Eva Mendes shared the many hats she wears as a mother to two girls with partner Ryan Gosling. (Photo: Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)
Eva Mendes is entering mother mode.
The Hitch star, 48, took to Instagram on Friday to share a black and white photo of herself in a dressing gown while eating cereal at the kitchen table. Her exhausted expression was explained in the caption. She wrote: “It’s been a long work week. It takes a moment to shift into Mami gear where I’m chauffeur, personal chef, stylist, therapist, cheerleader and assistant to my gorgeous kids.”
Mendes is mother to daughters Esmeralda, 7, and Amada, 6. She shares her little ones with her longtime partner Ryan Gosling, whom she began dating after they connected on the set of the 2012 film The Place Beyond the Pines.
Followers loved Mendes’ candid post. One commented: “The many hats of motherhood!” Another added: “Most rewarding and endless job.”
In June, the Ghost Rider actress spoke to Yahoo Life about raising her children while also working on her professional projects. She said she wants to instill a sense of confidence in her daughters.
“I just want to be able to show my girls, especially [since] they’re girls, that no, you can change and change and you can change your mind at any time and you can change your major, change your decision, ” she explained. “Not to say it’s going to be easy and … you’re probably going to quote-unquote ‘fail’ more than you’re going to succeed, but that’s part of it. And I want to be that example of to do so, and by taking the shame out of failing, specifically.”
In a July interview with Byrdie, Mendes also shared that she wants to teach her children how to take care of their physical and mental well-being.
“I try to educate them about what we eat and what we put in our bodies and how that manifests itself physically, whether it’s how we look or how we feel,” she said. “Hopefully, Ryan and I do the work of just loving them, completely loving them and doing most of the work for them so they grow up feeling like they’re enough.”
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