This past month, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes welcomed their baby girl; the couple named her Esmerelda Amada. Eva admits it has been a big adjustment, telling digital magazine ‘Violet Grey’ she’s completely exhausted during her first photo shoot since giving birth.
Although Eva remains tight-lipped about her relationship, the Place Beyond the Pines actress is open about why the couple named their daughter Esmeralda Amada.
Mendes revealed in the interview with Violet Grey that both she and Ryan love the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel, ‘The Hunchback of Norte Dame’ and consider it a beautiful name. Amada was the name of Eva’s grandmother and it means ‘beloved’ in Spanish.
Juan Carlos Mendes, Mendes’ brother, gave the Mirror some details on just how Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are doing as new parents. He shared they’re great parents, and Ryan is going to be a great father. He called him ‘down-to-earth’ and a ‘nice guy’.
Juan said he has held the baby, and the whole family was there in the hospital. They’re a tight family and Ryan’s family is the same way – quite supportive.
Sources do not say much else about what else Gosling has cooked up. Even though he remains in top demand, it looks like he’s going to take some time off for his most important role – being a father. Ryan’s family is now his first priority according to a source. He has accomplished everything work-wise.
Eva also disclosed that she has a wonderful support system, even outside Ryan’s family, that she does not need to hire a nanny. Esmeralda has two aunties and grandmothers who come over to help her. But as far as a night nurse or a nanny is concerned, for her that part of being a mother at this stage is the struggle of not knowing what she’s doing or not being able to sleep and battling out those nights.
Given that neither Ryan nor Eva has raised an infant before, Mendes relies on internet comment boards to get moral support. She goes to babycenter.com to read the comments of other mothers. Knowing she is not the only mother out there and others have gone through the same thing gets her through the nights.
Media outlets still don’t know what Eva and Ryan’s daughter looks like. It’s unlikely that an image will appear before she starts walking. The couple remains very secretive and if they managed to hide Eva’s pregnancy for months, they should have no problem hiding a baby.