Eva Mendes has shared some funny and relatable details about the challenges of family life during lockdown with partner Ryan Gosling.
The actress and entrepreneur – who prefers to keep her home life private and avoids posting images of her children on social media – has two daughters with Gosling, Esmeralda, 6, and Amada, 4.
“Sometimes it feels like we are running some kind of bed-and-breakfast with very drunk and aggressive guests,” Mendes joked to The Sydney Morning Herald. “We really do feel like we are working in a hotel, and the guests are angry and bossy and demand food brought to them. And by the time they go to sleep, we’re left to just clean up and talk about how they’ve treated us that day!”
She continued: “When we feel like we’re just ‘in it’, like all parents do during these times, we remind ourselves that these are the good times, because we’re all together and we’re all safe right now.”
The Training Day star – who has been announced as the McHappy Day ambassador for Australia’s Ronald McDonald House Charities – took a step back from acting when she welcomed her two daughters, but says her “ambition is coming back”.
“I feel like, as far as my ambition, it didn’t go away, it just shifted onto the children,” she explained. “I applaud and look up to those women who can do it all, but I’m not one of them – and, thankfully, I have a choice not to work and I realise how fortunate I am that it’s even a choice.
“I’ve been so happy to be able to incubate with my babies, but now they are four and six, I’m starting to feel like my ambition is coming back.”
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Mendes and Gosling have been together since 2011 after co-starring in The Place Beyond The Pines, and reportedly married in 2018.
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