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Eva Mendes Eats The Same Lunch And Dinner Every Single Damn Day

Eva Mendes revealed in a recent interview with Shape Magazine that she’s not emotionally connected to food, probably has no taste buds, and eats the same thing for two meals a day, every day.


“I usually start my day with eggs. I think they’re like magic – you can do so much with them. I mostly keep it simple and have scrambled eggs and a piece of Ezekiel toast for breakfast.”

Same breakfast everyday too? Goddamn.

“For lunch, I usually have salmon and rice or quinoa, and I try to include a salad. I’ll eat the same thing for dinner. I’m a creature of habit in that way. I don’t get bored with food. I try to think about it as fuel for my body.”

Eva Mendes also doesn’t keep snack food in the house, and talks about liking to eat candy the way people with drug addictions talk about it, with this weird shame and compulsive tinge.

“I have to manage my sugar cravings constantly. I’ve gotten used to having something sweet after every meal, so I’m always bartering with myself: No, no, I can’t have that after dinner, but maybe I can have it after lunch instead.”

Ugh. Yeah, sounds like somebody totally does not obsess about what they eat at all and doesn’t care. Sounds like somebody needs help, honestly.

22 Celebrity Weddings We Did NOT See Coming

Not all celebrity couples make like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. In other words, some got married very much on the Down Low.

So low down, in fact, that we didn't even know they were planning on getting hitched until the big day had already come and gone!

Some of these surprise celebrity marriages may even last, too, although in some cases, more forethought may have been prudent ...


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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux told guests in August 2015 that they were attending a birthday party at their home. But then they went ahead and got hitched!


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Four months after announcing their engagement, Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed quietly exchanged vows in Santa Monica ... without anyone outside their inner circle knowing about it until it had already gone down!


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Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard got married on the spot in 2013 after a court employee offered up an immediate ceremony. The entire thing cost $142.


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Kelly Clarkson and Brandom Blackstock engaged vows in an intimate ceremony in Tennesse. The singer simply told fans about it the next day via social media.


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Kerry Washington and Nnami Asomugha got married in Idaho... and that's still all we know. Few stars are as guarded with their personal information as the Scandal beauty.


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Anna Hathaway used the same wedding planner who helped keep Natalie Portman’s nuptials quiet when she tied the knot with Shulman in 2012.
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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes: MARRIED!

Hey girl ... we have some bad news for you. Hope you're sitting down, because Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes secretly tied the knot.

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Oh yes, the couple is married! 

The actor and his love of more than five years quietly exchanged vows - earlier this year - among a small group of family and friends.

So quiet was the affair that no one knew about it until recently, when celeb news magazine Us reported the event in its latest issue. 

Pretty typical for these two.

“Eva and Ryan have always felt like a married couple,” says a source close to Mendes. “They are infatuated with each other.”

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling Wedding?

Like the tabloids "calling" Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce, gossip publications have been marrying these two off for some time.

Even a stopped clock is correct twice a day, as they say, and this is most definitely your big week if you're a celebrity news magazine.

Gosling, 35, and Mendes, 42, both starred in the 2012 drama, The Place Beyond the Pines, and have always been a private couple.

It's a rare feat to find out anything about the two personally, even regarding life events such as engagements, marriages, and births.

Earlier this month, Gosling did admit that when he's away working, his mind keeps drifting back home to his girls - all three of them.

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“I’m a lucky man,” he gushed, regarding Eva and daughters Esmeralda, 2, and Amada, 4 months, at the Toronto International Film Festival.

“We couldn’t be happier. They are so sweet.”

Ryan and Eva welcomed their second child earlier this year, and like their first baby, they did so with remarkably little fanfare.

Gosling is very protective of his ladies - not just in the sense of privacy from the public eye, but in ways any parents can relate to.

He revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show:

“I take my little girl to the park, and we always write her name in chalk, and some kid has been erasing her name and writing their name over it."

"And this kid has access to an unfair amount of chalk. My little girl doesn't care; she's like, 'Well, let's just chalk anywhere else.'"

"And I'm like, 'No! They're disrespecting your mother because she gave you this name, and they're erasing it," he recalls.

"So the only way to really get back at them is to erase their name. And not disrespect their mother, but definitely put her on notice.'"

Well, no disrespect to your significant others, ladies, but please be on notice that one of Hollywood's finest is officially off the market.

Try not to weep openly at school or work.

4 Female Celebs Who Own Successful Makeup Lines

Many celebrities, especially the women, are often particular or even obsessed with their looks. They are very particular about the brand of cosmetics they wear and they are always updated with the trend in makeup. This is not surprising at all as being a celebrity, one needs to look good in front of the camera.

And so as the obsession for good looks and youthful glow continues, more female celebs have also thought of starting their own business in this field. Quite a number of enterprising female celebs have already launched their own lines of beauty products and even cosmetic companies. Find out here if your fave is one of them.

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore felt it was not enough that she endorsed the CoverGirl brand hence, she created her own line of color makeup known as Flower back in 2013. Her line includes lipsticks, lip glosses, eye shadows, loose powders, mascaras and nail polishes. The actress said her primary goal was to come up with top quality yet affordable makeup.

Barrymore’s line of makeup is exclusively distributed by Walmat. Her beauty products were actually developed in the same laboratories as many of the top brands on the market today.

Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes is well known for her stunning beauty unmatched by other actresses. But while this is true, women who want to attain a glow close to that of the actress can do so through her cosmetics line called Circa.

Circa beauty products can only be purchased at Walgreens, the exclusive distributor of the brand. Bestsellers are its color focus eye shadow palette and dual focus volumizing mascara and top coat which also takes care of your lashes.


Iman used to have problems finding the right makeup that matches her skin tone. This issue led her to experiment and come up with her own foundation. After 16 years of mixing and matching, she finally launched her own line of makeup and other beauty products called Iman Cosmetics.

One of the most popular products of Iman Cosmetics is its creamy foundation which is avaiable in 14 shades. Another bestseller is the luxury moisturizing lipstick in scandalous which won the 2014 Best of Beauty Award.

Fortunately today, it’s easy to get help when choosing cosmetics for your personal use. Online communities such as the Specktra high-end cosmetics forum are great resources to turn to for makeup information and tips.

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr is a green advocate and her passion to preserve the environment has also influenced her choice for makeups. Being aware of the chemicals contained in many skin care products today, the actress has decided to create her own line of makeup which she called Kora Organics.

According to Kerr, her beauty products contain only organic ingredients including antioxidants such as noni and rose-hip oil which help detoxify and recharge the skin. Noni juice is one of the main ingredients of Kora Organics products and this alone already has more than 100 vitamins and minerals. One well known product of this brand is the daily hand cream which won the Best of Beauty award in 2014.

Eva Mendes on Having a Funeral and a Baby in the Same Week: It Was ‘Beyond Heartbreaking – But Also Beautiful’

Eva Mendes is opening up for the first time about losing her older brother Carlos to cancer and giving birth to her second daughter — now 3-month-old Amada Lee — with partner Ryan Gosling just 12 days later.

“Losing my brother brought our family closer, and we were already close to begin with. So to just see everybody be there for one another and show up, I feel so lucky to have them,” Mendes, who celebrated her 42nd birthday in March, says in Latina magazine’s September issue.

“And then they were there for me when Amada was born,” she continues. “We had a funeral service for [Carlos] and that same week I had the baby. So it was really, really intense and obviously beyond heartbreaking, but also kind of beautiful.

“Being totally honest, I don’t feel like I’ve really processed that yet,” Mendes adds.

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Mendes — who first met Gosling, 35, on the set of their film The Place Beyond the Pines — also shares 22-month-old daughter Esmeralda Amada with the actor. And Mendes says there’s a good reason both her daughters bear the name Amada.

“My grandmother’s name is Amada,” she explains. “We had a few names picked out for our new baby, and when she was born, we didn’t feel like those names were her. We came up with a few more, even that morning, and tried them out. We were like, ‘What about Viviana?’

“But we just kept going back to Amada,” she continues, adding jokingly, “In true Latin fashion, we reuse names all the time. I used to know five sisters that were all Maria del Carmen, Maria Elena, Maria Liliana …

“And it was an emotional time with the passing of my brother,” Mendes says. “We thought how beautiful to go with what made us emotional and with what felt like her. When we looked at her, we thought, ‘Aww, Amadita.’ ”

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The Miami-born Circa Beauty Creative Director, who has also released a collection with New York & Company, touches on the importance of exposing her daughters to her Cuban culture while providing a balance of her American upbringing.

“We’re constantly playing Cuban music. I speak to them in Spanish, and my mom speaks [to both girls] in Spanish. Any time I have an opportunity to introduce [them] to my culture, whether it’s through music or through food, I do. That is a main priority, for sure,” she says.

“I have the best of both worlds. I feel completely Cuban and completely American at the same time,” Mendes adds. “I’m so thankful to my mother for coming to the States and risking it all and giving us this opportunity.

“I really connect with both cultures, and that’s rare. That’s a gift that she gave me and all of us.”

As far as how motherhood is going for the star, who will appear in Fast 8 next year, she says her experiences in raising her two young children is a “really, really special time.”

“Right now it’s really about surviving those nights and trying to enjoy this time as much as possible with them, and start the bond between Esmeralda and Amada,” she says.

Mendes, who is currently at home with her daughters, is grateful for the opportunity to do so.

“I think it can be very, very healthy [to take on a work project] if it’s something that feels worthwhile,” she says. “Right now I feel very fortunate to be home with my kids. I feel so lucky, and I’m just taking advantage of that.”

And what would a worthwhile project feel like for Mendes?

“I think like such a mom now — big picture — as far as what I’m putting out there,” she confesses. “Not only for my children, but for other children.”

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Eva Mendes Steps Out in First Appearance After Giving Birth to Her Second Child

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Just two months after giving birth to her second child with beau Ryan GoslingEva Mendes made her first public appearance Thursday night at a Los Angeles event for her beauty brand, CIRCA Beauty.

Mendes looked stunning in a floral, capped-sleeve dress, posing for photos with beauty bloggers at the London West Hollywood Beverly Hills-event. Her beauty collection CIRCA launched in 2015, and is available exclusively in-stores at Walgreens and online at Drugstore.com.

Mendes, 42, gave birth to daughter Amada Lee on April 29, naming her after her grandmother. Anda joins big sister Esmeralda Amanda, who turns 1 this month.

The couple managed to keep both of their pregnancies a secret for several months, with an insider explaining that Mendes “just hasn’t ever wanted anyone beyond her close friends and family knowing more than they had to. And Ryan is certainly private and always has been.”

They began dating in 2011 after meeting on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines.

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Previously Mendes spoke out about the pressure on women in Hollywood to “bounce back” after having a baby, saying “I feel like we can be really hard on each other” about losing baby weight. “That whole term ‘bounce back’ after pregnancy … I don’t like that terminology.”

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She added, “Look, if you go into the bikini two weeks after, good for you, but that wasn’t me. I just feel like we as women need to support each other more.”

Ryan Gosling Shares Playground Tips with Daughter Esmeralda, Teases First Photo of Newborn Amada

Ryan Gosling says being a dad of two girls is “heaven” but he’s also teaching them the meaning of “vengeance.”

The father of two opened up about his daughters Esmeralda, 20-month, and newborn Amada Lee during Friday’s appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime show, even teasing fans with the first photo of the 2-week-old. (Unfortunately, it was a Photoshopped image of a baby with Ellen’s head)


Gosling, 35, did however share an anecdote about playground rules he’s been passing down to his eldest child. “When I was a younger man I had a fantasy of getting into the graffiti world. I was living downtown, and I heard that if you tag over someone else’s that that’s how you start a battle. So I did this for a few months and no one ever bothered to battle with me because I was so bad at it,” the Nice Guys star explained before setting up the story about Esmeralda, whom he adoringly calls Essy. 

Some kid has been erasing her name and writing their name over it. So now I’m in a proper tagging battle. And this kid has access to an unfair amount of chalk,” Gosling continued, adding, “I’m trying to explain to my little girl that this is [unacceptable]. She doesn’t care. She’s like, ‘Well let’s just chalk anywhere else,’ and I’m like, ‘No, no. They’re disrespecting your mother. Because, she gave you this name and they’re erasing it.'”


While keeping respect to his longtime love and the mother of his children Eva Mendes, Gosling does not go down without a fight.

“So the only way to really get back at them is to erase their name. And not disrespect their mother, but definitely put her on notice. Because I think she’s the chalk supplier,” he said. “You’ve got to be careful when you’re trying to teach your kid what a reasonable amount of vengeance is.”


Gosling and Mendes welcomed daughter Amada Lee at 8:03 a.m. on April 29, in Santa Monica, California. The birth comes less than a month after PEOPLE confirmed Mendes was pregnant.

“It’s like walking through a field of flowers every day. I live with angels. It’s a ray of sunshine,” Gosling sarcastically quipped about being in a household of females.

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Ryan Gosling Says Being a Dad of Two Girls Is ‘Heaven’ After Daughter Amada’s Birth

Two is better than one – just ask Ryan Gosling!

The Nice Guys star opened up about quietly welcoming his second child with Eva Mendes, daughter Amada Lee, during a Good Morning America interview.

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“It’s heaven,” Gosling joked when Amy Robach asked the actor about being outnumbered by women (he and Mendes also share Esmeralda , 20 months) in his own home.

He continued, sarcastically quipping, “It’s like walking through a field of flowers every day. I live with angels. It’s a ray of sunshine.”

The 35-year-old and Mendes kept their pregnancy mostly under wraps, with an insider explaining that the actress “just hasn’t ever wanted anyone beyond her close friends and family knowing more than they had to. And Ryan is certainly private and always has been.”

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RELATED: Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Welcome Daughter Amada Lee

Gosling talked about fatherhood and his new addition in PEOPLE’s latest issue, saying, “It sounds so clichéd, but I never knew that life could be this fun and this great.”

— Lindsay Kimble

Say Hello To Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes’ Daughter, Amada Lee!

The baby girl is here!

The celebrity couple’s second daughter, Amada Lee Gosling, came into the world two Fridays ago (at 8:03 PM) in Santa Monica, as reported by TMZ.

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That makes their elder kid, Esmeralda Amada (now 20 months old), a big sis! Eva Mendes previously shared to PEOPLE that “Amada,” meaning ‘beloved’ in Spanish, is her grandma’s name.

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If you’re wondering why news seems to be slow about the two, a source dishes that Eva “just hasn’t ever wanted anyone beyond her close friends and family knowing more than they had to. And Ryan [Gosling] is certainly private and always has been.”

Still, congrats on the daughter!


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Eva Mendes’ Brother Carlos Dies of Cancer at 53

Eva Mendes lost her older brother Carlos to cancer on April 17.

He was 53.

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Carlos was diagnosed with throat cancer two years ago, and according to his younger brother Carlo, "fought with all his might" before passing.

Eva shared the black and white photo above of herself with Carlos to Instagram three weeks ago.

In the caption, she included only a black heart emoji.

Carlo made the announcement on Instagram earlier today.

He posted information about the funeral, which took place on Tuesday.

In the caption, he wrote an ode to his older brother:

"To remember who my brother was and the impact he left on us.

"The amazing person he was, the funny charming genius comedian creative hot tempered crazy calm person that he was.

"I still can't believe this has happened.

"I'm crying as I write this and I have no idea how to cope with him being gone but I want to thank you all who have reached out to me and believe me when I say your messages make me feel a little bit better.

"My life will never be the same without him. Thank you all."

Eva has still not posted to social media about her brother's passing, as the actress is said to be taking a break from the spotlight.

However, we learned earlier this month that that the Hitch star is pregnant with her second child with boyfriend Ryan Gosling. 

Our deepest condolences go out to Eva and her family during this difficult time.

April Showers Bring Celebrity Baby Bumps — Check Out Our Childish Week In Snapchats, Twitpics, & Instagrams

What a crazy week!!!

Nothing makes us happier than seeing beautiful babies being welcomed into the world, and this week we found out that TWO new A-List couples are currently expecting!

Not only did we find out Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are currently pregnant with their second child, but Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling too! The exact same day!

Who do U think will complete the trifecta??

But if you're curious how we spent the rest of our week... check out our latest pics from Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat!

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Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes Are About To Have Baby No. 2!

Every baby is a blessing, so they’re having more!

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are expecting their second baby after 1-year old daughter Esmeralda Amada Gosling, a snitch tells E! News.

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Us Weekly has also spotted Mendes’ growing baby bump last February, during a photo shoot in LA. That was the only public appearance she had since December.

It can be recalled that “Ryan is very hands on” after Esmeralda was born – another source shares to E! News earlier. “Changes diapers, rocks to sleep – they gave her her first bath together and videotaped the whole thing.”

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If that’s the case, then… good luck!


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Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling: Expecting Second Child!

Congratulations are in order for Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling.

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The couple are expecting their second child together, according to Us Weekly, which reported that "multiple sources" have confirmed the news.

Thus far, there's no word on how far along she is in her pregnancy or the sex of the baby.

Mendes has been taking a break from the spotlight, so there's not even a pic of the bump to comment on.

The genetically blessed couple have been dating since 2011, after they met on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines.

They welcomed their first baby, Esmerelda Amada, in 2014.

During Mendes' first pregnancy, the pair kept the baby news secret for some time. But the laws of basic biology eventually precluded them from hiding it for too long.

Now that little Esmerelda is here, the couple couldn't be happier.

"She and Ryan are just in awe of this beautiful person they created," a source close to Mendes told People. "It's a really special time for them."

And while breakup rumors have flitted about as they do with every celebrity couple, Gosling has done nothing but gush over his longtime love.

"I know that I'm with the person I'm supposed to be with," he told HELLO! last  December.

When asked what he looks for in a mate, he gave a response that left half the female population in a mournful search for Ben & Jerry's and Xanax.

"That she's Eva Mendes," Gosling said. "There's nothing else I'm looking for."

And that's a freaking leading man for you.

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Expecting Second Child: Report

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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes have another baby on the way, according to multiple reports.

Reps for the actors did not immediately respond to request for comment.

This will be the second child for the pair, who already have a 19-month-old daughter, Esmeralda Amada.

The private duo began dating in 2011 after meeting on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines, in which they played parents.

Gosling, 35, and Mendes, 42, managed to keep their first pregnancy a secret for several months, with an insider explaining that Mendes “just hasn’t ever wanted anyone beyond her close friends and family knowing more than they had to. And Ryan is certainly private and always has been.”

While the actress had said in the past she wasn’t planning to get married or have children, “with Ryan things are different,” a friend told PEOPLE. “She’s very independent, but she’s content with her partner. She finally found the person she really wants to be with.”

Gosling recently opened up about his happy family life in an interview with Hello! magazine, saying, “I know that I’m with the person I’m supposed to be with.”

The stars have kept their daughter out of the spotlight since her birth, but a source previously told PEOPLE that Gosling is “madly in love” with Esmeralda, and Mendes is loving her life as a new mom.

“She’s never been happier,” the source said of Mendes. “She and Ryan are just in awe of this beautiful person they created. It’s a really special time for them.”

— Michael Miller

Eva Mendes Talks Pressure to ‘Bounce Back’ and Why She Chose the Name Esmeralda

Actress and fashion entrepreneur Eva Mendes isn’t letting Hollywood’s standards dictate her view on motherhood.

Mendes appeared on the The Wendy Williams Show on Wednesday and opened up about her life as a new mom, naming her daughter and how she feels about the pressure on women in Hollywood to “bounce back” after having a baby.

“I feel like we can be really hard on each other,” the 41-year-old said when asked about losing baby weight. “That whole term ‘bounce back’ after pregnancy. I don’t know. I don’t like that terminology.

“Look, if you go into the bikini two weeks after, good for you, but that wasn’t me. I just feel like we as women need to support each other more.”

One area where Mendes doesn’t lack support? Her big “crazy” Cuban family. After welcoming her daughter—Esmeralda Amada—last year with partner, Ryan Gosling, 34, she said they’ve been a huge help, adding that she’s “never appreciated [her] family so much.”

The Training Day star also credits her family as part of the reason why she and Gosling chose to name their daughter Esmeralda.

“We love Hunchback of Notre Dame, we loved the name, the cartoon and the novel,” Mendes said. “It’s actually a very popular Latin name so it’s easy for my father and certain family members that still don’t speak English to pronounce. That was a good selling point.”

The actress adds that her family is so hands on; she doesn’t even have a nanny. Noting that she’s not “anti-nanny,” Mendes said that between her and Gosling’s families, there’s no need for one.

“It’s like a takeover. The Cubans come over and it’s like ‘The Cubans are coming!’ It’s amazing because they take the baby, they start cooking food, the dishes are done, it’s a beautiful take over,” she said.

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Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling Celebrate Esmerelda’s First Birthday! Get The Deets On The Intimate Party HERE!

We can't believe Esmerelda is already 1!

This past weekend, Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling threw a low-key and family oriented birthday celebration in honor of their daughter's milestone. Sounds adorable!

An onlooker revealed about Esme's special day, saying:

"It was a quiet and casual party, not the typical celebrity 1st birthday blowout with vendors and other celebrity guests. It looked like it was just their simple style and more about family and close friends coming together to celebrate Esmeralda."

Way to keep it casual, you two! Why go SO big for a day the little girl is not likely to remember?

The source elaborated on the party:

"Some people brought wrapped gifts, including clothes and toys. One guest arrived carrying a rocking horse, and another had colorful plastic balls to fill a ball pit."

Hey, at least the one-year-old scored some sweet toys! We would love to see a snap of Esmerelda enjoying that rocking horse!

So, do YOU think parents should go all out for a first birthday party?

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Eva Mendes Loves When Her ‘Raucous’ Family Comes Over and Sings Cuban Nursery Rhymes to Her Daughter

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Things might get a little hectic when Eva Mendes‘ family comes for a visit — but the Lost River star and mom to daughter Esmeralda Amada, who turned 1 last Saturday, says it’s the best possible chaos.

“When my mom and sisters visit, they take over the house. They take my baby! They start cleaning everything! They sound like a bunch of hyenas, yelling in Spanish, English, Spanglish,” Mendes, 41, tells Glam Belleza Latina for its fall issue.

The new mom says that the tight-knit crew loves to sing to her daughter — and their tunes unlocked memories for the star, who grew up in a Cuban community in Los Angeles and says her mom still brings her home-cooked meals once a week.

“They sing [Esmeralda] all these Cuban nursery songs that I forgot my mom used to sing to me,” she explains. “They’re like a raucous crew … It’s incredible. I really appreciate my family, now more than ever. I’m so happy that my little girl gets to grow up with this.”

Although the actress stays mum on her relationship with Ryan Gosling, she did open up about how she enjoys staying connected with her fans through Eva Mendes
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— Kathy Ehrich Dowd

Eva Mendes Jokes She Had a ‘Really Wild’ Night with Daughter Esmeralda – See the Snap!

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Eva Mendes is wearing motherhood well!

The actress, 41, shared a (sort of) selfie of her slender waist on Instagram on Sunday after a “wild” Saturday night with her 8-month-old daughter, Esmeralda Amada.

Capturing only her midsection in a floral-printed dress from her collection at New York & Company, the new mom kept her face out of the shot due to a “long and crazy” evening with her little one the night before.

She wrote in the caption, “Loving this summer dress from our new @nyandcompany collection. Didn’t include my face because last night was long and crazy. Yup, really wild like 8 month teething baby kinda wild.”

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Mendes welcomed Esmeralda on Sept. 12 with Ryan Gosling, whom she has been dating since 2011 after they met while filming The Place Beyond the Pines.

Though the star is already looking fit and fabulous less than a year after giving birth, she insists that Hollywood mommies get a little help.

“We’re helped in those situations,” Mendes explained after being photographed for the April issue of Women’s Health. “I want women at home to know, you’re lit, you’re angled. So yes, it was a few months after the baby [was born], but with a lot of help.”

— Jacqueline Andriakos

Why Eva Mendes Has ‘No Plan’ to Celebrate Herself on Mother’s Day

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It’s her first Mother’s Day, but Eva Mendes plans on shining the spotlight on someone else in her life.

Despite welcoming daughter Esmeralda Amada in September, the actress will be celebrating her own mother on Sunday.

“There is no plan [for me],” she tells Access Hollywood Live. “I kind of feel like I haven’t quite earned my stripes yet in a way.”

Instead of being showered with gifts, Mendes, 41, plans to spend the day with her extended family. “This Mother’s Day is definitely all about my mom,” she explains.

“She’s had a really hard year. My brother’s sick so it’s all about my mom, honoring her.”

She adds, “We’re all going to go over to her house and bombard her with love.”

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— Anya Leon