How Eva Mendes' Life Has Changed Since Becoming a Mom: "I Don’t Think You Could Ever Be Prepared"

Actress spoke to E! News ahead of her Eva Mendes x New York and Company Runway Show

By McKenna Aiello Sep 07, 2016 5:55 PMTags
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Eva Mendes is loving the mommy life.

E! News caught up with the actress ahead of her Eva Mendes x New York and Company Runway Show, where she dished on the most exciting aspects of motherhood. Mendes most recently welcomed her second bundle of joy with Ryan Gosling in April of this year, a little girl named Amada Lee. The longtime couple are also parents to their 2-year-old daughter, Esmeralda

"I don't think you could ever be prepared," the 42-year-old tells us of stepping in to her latest role. "A lot of people are warning me, and I'm like, ‘Well, maybe she won't go through that. Maybe she's the one that doesn't go through it.' But it's exciting; I'm looking forward to it."

And even though her youngest is only 4-months-old, who she calls "an angel," Eva says she already has a personality of her own. "They definitely come with their own stuff and it's pretty great. I feel like my job is just to get out of their way, and protect them, but let them be who they are," Mendes added. 

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As for how her personal style has evolved amid changing diapers and play dates, Eva says her focus is now solely on comfort. 

"I think basically the bar is just lower," the bombshell star admits. "If I even get dressed today it's an accomplishment. I really do think that in a way that is true for me. It's just about speed now. What can I get into the fastest? What am I going to feel secure in?"

Unlike many celebs who make diet and exercise a priority after having a baby, Eva says, "I'm in no rush to go back to my size. I'm having a good ‘ol time taking advantage of the post-pregnancy thing. As long as I fit in it and feel alright and it doesn't have baby vomit, I think I'm pretty good."

From the looks of it, Eva is more than just pretty good. 

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