Eva Mendes Talks About Baby Girl Esmeralda, Shares an Exclusive First Photo With Ellen Degeneres
On The Ellen Degeneres show, airing December 3rd, Eva reveals an “adorable”, exclusive picture of her baby daughter, talks about privacy from the media, and opens up about being a first-time mother, saying she’s “exhausted and it’s the best”.
This is Esmeralda, from a composite picture of Ryan and Eva.
But Eva explained, it wasn’t really lying “because I was so early on and all mom’s will understand, you’re not supposed to tell anybody during your first, well certainly not the world, in your first trimester. And my mother didn’t even know yet. So that would have been an awkward phone call. ‘Hey mom did you catch Ellen today?’ Um, oops!”
At 2-months-old, Esmeralda isn’t really sleeping through the night yet, but Eva isn’t in distress.
She explained, “You know we’re getting the hang of it, the sleeping thing, but yeah I’m exhausted and it’s the best…Really, I’m so incredibly tired. I thought I was tired before at times, but no. Nothing like this, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Eva responded, “I think just early on, we decided it’s going to be very hard for her to have privacy. And we thought this is the first opportunity we can give her to protect her and so then I had a nice calm pregnancy, which I did.”
Lastly, Eva undoubtedly looks phenomenal post-baby, and she especially has some strong opinions about the “bouncing back” after a pregnancy. She told Ellen, “the whole bounce back thing. I’m like… ‘Oh gosh. Ease up. It’s ok. We don’t have to…’ you know?”
As for how she looks so great? Eva revealed with a laugh, “You know, breast-feeding. I’ve always heard it. It really does help to shrink your uterus back to normal size. It does! I know it’s a really weird thing to say, but it does.”
Ellen said she’s doing that too, and lost 5 pounds!
Watch the video above to see Ellen share a picture of Eva’s baby girl!