Eva Mendes Never Wears Sweatpants Because it Keeps Ryan Gosling Happy

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Eva Mendes just spilled her big secret on how she nabbed the impossibly beautiful Ryan Gosling, and how she keeps him happy at home (i.e. how she avoids divorce).

The new mother to baby Esmeralda (born in September 2014) revealed that the key to her leading man’s happiness rests in, low and behold, sweatpants.

The beauty stressed to Extra, “No, no, no,” when asked if she kicks back at home in sweats like any normal person no matter what gender they are, and took it a step further by adding (maybe jokingly? mostly serious?), “No, no, you can’t do sweatpants. Ladies, number one cause of divorce in America is sweatpants. No, you can’t do that.”

*Sigh*. Guess we’d have to just say “no” to Gosling if wooing him means saying goodbye to something so simple (and amazing) as sweats. Never forget who you are and what you stand for, ladies and gentlemen.

On her own style, Mendes described it as “feminine,” and asserted that though she doesn’t really like pants, she wears them “figuratively and literally.” She added, “I feel much more comfortable in dresses or a skirt.”

Mendes also opened up about her little girl Esmeralda, and shared her newfound appreciation for motherhood. “Now I understand so much, my mother’s never gotten more ‘I love you so much mommy’ texts, I mean, randomly… ya, I get it now.”

She added, “I’m actually starting to sleep so I’m at a good place. Sleeping through the night, but every night is like, you never know.”

But that doesn’t mean motherhood comes without its hiccups. “Something random can happen and it just suddenly is not sleeping through the night and you’re just like, ‘Wait, I thought we were sleeping through the night. What’s up?’ Why does it always happen at three or four in the morning?”

The 41-year-old actress is also on the cover of April 2015’s Women’s Health, where she discussed her post-baby body (and how she has no secret to losing the baby weight).

She also credits other people for helping to make her look good, telling the magazine, “You’re helped in those situations, I want women at home to know, you’re lit, you’re angled, so yes, it was a few months after the baby, but with a lot of help.”