Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Eva de la Caridad Méndez



Birth Date

March 5, 1974


47 years

Zodiac Sign



Miami, Florida, United States


Hoover High School



Eva Mendes family members

Father's Name

Juan Carlos Mendez

Mother's Name

Eva Perez Suarez

Siblings names

Carlos Mendez (older brother), Carlo Mendez (younger half-brother), Janet Mendes Levy (older half-sister)

Is Eva Mendes a lesbian/bisexual?


What is Eva Mendes marital status?

In relation

Who is Eva Mendes husband?

Ryan Gosling

How many children does she have?

2 (Esmeralda Amada Gosling and Amada Lee Gosling)

Eva Mendes husband

Ryan Gosling (boyfriend since 2011)

rayn gosling and eva medes

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Date of birth: November 12, 1980

Due to her hot looks Eva Mendes gained popularity as a sex symbol. In her movies she usually looked like a classical femme fatale, a real heartbreaker. But being off the big screen, Eva Mendes was quite shy. She dated just a few times during the years of her career. In addition, she blushed, when Ellen DeGeneres asked her about Ryan Gosling at her show.

Eva and Ryan have been together for more than 6 years already. They welcomed 2 daughters, and Ryan described Eva as the ideal woman for him. But till now Gosling fans don’t agree with his choice. They still hope that Ryan will be with another woman – Rachel McAdams.

The chemistry between Ryan and Rachel was tangible even through the screen, when they filmed a classical romantic movie “The Notebook”. That film turned two young unknown actors into stars. And no wonder, they mixed acting with reality and continued dating in real life. That didn’t work, and they separated. But viewers still hope, that maybe one day they will be together.

Nevertheless, Ryan seems to be happy with his family life. “I have never thought, that creating family is a romantic thing, but in my life it happened in that way”, he said once. In fact, he had never thought, that life has so many other surprises for him too.

Ryan Gosling

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Ryan Thomas Gosling was born in London, Canada in the family of a paper mill worker (father) and a secretary (mother). He attended Lester B. Pearson High School in Burlington, but then became homeschooled because of troubled relationships with his classmates.

When Gosling was in his teens, his parents divorced. From that moment he lived with his mother and sister Mandi.

When Ryan left school, he decided to devote all his time to acting. The young cute boy was chosen among thousands of other applicants for the role in the series “Young Hercules”. In addition, during several seasons he participated in “The Mickey Mouse Club” alongside Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.

His first serious role was in the film “The Believer”. Henry Bean drama about a Jewish yeshiva pupil, who turned into a fanatical skinhead, made the viewers all over the world cry. After that Ryan Gosling name was heard more and more often in USA. That opened him the door to Hollywood.

After that the actor played in various films, including hits “Blue Valentine”, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”, “Only God Forgives” and many others.

One of his films brought Ryan a big meeting with Eva Mendes. They both were busy at the set of a crime drama “The Place Beyond the Pines”.

At first the couple tried to keep their love in secret, but then appeared in public on a romantic date in Disneyland. After that Eva and Ryan started to attend public events together. At first nobody believed in their big future, because two stars seemed too different. Eva is 7 years older than her boyfriend. But when Gosling invited his dazzlingly beautiful woman to his hometown and introduced her to his mother, everyone understood, the things were getting serious.

As for now, Ryan and Eva remain one of the most beautiful couples in Hollywood. They welcomed to this world two pretty daughters.

Eva Mendes kids

Esmeralda Amada Gosling (daughter with Ryan Gosling)

Esmeralda Amada Gosling (daughter with Ryan Gosling)

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Date of birth: September 12, 2014

Esmeralda Gosling is the first child of Eva Mendes and her long-term partner Ryan Gosling. Two actors keep their relationship out of limelight, that’s why when Eva attended Ellen DeGeneres show, being on early stage of her pregnancy, she didn’t tell about it. For that later Ellen jokingly named Eva “a liar”.

Esmeralda was born in Santa Monica, CA and has become the first child of both A list Hollywood stars. Parents try to keep the girl away from public attention, that’s why not so many Esmeralda pics can be found in media.

Currently the girl resides with her parents in their Santa Monica mansion, 15 minutes away from her grandmother Eva Suarez. She speaks both, English and Spanish and likes to eat her grandmother’s Cuban food.

Amada Lee Gosling (daughter with Ryan Gosling)

Amada Lee Gosling (daughter with Ryan Gosling)

Date of birth: April 29, 2016

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling couple was blessed with another cute kid – the daughter Amada Lee Gosling. The girl shares the name “Amada” with her older sister. That is quite typical for Spanish culture, which is close to Eva Mendes, to give siblings the same name. The actress chose the name “Amada” to honor her grandmother, whom she loved and respected.

Who are Eva Mendes parents?

Juan Carlos Mendez (father)

Date of birth: 1942

Juan Carlos Mendes is of Cuban origin. He immigrated to USA about 45 years ago, but still he doesn’t speak English properly and prefers to speak Spanish.

Juan divorced Eva’s mother, when the future movie star was still a school pupil. But they stayed connected, and now Juan is an inseparable part of Eva’s life. He helps her bring up her daughters and introduces the girls to Cuban culture to keep their family heritage.

Previously Juan Carlos was busy in meat distribution business.

Eva Perez Suarez (mother)

Eva Perez Suarez (mother)

In fact, it was Eva Perez Suarez, who inspired her daughter to become an actress. She served at Mann’s Chinese Theater in 1980s and very often took small Eva with her there. “I watched my mother in a long red dress, which female workers had to wear in the theater and thought, that she looked like a goddess”, the actress said in her interview to Violet Grey in 2014.

Eva Perez had to bring up her kids as a single mother after her divorce with Juan Carlos Mendez. And she did her task perfectly, becoming a role model for her daughter Eva, who later turned into one of the sexiest women in Hollywood.

Eva Mendes siblings

Juan Carlos Mendez Jr (older brother)

Juan Carlos Mendez Jr (older brother)

Date of birth: April 2, 1963

Date of death:  April 17, 2016

Juan Carlos Mendez Jr is Eva’s older brother. In 2016 he died from throat cancer just a couple of weeks before Ryan and Eva’s second daughter birth.

In fact, the movie star was very close with her brother. She was really frustrated, when heard the news about his terrible illness. Juan Carlos was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2014. He battled with the diseases, but lost to it.

Eva Mendes siblings

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Juan Carlos was honored by all his siblings through social media. Even his brother-in-law Ryan Gosling mentioned him in his speech at Academy Award ceremony.

Eva, who cared about her brother, being a mother of a toddler and a pregnant woman at the same time, hopes, that the new life – Amada – was sent as the gift from God after her brother’s departure.

From Juan Carlos side Eva Mendes had two nephews – Mia and Matt.

Becky (older sister or half-sister)

Eva Mendes sister

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Eva Mendes grew up with two older sisters and an older brother. It’s hard to tell, whether Becky is Eva’s full sister, or she is her half-sister from maternal side. But in any case, she has been the part of the actress’ life since the earliest years. Now Becky is voluptuous, and Eva keeps this fact in mind, while she is designing clothes for her fashion line. Becky helps Eva with her daughters, in return.

Janet Mendes Levy (older sister)

Janet Mendes Levy (older half-sister)

Eva Mendes sister Janet Levy proves, that great looks are in genes of all representatives of Mendes family. Janet has a daughter, who is in good terms with her famous aunt Eva.

Carlo Mendez (younger half-brother)

Carlo Mendez

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Date of birth: 1978

Carlo is the actress’s half-brother from her father’s relationships after his divorce to Eva Perez. Carlo likes his mother Caridad Corrales very much, and as he writes on his Instagram page, he is a real “momma’s boy”. His mother resides in Miami.

Carlo is an actor. Viewers know him as Eduardo from “Parks and Recreation”. He also played in bid screen movies “Opious”, “Beautiful Wave” etc.

Carlo was ranked as one of the most desirable bachelors by YM issue in 1998.

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