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Luke Combs' 2 Kids: All About Tex and Beau

by Tasha Mayberry


Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are enjoying life as partners and parents as they raise their kids together. The couple — who have been together since 2011 — first met while filming The Place Beyond the Pines and have since welcomed two children: daughters Esmeralda Amada, 9, and Amada Lee, 8. After playing a pretend family with Mendes in the 2012 film, Gosling realized he wanted to start a family of his own with the actress. “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,” The Notebook star told GQ in 2023, adding, “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.” Gosling and Mendes stay fairly tight-lipped about their personal lives, especially regarding their daughters.

Esmeralda Amada Gosling, 9

Gosling and Mendes’ first child, Esmeralda Amada, was born in Santa Monica, California, on September 12, 2014. The couple kept news of their pregnancy a secret for as long as possible, with a source telling that Mendes “just hasn’t ever wanted anyone beyond her close friends and family knowing more than they had to. And Ryan is certainly private and always has been.” When Esmeralda was born, it was love at first sight for the new parents. “Ryan is madly in love with the baby,” an insider told at the time. “[Mendes is] absolutely in heaven being a mom.

She’s never been happier … She and Ryan are just in awe of this beautiful person they created. It’s a really special time for them. Mendes also stepped away from acting temporarily to be a stay-at-home mom, a role she described as “way harder” than her acting career. are so sweet — they really try to warn you, prep you, when you’re pregnant, but nobody can prep you.

Nobody,” she said. While Mendes took a break to focus on family, Gosling still went to work — and it paid off. A few years after becoming a father, Gosling won a Golden Globe for his performance in La La Land and thanked his partner and daughters in his acceptance speech. “While I was singing and dancing and playing piano … my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer,” he said. “Sweetheart, thank you. To my daughters, Amada and Esmeralda, I love you.

Amada Lee Gosling, 8

It wasn’t until one month before Mendes gave birth to her second child that the public caught wind that she was expecting. Mendes and Gosling welcomed their second daughter, Amada Lee, on April 29, 2016. Amada is named after Mendes’ grandmother; the moniker also means “beloved” in Spanish. According to Mendes, she and Gosling have the same parenting style: “controlling.

I think what the term is — we’re always laughing at these terms — I think we would be ‘bulldozing parents,'” she said on The Kelly Clarkson Show when Amada was 3 years old.We have to be on top of them every second … The stakes are really high, so yeah, I’m a helicopter parent. And then I heard the bulldozing and I’m like, ‘Ooh, yeah, I’m probably a bulldozing parent too.'” Mendes has also shared that she finds her kids “inspiring” because of their freedom and creativity. “They’ll just be like, ‘Can I wear socks on my hands today?’ ” she told in 2019.

“And I’m like, ‘Yes, of course you can wear socks on your hands today.’ So we make that happen. Or they’ll get a Halloween costume that we have hanging out and they’ll wear that with pajama pants and a headband, and it’s so cool,” she added. “It’s just such a freedom.” Both Gosling and Mendes’ daughters were young when the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, and keeping the girls home in quarantine was a challenge they shared with parents everywhere.

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes' Relationship Timeline

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are one of Hollywood’s rarest types of A-list couples: They’ve been together for more than a decade, but they’re also deliberately private. The pair have been linked since filming The Place Beyond the Pines in 2011 when they played a couple with an infant son. Their on-screen chemistry translated to their personal lives when, shortly after filming wrapped, the two were spotted getting cozy at Disneyland and sharing a romantic kiss in Paris.

Mendes and Gosling welcomed their first child, daughter Esmeralda, in 2014, followed by a second daughter, Amada, in 2016. While the actors have become more open about their relationship in recent years, they’re still reluctant to reveal too much about their family life. “My man and my kids are private,” Mendes wrote on Instagram in 2020. From meeting on set to raising their two daughters together, here’s the complete timeline of Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling’s relationship.