The proud mother opened up about the couple’s two month old daughter to a digital magazine, revealing why they decided to name their daughter Esmeralda Amada.
“We were really excited about naming her. 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 is Amada, which was my grandmother’s name. It means beloved in Spanish.” explained a beaming Eva Mendes.
As for motherhood, Eva Mendes says that it’s been pretty eye-opening. “People always told me that [it was tough]. But I’ve learned that it’s way harder to be a baby. Everything is a struggle for her. For instance, I haven’t thrown up since the ‘90s and she’s thrown up twice since we started this interview. Motherhood is cake compared to what it’s like to be a baby.” she added with a smile.
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling, who have been dating since September of 2011, made an effort to keep their baby news under wraps after realizing that fame was probably going to have a big effect on their child.
“Whether we like it or not, privacy is going to be very difficult for Esmeralda. I think it’s unfair but that’s our reality. So Ryan and I decided early on to give her as much privacy as we could. And my pregnancy was the first opportunity to give her that. It’s such an intimate time for the mother, too. I know that it seems all very innocuous when you’re flipping through a tabloid at the doctor’s office or see a photo of a pregnant lady online, but I find the media’s bump watch obsession to be both intrusive and stressful. So I made a decision to eject myself from it completely.” says Eva Mandes who is busy managing her bundle of joy.
Here’s wishing both the parents all the best and their princess a healthy life.
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling kept their baby news a secret up until the very end of her pregnancy, but it appears the parents are bending their privacy...2.0