Eva Mendes Opens Up About Raising Baby Esmeralda With Ryan Gosling: Watch Now

Cuban-American actress joins the Today show to celebrate Latina culture in America

By Peanut Alvarez-Mena Oct 09, 2015 7:19 PMTags

Hey girl, he's even more perfect than we thought. As if he weren't already flawless, now we know Ryan Gosling changes his baby's diapers too and we're swooning over it.

Although Eva Mendes still doesn't want her 1-year-old daughter Esmeralda being photographed for the public eye, she opened up a little more about the adventures of motherhood and raising her baby with the Crazy, Stupid, Love actor on the Today show this morning.

When asked if Ryan helped out changing diapers and babysitting, the actress answered: "That's a given these days; I don't think that's a plus anymore. It better not be, fathers out there."

The Hitch actress left baby Esmeralda for the third time ever today to sit down with Natalie Morales for Today's Viva series celebrating Latin culture in America. The Cuban-American opened up about her heritage, new clothing line, and what it has been like balancing a career with motherhood.

"I love being an example to somebody," says the 41-year-old. "She's my moral compass in a sense; it's beautiful to be an example for her."

Eva says motherhood is plenty of enjoyment for her right now, so she plans to take a little break from Hollywood to enjoy quality time with her baby girl. Some quality time with her baby's heartthrob daddy couldn't hurt either...

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