On Monday, Eva Mendes turned to Instagram to inform that her mother is ill.
During her appearance on Fridays, the actress Eva Mendes cried. Hoda Kotb then wished Mendes’ mother, Eva Perez Suarez, a Happy Mother’s Day.
Thank you for your kind, thoughtful words. Because my mother isn’t doing well, what you said truly struck a chord with me, and I appreciate it.
“I know that you’re a survivor in every sense of the word. And I appreciate it.” No matter how much life knocks her down, she gets back up again and fights for what she believes in.
She’s able to turn negativity into positivity, and she inspires me to make each day my best one yet.
The “Hitch” actress remained tight-lipped about her mother’s health. Page Six has sought comment from her representative.
Mendes, who has two children with her partner Ryan Gosling, Esmeralda, 7, and Amada, 6, spoke to Kotb about how her childhood has influenced her parenting abilities.
My mom was a stay-at-home mom until I was almost 10 years old, so she was very much my primary caregiver, and I valued the time that she spent with me and our relationship because we weren’t far away from each other.
And those memories, those years with her, simply shaped who I was.”
Mendes has been outspoken about her desire to leave performing to focus on raising her and Gosling’s children in recent years.
She earlier stated that having her children has given her a new appreciation for her mother’s efforts in raising her and her three brothers.
“I can’t believe my mother had three children under the age of four by the time she was 24.” “She was alone in Cuba,” Mendes claimed in a 2014 piece for the beauty site Violet Grey.
I’m often up late, working in my office, or taking a quiet walk under the stars to clear my head before bed. I’m reminded of how fortunate I am to have so much and count my blessings.
“My mother, Ryan’s mother, Ryan’s sisters,” she says. “A village that helped us,” Mendes said of her own motherhood experience.
“My heart breaks for the single mothers. I grew up in a single-parent household; while I adore my father, my mother raised four of us on her own.”
Eva on protecting her family from the spotlight
Eva previously explained: “I have always had a clear boundary when it comes to my man and my kids.
“I’ll talk about them of course, with limits, but I won’t post pictures of our daily life. And since my children are still so little and don’t understand what posting their image really means, I don’t have their consent. And I won’t post their image until they’re old enough to give me consent.”
Eva’s thoughts about children before she met Ryan
Mendes has previously stated that she had no desire to have children until falling in love with Gosling, 41, in her late 30s. In April 2019, she told Women’s Health that having children was the “furthest thing” from her thoughts.
“Something really crazy happened,” Mendes told in the recent interview with Kotb about having kids at 40’s, “I met Ryan Gosling, I fell in love with Ryan Gosling, and then I was like ‘Oh right. I want your babies.”
“But really consciously I did want to wait until I was a bit older. I just didn’t feel — really it wasn’t until I met Ryan and fell in love. But also as a woman, I just wasn’t ready. It’s such a personal choice for a woman, obviously. Then you run the risk of… you’re always running a risk. When I was pregnant there was always something to worry about. But thankfully I had really healthy pregnancies and I was happy I waited.”
You can check the interview here