Eva Mendes steps out for first appearance since giving birth

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are a notoriously private couple, so it's no surprise that the actors kept news of their second baby under wraps until a month before Eva gave birth in late April. Now, the mother of two has stepped out for her first public appearance since welcoming Amada Lee Gosling, looking her ever-radiant self and beaming with joy.

The 42-year-old was photographed in a blue floral-printed dress with her golden chestnut locks in soft waves. Eva posed with guests as they toasted her beauty line, CIRCA, which launched in 2015 and is sold exclusively at Walgreens. The Lost River star is the brand's creative director.

Eva and her Canadian beau generally keep a low profile when it comes to their family and private lives, but Ryan has been touting the joys of fatherhood while promoting The Nice Guys.

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"It's heaven," he told Good Morning America. "It's like walking through a field of flowers every day. I live with angels. It's a ray of sunshine in a dark time, honestly."

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are the proud parents of two daughters. Photo: © Getty Images

The proud dad was also keen to praise the couple's first-born, 20-month-old Esmeralda. "It's now exciting to just spend a day at home with my daughter," he told Hello!. "[Esmeralda] has a ferocious mind, so it takes a lot of energy to keep up with her, but it's exciting because she's so fascinated by everything!"

And though Eva hasn't spoken about the newest addition to her family, the NY and Company designer told InStyle last year that motherhood is her first priority. “I’m a very hands-on mom; I don’t have a nanny. No matter how tired I am, I just do it.”

She's also been vocal about the pressure placed on women to regain their pre-baby bodies after giving birth. “I feel like we can be really hard on each other,” she said on The Wendy Williams Show. “The whole term ‘bounce back after pregnancy’ – I don’t like that terminology.

"I just feel like we as women need to support each other and however long it takes.”

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