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Eva Mendes’ Quotes About Motherhood Reveal She & Ryan Gosling Love Being Parents

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There's no doubt Eva Mendes is a protective mother. She and Ryan Gosling have two kids together, but fans have trouble learning about their clan. Eva Mendes' quotes about motherhood reveal that she's devoted to her daughters, even if she's careful never to reveal too much about their family.

Gosling and Mendes are a Hollywood It couple, but they rarely embrace the label; instead of giving in to pressure for detail, the two mostly stay mum about their lives together. When Mendes got pregnant the first time, the public didn't find out for nearly seven months, Vanity Fair reported. The press only found out that Mendes gave birth to her second baby after TMZ published what is believed to be the birth certificate. Esmeralda Amada came into the world in September 2014, and Amada Lee was reportedly born in April 2016. Mendes mostly keeps quiet about her kids, but she has let fans in on a few details. During an interview with Latina magazine, Mendes revealed that her standards for a good day as the mom of a newborn aren't too high, E! News reported:

The same was true when she first became a mom; on Ellen, she basically summarized what it's like to be a new mom:

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AVENTURA, FL - JULY 25: Eva Mendes launches Estee Lauder New Dimension Skincare at Nordstrom Aventura on July 25, 2015 in Aventura, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Estee Lauder)

In Mendes' interview with Violet Grey, the actor revealed that she's trying to keep child care in the family:

Keeping the connection to family is important to Mendes. Mendes' daughter's names even have a sentimental meaning, according to Marie Claire:

The Mendes family may all be a part of the children's lives, but Mendes benefits particularly from the support of her mom. In an interview with Extra, Mendes revealed that becoming a mother herself gave her much more respect for her own mom:

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 18: Actress Eva Mendes and New York & Company launch the Eva Mendes for NY&C Spring 2014 collection with a pop-up shop at The Beverly Center on March 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for New York & Company)

In the Mendes family, heritage is important. Mendes' Latina magazine interview revealed that she cares deeply about ensuring her girls have a proper introduction to their culture:

Fans of Gosling and Mendes would love to see an Instagram feed filled with family pics, but that likely won't be happening. After having her first baby, Mendes told Violet Grey that privacy is essential:

Gosling and Mendes may be two of the coolest parents on Earth, but they're not flaunting it. Instead, they've created a home life that seems to live in an almost entirely separate realm from their public lives, and that's just the way they like it.