And we totally get it.
With awards season ending just last month, and Ryan Gosling nominated for Best Actor in every ceremony, some found it surprising that his wife, Eva Mendes, didn’t attend any of the shows alongside him.
Eva was absent from the SAG awards, Oscars and Golden Globes – where Ryan snagged himself the Best Actor gong, and credited her in his speech.
‘I’d like to try and thank one person properly,’ Ryan announced to the crowd while picking up his statue, ‘and to say that while I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one of the best experiences I’ve ever had on film, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second, and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer.
He continued: ‘If she hadn’t taken all that on so that I could have this experience, it would surely be someone else up here other than me today. So, sweetheart, thank you. To my daughters, Amada and Esmeralda, I love you. And if I may, I’d like to dedicate this to the memory of her brother, Juan Carlos Mendes.’
Eva has recently explained why she wasn’t there to watch her husband receive his Golden Globe and why she sat the rest of award season out, and it’s pretty understandable.
‘What people don’t know about me is that I love being home,’ Eva explained in an interview with Shape magazine. ‘Instead of hitting the red carpet, I’d rather be with our girls.’
Ryan and Eva have been married since 2011 and have two daughters, two-year-old Esmeralda Amada and 11-month-old Amada Lee.
When talking about getting back in shape since giving birth 11 months ago, Eva explained, ‘In some ways, it’s been more challenging to get back in shape after my second daughter. Yet it’s not as hard as I thought it would be, because I’m always running around with the kids. I never sit down – I’m on the move all day.’
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