Eva Mendes' throwback revelation: Why she skipped the red carpet with Ryan Gosling

    In 2017, Eva Mendes stole the limelight without stepping on the red carpet. Opting for motherhood over Hollywood's glare, Eva's past revelations on priorities still resonate today.

    <p>Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling (Source: The Independent)</p>

    Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling (Source: The Independent)

    There's no doubt that Hollywood's glittering red carpets are a playground for stars. But back in 2017, Eva Mendes, the then 43-year-old stunner, chose to shun the limelight and made her priorities clear. With Ryan Gosling at the helm of La La Land, the world expected to see his leading lady, Eva Mendes, right by his side, especially during the awards season. But she was noticeably absent, even when Gosling was raking in nominations left and right. And the reason? “What people don’t know about me is that I love being home,” Mendes disclosed. "Instead of hitting the red carpet, I’d rather be with our girls."

    Mom life over Hollywood hype

    Eva's decision to stay away from the red carpet wasn't about shying away from the public. It was about embracing a role she cherishes – being a mother to Esmeralda and Amada. The dazzling diva of films like Hitch gave us a heartfelt glimpse into her life when she said, “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."

    But like many moms, Eva faced the constant hustle. Balancing her love for Cadbury eggs and her simple diet of salmon, quinoa, and salads, she yearned for a more relaxed dinner time. “What I am looking forward to is the time when dinner becomes a sit-down situation again," she confessed, “Right now I’m in survival mode with two babies, eating on the go.”

    Eva Mendes (Source: Getty Images)

    Eva Mendes: The glitz-free Hollywood gem of 2017

    As time fast forwards, Eva's 2017 sentiments stand as a testament to the fact that Hollywood's biggest stars are, after all, humans with real emotions and priorities. While Eva and Ryan continue to be one of Tinseltown's most adored couples, her choices back then resonate even louder today – sometimes, the brightest stars shine away from the spotlight.

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