Eva Mendes has opened up for the first time about being a first time mom.
She and partner Ryan Gosling hid from the spotlight and kept the pregnancy a secret but the actress has broken her silence over the newest addition to their family, Access Hollywood reports.
"I thought my wild nights were over but these are some of the wildest nights I've ever had," the actress joked in an interview with Violet Grey.
"Everything is a struggle for her. For instance, I haven't thrown up since the '90s and she's thrown up twice since we started this interview. Motherhood is cake compared to what it's like to be a baby," the "The Fast & The Furious" actress shared.
"Ryan and I both love the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and just think it's a beautiful name. Amada was my grandmother's name. It means 'beloved' in Spanish," she said.
The A-list Hollywood couple also knew that parenthood is tough, (she even admitted that she had trouble getting enough sleep at night) but decided to take care of Esmeralda themselves instead of getting a nanny.
She added that they were getting help from their family members including Esmeralda's aunts and grandmothers.
As to why they kept the pregnancy a secret for a long time, the "Hitch" actress explained that she wanted to keep things private and was eager to avoid the "stress" and "intrusive 'bump watch' obsession" of the media.
"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," Mendes explained.
"So Ryan and I decided early on to give her as much privacy as we could. My pregnancy was the first opportunity to give her that. It's such an intimate time for the mother, too," she continued.
Mendes knew that it would be hard to hide her growing baby bump the last few months of her pregnancy and wanted to avoid the stress that the media frenzy she would have undoubtedly attracted.
"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' obsession to be both intrusive and stressful. So I made a decision to eject myself from it completely. I was like, 'Annnnd I'm out.'"
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