Why Eva Mendes opens a window into her non-public world
“I want to try to really thank someone and say that while singing and dancing and playing the piano I had one of the best experiences I have ever had in a movie,” Gosling said in January 2017 when he heard his Golden Globe for Accepted Leading Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film for La La Land: “My wife raised our daughter, pregnant with our second, and tried to help her brother fight cancer.
“If she hadn’t taken over all of this so that I could have this experience, it would certainly be someone else up here today than me – well,” he looked attentively into the camera, “honey, thank you. To my daughters, Amada and Esmeralda, I love you. “(And then he dedicated his award to the memory of Eva’s brother, Juan Carlos Mendeswho died in April 2016, 12 days before Amada’s birth.)
Right now that was an unprecedented look behind closed doors from Gosling, who has usually preferred to literally talk about something other than personal life in interviews since being with Mendes. When asked about Christmas presents for Mendes and the kids on Ellen in 2016, Gosling charmingly said he wanted to get a new Roomba to help his existing Roomba because he felt so bad that the first one kept cleaning tirelessly.
So, for the most part, you can be sure that your love story will remain all your own.