Eva Mendes Is “Exhausted” After Giving Birth to Ryan Gosling’s Baby

Eva & RyGos' Baby
Details on Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling's new daughter.
Eva & Ryan Keep Quiet
Eva Mendes explains why she hid her pregnancy.
Caring for beautiful people is a tough job, and Eva Mendes sure knows that now.

The actress recently opened up to Violet Grey’s The Violet Files about her new role as a mother, spilling the beans on what’s it like caring for her really, really ridiculously good-looking family comprised of Ryan Gosling and their new daughter, Esmeralda Amada.

The verdict?

“I’m completely exhausted,” Mendes, 40, admitted to the digital magazine. “I thought my wild nights were over but these are some of the wildest nights I’ve ever had.”

“I think I’m just exhausted as a new mom,” she continued. “I’m doing it without a nanny for now but I’m open to the idea of having a nanny in the future. Esmeralda has two amazing grandmothers and incredible aunties who come over and really help me. But as far as a nanny or a night nurse, for me that 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.”

Despite being a notoriously private person, Mendes, who never did confirm about the baby news for the duration of her entire pregnancy, confessed that she now also goes online from time to time for motherhood tips.

“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 said. “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.”

Though she refused to acknowledge a question about whether or not she and Gosling, 34, were actually trying for a baby, Mendes revealed that the couple, who met on the set of 2012’s The Place Beyond the Pines, did know they were expecting a girl before they welcomed her into the world on Sept. 22, 2014.

“We actually did,” she gushed. “We were really excited about naming her.”

She added, “We both love the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and we just think it’s a beautiful name. Amada was my grandmother’s name. It means ‘beloved’ in Spanish.”