Eva Mendes Says She Wants Privacy For Her Baby Daughter

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For the first time after giving birth to daughter Esmeralda, Eva Gomes talked to digital magazine Violet Grey about motherhood and why she and Ryan Gosling want their child to be raised away from the spotlight.

“I’m completely exhausted. I thought my wild nights were over but these are some of the wildest nights I’ve ever had.”

The gorgeous 40-year-old Ghost Rider star opened up about her reasons for wanting privacy for Esmeralda – ever since she was in her mommy’s tummy.

“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. So Ryan and I decided early on to give her as much privacy as we could. And my pregnancy was the first opportunity to give her that. It’s such an intimate time for the mother, too. 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.'”

Eva also revealed how they decided on a name for baby Esmeralda.

“We both love the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame and just think it’s a beautiful name. Her middle is Amada, which was my grandmother’s name. It means ‘beloved’ in Spanish.”

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