She seems to be not very busy with projects for the big screen, but Eva Mendes still has a lot on her plate currently. The 43-year-old actress is juggling parenting her two children with “La la land” star Ryan Gosling, keeping herself healthy, and promoting her fashion line. However, the actress revealed that home is her priority.
“What people don’t know about me is that I love being home. Instead of hitting the red carpet, I’d rather be with our girls,” Mendes told Shape for its April cover.
Mendes and Gosling are parents of two girls: Esmeralda Amada, 2, and Amada Lee, 11 months. They began dating in 2011 after co-starring in the movie, “The Place Beyond the Pines.”
According to the “2 Fast 2 Furious” star, getting back in shape was a challenge after she delivered her second daughter. She started losing her baby weight by staying active, such as by playing around with her kids and by doing her routine exercises.
“I’m always running around with the kids. I never sit down I’m on the move all day,” Mendes stated. “Working out allows me to spend time on myself. Knowing that I have an hour to dedicate to my wellness is a priority for me now,” she added.
Recently, the Miami, Florida native is working out three days a week. Her workout regimen includes running, sprinting, and weight lifting.
Also, Mendes is conscious with her daily diet. Her breakfast should have eggs in it. She prefers scrambled eggs with a portion of Ezekiel toast. She admitted that she has a great liking for sweet-tasting foods, but she managed to keep her cravings under control.
Speaking of her clothing line, the Eva Mendes Collection at New York & Company covers every woman’s fashion style. Mendes got her style inspiration from her family’s diverse body types.
“It was really important to me to create a clothing line that embraces all those differences,” said the designer as her fashion line fits all shapes and sizes.