Reasons Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling Highly Value Their Privacy

“Without her sacrifices, I wouldn’t be standing here today,” he said, eyes locked on the camera. “Darling, I owe you my gratitude.” His next words were for his daughters, Amada and Esmeralda. “I love you,” he declared. Then, he dedicated his award to the memory of Eva’s brother, Juan Carlos Méndez Jr. Juan Carlos had passed away in April 2016, just 12 days before Amada’s birth.

Gosling is known for his privacy, making this moment all the more extraordinary. His personal life is usually off-limits in interviews. During a 2016 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he was asked about Christmas gifts for his family. His response? He charmingly sidestepped, expressing his desire to get a second Roomba to help the first one, which was always cleaning tirelessly.

Mendes, on the other hand, hasn’t been in a movie since 2015. The last one was Lost River, directed by Gosling himself. They filmed it back in 2013.

But don’t get it twisted. Mendes’ shift from acting to fashion and other ventures was intentional. One of these ventures includes her upcoming debut children’s book, Desi, Mami & the Never Ending Worries. Above all, she cherishes her role as a mother.