Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

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

rexfeatures_3661463g.jpg

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

Related

nail-bite.jpg

Do you bite your nails? Don't worry, it's a sign of perfectionism

small-tumb.jpg

This week's Style List, from fun prints to the latest in beauty

418163_344220708962471_756778157_n.jpg

Where to watch the solar eclipse in London

lunch.jpg

"I didn't call out a sexist comment, am I a bad feminist"

477956981.jpg

£10 flights to the USA on Ryanair could happen in the next five years

cheesecake lasagna.jpg

How to make the cheesecake lasagna

Comments

More

Amy Schumer to play Barbie in new live-action movie

But trolls have already slammed her as “too fat” for the role

by Kayleigh Dray
05 Dec 2016

Director admits controversial rape scene was real-life sexual assault

“I wanted her reaction as a girl, not as an actress”

by Kayleigh Dray
05 Dec 2016

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Reese Witherspoon's birthday shout-out to the Beckhams' glam evening

by Nicola Colyer
02 Dec 2016

Jessica Chastain on how she learned to love being a redhead

The actress used to struggle with low self-esteem as a result of her fiery locks.

by Moya Crockett
02 Dec 2016

Claudia Winkleman gets honest about her ‘overwhelming’ work schedule

“It left me crying my eyes out”

by Kayleigh Dray
02 Dec 2016

Fawlty Towers’ John Cleese pays emotional tribute to Andrew Sachs

Andrew Sachs tragically passed away at 86 following battle with dementia

by Kayleigh Dray
02 Dec 2016

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher reveal baby boy's unusual name

And it's inspired by one of our favourite movies...

by Kayleigh Dray
02 Dec 2016

Beyoncé’s magical new video reveals more of her life behind the scenes

Featuring her wedding day, her friends, and a baby Blue Ivy.

by Moya Crockett
01 Dec 2016

Demi Lovato opens up about her battle with bipolar battle disorder

“My life is a work in progress”

by Kayleigh Dray
01 Dec 2016

“I didn’t ever want to rely on a man to provide for me”

Chelsea Handler on the importance of financial independence

by Kayleigh Dray
01 Dec 2016