Eva Mendes Shares Rare Insight Into Her and Ryan Gosling's Kids' “Summer of Boredom”

Eva Mendes recently opened up about how her and Ryan Goslings’ daughters are keeping her busy during their summer vacation.

By Hayley Santaflorentina Jul 06, 2023 9:48 PMTags
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For Eva Mendes, this summer isn't turning out exactly how she'd planned.

The Hitch actress recently shared that despite her plans for an "easy" summer, her and Ryan Gosling's daughters Esmeralda, 8, and Amada, 7, had other ideas. 

"So this summer was supposed to be easy," Eva said on her July 5 Instagram Story, "I was like, 'Bring boredom back.'"

She continued, "But you know things happen, and the kids want to do certain classes and things. So now I am just a chauffeur. A chauffeur, a water girl. It's hot, so I bring them water."

And in addition to those unexpected roles, the 2 Fast 2 Furious star added that she's also become "a wiper-downer" when her two girls become "sweaty all over each other."

So with her relaxing summer plans gone out the window, Eva finished with, "I just wanted to say that this summer of boredom that I had planned, turned." 

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes: Romance Rewind

Eva and Ryan, who first met on the set of 2012's The Place Beyond the Pines, welcomed Esmeralda and Amada in 2014 and 2016, respectively.


And while the longtime couple are largely private about their family life, Ryan recently opened up about how he reacted to learning he was going to be a dad.

"Eva said she was pregnant," he told GQ in an interview published May 31. "I would never want to go back, you know? I'm glad I didn't have control over my destiny in that way, because it was so much better than I ever had dreamed for myself."

The Barbie star also revealed that it wasn't until meeting Eva that he realized he wanted to have kids. 

"I mean, it's true that I wasn't thinking about kids before I met her, but after I met Eva, I realized that I just didn't want to have kids without her," Ryan explained. "And there were moments on The Place Beyond the Pines where we were pretending to be a family, and I didn't really want it to be pretend anymore. I realized that this would be a life I would be really lucky to have."

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