Hey girl, have you heard that Ryan Gosling had another baby? The actor recently welcomed his second daughter, Amada, with his wife, Eva Mendes, and their older daughter, Esmeralda. And just in case you didn't already love him enough, Ryan Gosling's best parenting quotes prove that he's not only a loving dad, but a funny one, too! Gosling doesn't talk about his personal life too much, which is bad for fans, but great for his kids. In fact, nobody even knew Mendes was pregnant until a couple of weeks before Amada was born, and Esmeralda, now close to two years old, still hasn't been seen in public.
The actors have clearly gone to great lengths to protect their children's privacy and ensure that they'll grow up as normal as possible, which is growing increasingly hard to manage for celebs today. But every now and then, an interviewer gets Gosling to open up about parenting – just a little – but it's enough to show fans that he's just as awesome as those memes make him out to be. Gosling is devoted to all three of his girls, and has a great sense of humor about his family. Here's hoping he'll open up a little more in the future.
"You've got to be careful when you're trying to teach your kid what a reasonable amount of vengeance is," the actor told Ellen Degeneres, according to Entertainment Tonight. It seems a local hooligan has been defacing Esmeralda's chalk art and replacing it with their own tags. Gosling set his daughter straight: "'They're disrespecting your mother. Because, she gave you this name and they're erasing it.' So the only way to really get back at them is to erase their name. And not disrespect their mother, but definitely put her on notice. Because I think she's the chalk supplier."
On Being Outnumbered
When asked by Good Morning America's Amy Robach what it's like being the only man in the house, Gosling told her, "It's heaven. It's like walking through a field of flowers every day. I live with angels." Even though two of those three "women" are still in diapers? I feel like he might be exaggerating a bit.
On Parenthood's Relative Difficulty
"It's not rocket science," Gosling told Hello! magazine. Hmm. Well, that's true, I suppose. And I also suppose that we can cut him a little slack considering the fact that he said this when his first child was just over a year old. Heck, she might not even have been walking yet. We'll ask him again when she's old enough to scream, "I hate you, Dad!" shall we?
On How Esmeralda Changed Him
On the AFI red carpet, Gosling called the birth of his first daughter "The best thing that's ever happened to me," then corrected himself: "That's an understatement." Adorable. And now that she has a little sister, I'm guessing he'd amend that to a tie between their two birthdays. Keep being an awesome dad, Ryan, even if you only do it behind closed doors.