Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Live Like Ordinary People. They Cook, Clean, and Raise Their 2 Children Without Nannies

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Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are A-list actors who can afford a luxurious lifestyle, but this couple breaks all stereotypes. They prefer a modest and quiet life away from the camera flashes. Eva and Ryan handle chores like cleaning and cooking themselves and raise their children without a babysitter.

They live in a house with 2 bedrooms

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Ryan and Eva are A-list stars, but they live very humble lives. They are raising 2 daughters, but not in a huge mansion in Hollywood Hills. Instead, they live in a small apartment with 2 bedrooms. The actors want to give their kids a normal childhood, which is why they hide their lives from prying eyes and spend a lot of time out of town. There, they can walk with their kids without attracting too much unwanted attention.

They don’t have a babysitter

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Their oldest daughter Esmeralda is 9, and Amanda is 7. Gosling and Mendes don’t want a babysitter on principle, which is unheard of in Hollywood. The actors raise their kids themselves. And when they need help, they just ask Eva’s older relatives.

They are hands-on in the household

Eva and Ryan are a perfect couple. She loves cooking, and he loves cleaning. Mendes says that she is a “kitchen freak.” Her passion for cleaning turned into a business project. Eva became a co-owner of a company which produces anti-germ cleaning sponges.

They organized a home office for Eva

As a co-owner of a company, Eva has to make business calls. She does it all from home. “It’s a mess! I’ll be Zooming with various people throughout the day and I have no idea. I’ll see people kind of giggle, and I see my five-year-old, who just turned six, will be right behind me with her blankie and looking so cute.” So, the star set some ground rules: a closed door means that mom is working. But her kids still find “important” reasons to visit Mendes in her home office.

Parenthood is more important than their careers

Ryan Gosling has an acting career that keeps him busy, but he says that he is a father first and foremost, and only then he is an actor. Eva took a break from her acting career to devote her time to what she feels is the most creative thing in the world — motherhood.

Before the age of 9, the actress was surrounded by the love of her mom, and these years formed her as a person. Mendes is thinking about returning to the world of cinema, but her expectation of the future projects have changed. “I don’t want to do anything violent.”

They don’t take their kids to school

Gosling and Mendes chose to homeschool their kids. At first, Eva tried to teach her daughters herself, but she quickly gave up on the idea. Now, the girls have a tutor who teaches them at home and during trips. “We travel a lot and we’re lucky enough to have someone we travel with that can continue their education at this point, and what we do is we try to incorporate the city we’re in as much as possible.”

For a long time, Ryan and Eva didn’t formalize their relationship. In late 2021, rumors began circulating that they had finally become husband and wife. People started speculating after Eva posted a photo showcasing her new tattoo. The inscription on her wrist reads “de Gosling,” which means “Mrs. Gosling”.

A week later, Eva referred to Ryan as her husband in an interview. It’s likely that the couple had a private wedding, as they tend to keep such events low-key. “Everyone is so welcoming here, and my husband, Ryan, is here, and we are having the best time,” she told.

Lately, more and more celebrities are opting for a quiet family life and trying to keep their personal relationships out of the spotlight. For example, Julia Roberts with her family have even moved to a ranch for a more private and serene life.


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