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. It’s a really, really special time. I’m loving it.”

You’re staying home with your girls now. How long do you see yourself taking a break?

“I’m not sure, but it would definitely take something really special. I don’t like saying “take me away,” but essentially that’s what work does. I think it can be very, very healthy if it’s something that feels worthwhile. Right now I feel very fortunate to be home with my kids. I feel so lucky, and I’m just taking advantage of that.”

Is there a reason you named both of your girls Amada?

“My grandmother’s name is Amada, and Esmeralda Amada is the name of our oldest. We had a few names picked out for our new baby, and when she was born, we didn’t feel like those names were her. We came up with a few more, even that morning, and tried them out. We were like, “What about Viviana?” But we just kept going back to Amada. In true Latin fashion, we reuse names all the time. I used to know five sisters that were all Maria del Carmen, Maria Elena, Maria Liliana…. [Laughs]”

Eva Mendes Is The New Face Of Estee Lauder New Dimension Skincare

May 2nd, 2015 - By Rich
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The Estée Lauder brand recently announced that it signed actress Eva Mendes to represent the brand’s New Dimension transformative skincare collection. The successful actress and new mom will appear in digital, TV and print advertising campaigns debuting in Fall 2015 and New Dimension will launch globally beginning July 2015.

Nowadays women are looking to transform their appearance and feel beautiful in a healthy way. The skincare collection features New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum and New Dimension Expert Liquid Tape.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Eva to the Estée Lauder family to represent New Dimension skincare,” said Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Global Brand President, Estée Lauder. “As an actress, businesswoman and now a mother, Eva understands the power of transformation that is at the heart of our new approach to beauty. Eva’s warmth and approachability will help us share this incredible story with women around the world.”

“Since my teenage years, I have always admired Estée Lauder, the woman and the brand,” said Mendes. “I’m excited to represent New Dimension skincare because I can relate personally to what it stands for – the power we have as women to take control and transform our own beauty.”

Here is an excerpt from the Estee Lauder Site:

“I’ve always loved how I could transform myself by just highlighting a certain area and playing down another area. It’s probably what was attractive to me about becoming an actress—the art of transformation.” Mendes is a pro at getting into character for a new role, and has shaved her eyebrows and even gone blonde to bring a certain level of authenticity to her projects. (“I’m an awful blonde!” she insists). It’s a skill that has served the 41-year-old well as she undergoes the personal transformation of becoming a new mom.

“My baby just started sleeping through the night so I have little more time for my beauty ritual,” she reveals of her daily routine that includes our New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum and New Dimension Expert Tape, new-to-market skincare products that firm, tone and tighten the look of skin for enhanced visible definition, density—and confidence-induced perspective. “My face is changing,” admits Mendes. “And I want to be able to embrace that process.” Here, the products’ ambassador provides her own angle on the important stuff—that being deep dish pizza and the luxury of sleeping in.

Paper Or Plastic? 15 Celebs Who Went From Customer Service To Hollywood

April 14th, 2015 - By Desiree Bowie
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Before all the TV shows, movies, commercials, and endorsement deals came through, some Hollywood celebs had to wake up in the morning and get their customer service on like the rest of us. With jobs ranging from a Burger King cashier to a singing waitress on a cruise ship, these stars have paid their dues. Check out 15 celebs who went from being sales associates and food service workers to becoming Hollywood stars.

Eva Mendes is Giving Marital Advice?: Says Sweatpants Cause Divorce

March 20th, 2015 - By Rich
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I’m all for women strengthening women and providing advice…but sometimes, folks really need to stay in their lane. Eva Mendes is getting some side eyes and laughs for her recent comments about marriage.

“Ladies, number one cause of divorce in America, sweatpants, no!” declares the new mom.

Pulling a Golden Brooks from Hollywood Divas, I did my best to hold my judgement until after I checked her credits. As I expected, she’s not married.


Now of course you don’t have to be married to have an opinion about what makes one last. Coming up on my third wedding anniversary (my guy and I have been together for seven years total), I love speaking with women from different walks of life about love, commitment and what it takes to make a relationship work. In most cases, the best advice I receive are from married and divorced women. The emphasis here is on the fact that they are or were once married.

“Did she bump her head after delivery and think having someone’s baby automatically made her a wife?” snapped one of my friends.

“Why do you care about what this woman says?” questioned my husband. “I love you regardless of what you wear. Is she even married?”

Marriage isn’t for everyone, but how are you going to speak on a topic you have no experience with–or where your resume falls short? And if you really think sweatpants are the number one cause of divorce, how come all of your outward efforts to keep things sexy in your relationship hasn’t made you Mrs. Ryan Gosling? Perhaps Eva should ask some of her married friends what’s their secret instead of assuming she has the answers.

While I do agree folks need to many an effort for their partner, that goes for the wife and the husband. I’m personally not into designer labels, but do try to keep myself looking nice for myself and my man. Seeing as I work from home, I don’t really dress up during the day, but do have casual outfits that look nice. I personally don’t see anything wrong with sweatpants and don’t think they are the downfall of a marriage. If Eva was married, perhaps she would understand it’s about the commitment and not the sexy outfits in your closet. Many marriages fail because they don’t have the proper foundation–and I’m not talking about the kind you put on your face.

Every marriage is different and has their own priorities. I could and can satisfy my man in a pair of sweats with my hair tied up. Aside for the love I have for him, I keep my husband quite happy with multiple home-cooked meals throughout the week and some nooky whenever we both have energy after keeping our 14 month old entertained. While I believe I have a healthy marriage, I can’t blanket all unions together. I will however repeat some funny advice I received before our nuptials: “a man is happy when his stomach is full, and his balls are light.” It kinda makes sense.

The bottom line is if Eva really thinks sweatpants and outward appearances are the downfall to a marriage, she might want to focus on her priorities instead of giving advice on a topic she’s obviously clueless about.

Update: Since her comments in the interview, Mendes took to her Instagram to post her “favorite pair of sweatpants” along with an apology for the misunderstanding. Some would consider this backtracking but hey, if you put things out there these days, it’s bound to get a response. What’s interesting however is her interview in the April issue of Women’s Health Magazine. When asked for advice on parenting, the star replied, “I don’t feel like I earned the right.” Now isn’t that ironic because she has a daughter which would make sense for her to comment about something she knows, something that’s her life.

Still Hot: Actress Eva Mendes On Being A New Mom At 40

November 27th, 2014 - By Kweli Wright
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Eva Mendes gave her first post-baby interview. The actress talked to her longtime friend Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey, of Violet Grey, about life as a new mother, her beauty regime, and about her clothing collection for New York & Company…

Eva Mendes is habit-forming. Once you place her in front of a camera, you’ll want to do it again. The Cuban-born actress has captivated renowned photographers like Mario Testino, Steven Klein and Ellen von Unwerth as well as visionary filmmakers like Robert Rodriguez, Werner Herzog and Larry David.
In person, Mendes is elusive and cool, tough yet quietly vulnerable — in short, she’s the type of woman you can’t help but fall a little bit in love with. Unfortunately however, the competition is about as tough as it gets. She has been with actor Ryan Gosling for years, but in true Eva fashion, she won’t disclose how long they have really been together. Thus, it wasn’t surprising to learn they welcomed a daughter, Esmeralda Amada, in September. “I’m completely exhausted,” admits Mendes of becoming a first-time mom at 40. “I thought my wild nights were over but these are some of the wildest nights I’ve ever had.”

E.M.:[Laughs.] I think I’m just exhausted as a new mom. Maybe you’re mistaking that for being calm.


E.M.: I’m doing it without a nanny for now but I’m open to the idea of having a nanny in the future. Esmeralda has two amazing grandmothers and incredible aunties who come over and really help me. But as far as a nanny or a night nurse, for me that part of being a mother at this early stage is the struggle of not being able to sleep and not knowing what I’m doing and really going through it with her and battling out those nights.


E.M.: Constantly.

E.M.: We actually did. We were really excited about naming her.


E.M.: We both love the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame and just think it’s a beautiful name. Her middle name is Amada, which was my grandmother’s name. It means “beloved” in Spanish.

In the editorial accompanying the interview, Eva is captured in one of her own designs for New York and Company.

The actress revealed to Grey, “I love a waist. I love a beautiful dress. When I am designing with my partners I try to think about the woman I’m designing for, where she’s going, what her life is like. That’s why I don’t design jeans or many pants. I think the easiest way to make a woman look beautiful is to put her in a dress that fits her properly.”


In the editorial accompanying the interview, Eva is captured in one of her own designs for New York and Company.

The actress revealed to Grey, “I love a waist. I love a beautiful dress. When I am designing with my partners I try to think about the woman I’m designing for, where she’s going, what her life is like. That’s why I don’t design jeans or many pants. I think the easiest way to make a woman look beautiful is to put her in a dress that fits her properly.”

Eva is wearing the Coral Clusters Maria Dress from her holiday collection, available for purchase and online the first week of December. The dress is priced at $100. New York and Company celebrated the one year anniversary of Eva’s collection for the retailer this past September.


Read the full interview here.

Livin’ Large! 10 Celebs Who Are Selling Their Extravagant Homes

March 19th, 2014 - By Kimberly Gedeon
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Maybe it’s too big? Or perhaps they want something new? Who knows! But for some reason or another, a slew of celebrities are currently selling their lavish homes as they eye new digs that are more befitting of their needs.

In any case, the wealthy elite can’t wait to get their hands on these luxury estates — they can easily impress their snooty rich colleagues by adding “Hey guess what? [Insert impressive name] lived here!” Let’s take a look at the lavish celebrity homes that are currently up for grabs.

They’d Rather Go Nakey: Celebrities We’re Surprised Posed For PETA

August 6th, 2013 - By M A
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Nothing makes us happier than seeing celebrities who are willing to give their time and resources to a worthy cause. But we’d be lying if we said we weren’t surprised when these celebrities came out in such fervent support of animal rights. And trust us, it wasn’t just their time and resources they were willing to put out there. From the cute to the downright hot and steamy, we take a look at PETA’s 14 most surprising ads.

You Ain’t Going Nowhere! Crazy Ways Celebrities Keep Their Boo Thangs on Lock

May 28th, 2013 - By Meg Butler
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Dating in Hollywood is hard ya’ll, and sometimes celebrity women have to go that extra mile to keep a good man at home. While the rest of us are wasting time cooking, cleaning and breaking him off, these chicks are handing out checks, razor blades and free all access passes to all the groupies their men can stand. Here are some of the most drastic ways the rich and famous are rumored to have tried to keep their boos from straying.

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Britney must be getting her dating tips from Love and Hip Hop. She keeps her side pieces in line with a pay check. She hired her new man David Lucado to be her personal assistant. A friend of the couple told Star magazine, “She’ll offer him a sweet deal so he’ll feel obligated to stick around.”

When’s The Baby Carriage Coming?! Celebrity Couples We Can’t Wait To Have Children

January 8th, 2013 - By M A
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Most celebs are some good-looking folks. And while we enjoy their brand of attractive for as long as they’re in the spotlight, who is going to carry on that beautiful tradition in the years to come? Babies, babies and more babies. With news of some of Hollywood’s most attractive people hopping on the baby train in 2013, we decided to take a look at 15 wildly pretty couples who we can’t wait to bring a little one into the world. And no we’re not trying to perpetuate the whole baby mama/baby daddy phenomenon that’s going on, we’re just saying these folks will have some cute babes worth talking about whether they decide to put marriage before the carriage or not.

Lady Luck: 15 Actresses Who Hit The Jackpot With Their Leading Men

November 28th, 2012 - By M A
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Some women have all the luck. If it’s not enough that they’re world famous actresses, they have also scored big-time in the leading man department. No nerdy, unfortunate costars for these stunners. So due partly because we’re incredibly impressed by their choice of projects and partly because we are crazy jealous of their penchant for scoring some truly amazing eye candy, we salute 15 lovely, talented ladies whose string of costars have left us weak in the knees.