Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are regarded as Hollywood’s most private couple, owing to the fact that they have been together for over a decade and keep much of their personal lives extremely private.
Mendes and Gosling first met on the set of “The Place Beyond the Pines” in 2011, where they played a couple with an infant son.
Their on-screen chemistry seemed to bleed into their off-screen lives, and the two have been together ever since. Esmeralda, the couple’s first daughter, was born in 2014, and Amada, their second daughter, was born in 2016.
Even though Mendes and Gosling occasionally share details about their relationship, they have both been very private about their children, especially when it comes to showing them off on social media.
“My man and my children are private,” Mendes once told an Instagram fan.
Still, the two talk about what it’s like to be parents to their two daughters, and how they try to give their children as normal a life as possible.
Here are the seven strict rules Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes impose on their children.
- They want to teach their daughters that “gender-specific roles” do not exist.
Mendes spoke with Forbes about parenting with Gosling and the lessons they both want to teach their daughters.
“Hopefully it’s showing my girls that there are no gender roles that one must take on and that we are partners in this and that we’re all partners in this, not just Ryan and I, but our children as well,” Mendes said.
- Ryan is first and foremost a father.
According to the Daily Mail, Gosling values being a father to his children above all else.
“I’m a dad first and foremost, and part of the reason for doing the film [The Gray Man] was to give us the opportunity to go to these interesting places and be there with my kids,” he explained.
- They are both active parents.
According to a source, Gosling and Mendes were both extremely hands-on with their children during the pandemic.
“They’re hands-on parents with no nannies,” the source said. “It’s exhausting at times to be confined to their home with two small children, especially without hired help.”
Eva has structured her entire routine and career to prioritise family first, then work.”
- Eva wants to inject some ‘boredom’ into her children’s summer.
Mendes joked in a 2022 interview with Access, via Hello magazine, that she wants to add some “boredom” to her kids’ summer plans.
“Summers that I remember loving as a kid were when I was doing nothing, right? “I grew up in Los Angeles, so we’d just be bored, and then there’d be the heat,” she continued, adding that the boredom made her “miss.” “being a student
- They give their children their undivided attention.
In a February 2021 Instagram post, Mendes offered support to other parents who were struggling to raise their children during the ongoing pandemic.
Mendes, according to E! News, posted a photo of herself wearing a grey robe with the caption, “Full on Mom mode.”
“These days, my kids have my undivided attention,” she continued. “It’s difficult, to be sure, but they need me now more than ever.”
- They do not share pictures of their children on social media.
Mendes explained why she doesn’t share photos of her daughters on social media, according to People.
“When it comes to my man and my kids, I have always had a clear boundary,” she wrote on Instagram. “Of course, I’ll talk about them, but I won’t post pictures of our daily lives.”
“I don’t have their consent because my children are still so young and don’t understand what posting their image really means,” Mendes added. “And I’m not going to post their picture until they’re old enough to give me permission.”
- They encourage their children to be unique individuals.
Mendes revealed to People that her two daughters are already developing their own personalities.
“They’re already their own women. And it’s a joy to watch,” Mendes said in a 2020 interview. “I feel like it’s my responsibility to get out of their way.”
“”Of course, to protect them, but also to let them be who they want to be,” she continued. “I try not to give too much of my opinion on what they like.”
“My 5-year-old cut the foot part of her socks off, and she likes to wear socks as sleeves.” And the other day she wore her underwear as a hat, which I thought was amazing. That is something I wish I could do. I can’t.”