40-year-old Ryan Gosling and 47-year-old Eva Mendes are one of the most closed Hollywood couples. They rarely appear in public and prefer time with their family to social outings. The couple has two daughters: seven-year-old Esmeralda and five-year-old Amada. After the birth of the children, Eva focused on their upbringing, taking a break from her acting career.
The couple rarely talks about their personal life, but in a recent interview with GQ, the actor opened up about his family. He told how he and Eva coped with raising their daughters during quarantine. According to him, it was not easy.
Our children are small, so it was hard for them to be separated from other children and family. So we did our best to entertain them. I think we've done more in quarantine than in our entire career,
He added that they read bedtime stories to children in different voices, and it took a lot of time.
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling met in 2011 on the set of the movie "A Place under the Pines". After the birth of her first daughter, Eva gave her lover a watch, which was a very symbolic gift for him.
The brand didn't matter. The symbol was important. It meant that now my life had started a new countdown,
— he said.
Over the years, the couple has made a lot of efforts to keep their family life away from prying eyes: they have never posted photos of their daughters on social networks. Eva explained that she would not do this until the children were old enough to give their consent.I've always had a clear boundary when it came to my man and my children. Of course I will talk about them, but I won't post pictures of our daily lives. My children are still so young and do not understand what the publication of their image really means, I do not have their consent to this. And I will not publish their images until they are old enough to give me their consent,
— she explained.