Eva Mendes Breaks Her Silence On Baby Esmeralda

Posted on November 26th, 2014 at 8:03 am
True esmeralda While Eva Mendes kept silent throughout her pregnancy, the star is FINALLY opening up about her new baby daughter with Ryan Gosling. First things first. How did the come up with her unusual name? "We both love the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame and just think it’s a beautiful name. Her middle is Amada, which was my grandmother’s name. It means “beloved” in Spanish" the actress tells Violet Grey's Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey, who happens to be a good pal of Mendes. The 40-year-old revealed that the couple is not employing a nanny at the moment and she's there for all the late night feedings. As far as hiding her pregnancy from the media, Eva gave a very thoughtful reply: "Whether we like it or not, privacy is going to be very difficult for Esmeralda. I think it’s unfair but that’s our reality. So Ryan and I decided early on to give her as much privacy as we could. And my pregnancy was the first opportunity to give her that. It’s such an intimate time for the mother, too. "I know that it seems all very innocuous when you’re flipping through a tabloid at the doctor’s office or see a photo of a pregnant lady online, but I find the media’s 'bump watch' obssession to be both intrusive and stressful. So I made a decision to eject myself from it completely. I was like, 'Annnnd I’m out,'” she said. We're still amazed she managed to stay undercover and not be photographed at all during her entire pregnancy. Bravo Eva!