Even when it comes to the more difficult parts of being a new mom, Eva Mendes just can’t get enough of motherhood! While the actress managed to keep her pregnancy a secret for almost 7 months last year, now that little Esmeralda is here, she’s not being quite so shy about discussing her personal life.
“I’m actually enjoying the sleepless nights because it’s bonding with my little girl,” she admits in the new issue of Women’s Health. But, as a mom of only six months, the 41-year-old says she’s not quite ready to be giving out advice about parenthood. “I don’t feel like I’ve really earned the right,” She tells the mag. “I want to respect all the moms out there. They’re going to be like, ‘You know what, you’re a few months in. Just shut up!'”
Eva and her boyfriend, Ryan Gosling, welcomed their daughter in September. “I’m exhausted — it’s the best!” she gushed three months later. “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.”
In February 2014, the brunette beauty denied pregnancy reports, but later explained that she only had to do so because she wasn’t far enough along to share the news with the world yet. Star confirmed the baby news in July.