​Eva Mendes joins Instagram: See the first cute photo!

Fans can only hope that new mom Eva Mendes will share snaps of three-month-old Esmeralda now that she’s officially joined Instagram. For her first post, the Hollywood actress shared a super-cute “throwback Thursday” photo, which shows the star at age three wearing an adorable pink outfit complete with a bandana and cowboy boots.

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She captioned the snap: “Taking to Instagram to keep you posted on my clothing line for @nyandcompany and CIRCA Beauty (@realcircabeauty), a cosmetics line I have coming out at Walgreens. I thought this picture might be a good way to start. 38 years later and still holding strong on the head wrap comeback. X.”

The Miami native, who welcomed daughter Esmeralda with boyfriend Ryan Gosling this past September, is relishing her new role as a mom, telling Violet Grey that she opted not to hire a nanny because, “Part of being a mother at this early stage is the struggle of not being able to sleep, and not knowing what I'm doing, and really going through it with her and battling out those nights."

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Though she’s been keeping a low profile since giving birth, the star is reportedly taking a break from acting to concentrate on her fashion and beauty endeavours – specifically her Eva Mendes Collection for New York & Company and her own beauty line, Real Circa Beauty.

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Last week, the brunette beauty and her Canadian beau brought baby along for a date at the roller rink, as they celebrated the actress’ 41st birthday on March 5.

Ryan, 34, and Eva are a famously private pair and have kept their daughter far from prying eyes since birth, though Ellen jokingly shared the “first photo” of their baby late last year – a hilarious composite image of the couple.

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