Eva Mendes reveals why she didn’t attend the Oscars with Ryan Gosling

By hola.com

Throughout the recent awards season, nominee Ryan Goslingwent solo on the red carpet, leaving many fans asking, "Where is Eva Mendes?

Now in an interview with Shape magazine, the mom-of-two revealed why she decided to stay out of the spotlight. “What people don't know about me is that I love being home," the 43-year-old confessed. "Instead of hitting the red carpet, I'd rather be with our girls."

TAP TO VIEW GALLERYEva admitted that she likes to stay at home with her and Ryan's daughters. Photo: © Arthur Belebeau/SHAPE magazine

Ryan, 36, and Eva share daughters Esmeralda, two, and Amada, 11-months. The notoriously private couple secretly welcomed their second child together last spring. The actress admitted to the magazine, "In some ways, it's been more challenging to get back in shape after my second daughter.” She added, ”Yet it's not as hard as I thought it would be, because I'm always running around with the kids. I never sit down -- I'm on the move all day. And I don’t keep junk food at home anymore, because I’m trying to set a good example."

Photo: © Arthur Belebeau/SHAPE magazine

While Eva wasn’t to present to witness her longtime love’s first Golden Globe win in January, the La La Land actor gave the mother of his children a sweet shoutout in his acceptance speech. “You don’t get to be up here without standing on the shoulders of a mountain of people,” the Golden Globe winner said.

The actress did not accompany her partner on the red carpet during the 2017 awards season

“And there’s just no time to thank everyone I just would like to try and thank one person properly and say that while I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one of the best experiences I’ve ever had on a film, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer,” Ryan continued. “If she hadn’t taken all that on so that I could have this experience, would surely be someone else up here other than me to today. Sweetheart, thank you.”

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