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Eva Mendes on the secret to maintaining a relationship and how motherhood has changed her

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Actress Eva Mendes has revealed the key to keeping a relationship going strong: not wearing jogging bottoms.

“You can't do sweatpants. Ladies, number one cause for divorce in America,” explained the star, who gave birth to her first child with Ryan Gosling in September last year.

Speaking in the interview with Extra TV, the 41-year-old discussed her feminine style and why she has such an aversion to trousers: 

“I don't really like pants. I mean, I will wear them figuratively and literally but I feel much more comfortable in a dress or skirt.”

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling pictured in 2013

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling pictured together in 2013

And, on how she was finding motherhood, Eva, who said that she wasn't going to employ a nanny, revealed her struggles with being a new mum:

“I'm actually starting to sleep. I'm at a good place but I definitely need my magic hour concealer. But every night is you never know, right? Because something random can happen and it's just suddenly is not sleeping through the night.”

However, the Beyond The Pines star also said how motherhood had made her appreciate her own mother more: 

“My mother never's got so much more 'I love you mommy' texts.”

Eva has recently launched her own line of affordable beauty products, CIRCA, which will be sold in drugstores in the US (luckily for us you can order it online and prices start at just $8).

Finally, she also talked about covering Women's Health six months after she gave birth, and wanted to stress that she'd had a lot of help to make sure she looked good:

"You're helped in those situations, I want the 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."

 

Watch the interview in the video below

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