Surprise! Eva Mendes managed to steer clear from the public eye throughout her pregnancy and nearly three months afterward, but this week, the new mom made her first appearance since giving birth.
The actress and boyfriend, Ryan Gosling, welcomed a daughter, Esmeralda, on Sept 12, and couldn’t help but gush about her bundle of joy during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “We’re getting the hang of it, the sleeping thing,” she admitted. “I’m exhausted — it’s the best! 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.”
Of course, the funny host had to call her guest out on her last appearance on the show — when she completely denied rumors that she was pregnant! “I was so early on and all moms will understand — you’re not supposed to tell anybody, certainly not the world, during your first trimester,” she explained. “My mother didn’t even know yet!”
Now that the baby’s here, though, Eva said she and Ryan are still hoping to give her as much privacy as possible, hence the secretive pregnancy. Both stars have been notoriously private regarding their relationship, which began after they met on set of The Place Behind the Pines in 2011.