There’s a baby Gosling on the way!
Eva Mendes, the longtime girlfriend of Ryan Gosling, is expecting her second child, according to Us Weekly’s sources.
Insiders say that Mendes, who is the mom of Esmerelda (17 months) was spotted hiding her baby bump during a photo shoot in Los Angeles in February.
The actress also revealed last October that she was taking a break from her career to focus on her family.
“If I’m even like, ‘Oh, what should I wear? Or, should I do this project? All I have to think about is my daughter and her face, and I know the answer immediately,” she said on the Today show. “She’s my moral compass in a way.”
Mendes and Gosling met on the set of 2011’s The Place Beyond The Pines. They welcomed their daughter, Esmerelda in September 2014. However, they have yet to share a photo of their little girl and have kept her away from the paparazzi and the Hollywood lifestyle.
As for her unique name, Mendes reveals that she was inspired by the name of a classic Disney character.
“We love The Hunchback of Notre Dame, we loved the name, the cartoon and the novel… it just kind of kept coming back to us,” Mendes told Wendy Williams in September. “It’s actually a very popular Latin name, so it’s easy for my father and certain family members that still don’t speak English to pronounce. That was a good selling point.”
During her first pregnancy, Mendes revealed that she relied on other mothers’ advice and often went on mommy boards.
“I try not to Google too many things because it is frightening, but I do go to babycenter.com and read the comment sections from other mothers because I find so much solace in that,” she told The Violet Files in November 2014. “Just knowing that I’m not alone out there and that other moms have gone through the same thing can at least get me through the night.”
Hopefully with her second pregnancy, Mendes will be less frightened because she’ll know what to expect.
Congratulations to the happy couple on their BIG baby news!