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Eva Mendes on motherhood in her 40s, says she’s ‘obsessed’ to hang out with her kids

Eva Mendes opens up about her life as a mom in her 40s.

Mendes, 48, shared with TODAY’s Hoda Kotb on Friday what motherhood has been like after taking a break from her career to raise her own kids.

The “Training Day” actor, who shares two daughters with her partner Ryan Gosling, called parenting “the most creative thing” she’s ever done.

“I’m an actress, I design clothes, I’ve done so many different things. But this is the most creative thing, making a life with them,” she said of her daughters Esmeralda, 7, and Amada, 6 .

Mendes, whose acting career has spanned two decades, explained why she decided to take a break from acting and make the leap into full-time motherhood.

Eva Mendes &Quot;Holy Motors&Quot; Special Screening As Part Of Afi Fest In Los Angeles.
Eva Mendes at the “Holy Motors” special screening as part of the AFI Fest in Los Angeles.

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“I really took it back when I was younger,” she explained. “My mom was able to be there for me at home until I was about 8 or 9 and those memories for me, who were just me, were with her through those years.”

Mendes said she considers herself “lucky” to have had the opportunity to spend time with her young girls.

“I’m like, ‘Hey, I really want this time with them.’ And then now, you know, I’m obsessed,” Mendes told Hoda.

Despite moving away from Hollywood, quality time isn’t always easy. Sometimes, he still has to move away from his family.

Before traveling for her interview with Hoda, Mendes was in London with her family, where Gosling is currently filming. He said that saying goodbye to his daughters was not easy.

“Oh, it was so dramatic, hugging, and then my elder said, ‘Don’t leave us.’ And I was like, ‘Oh my god, I can’t do this,'” she said. “And then of course, here I am, and they’re fine.”

Mendes admitted that she doesn’t really remember anything about acting, bBut that doesn’t mean that she is taking the wraps off her career right now.

“I think it’s going to be fun at some point. But I think my list has become so short. I don’t want to do anything violent, I don’t want to do anything sexual,” Mendes said of her return to acting in the future. Said about. “I’m like, ‘What’s left?'”


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