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14th Mar 2024

This is why Eva Mendes keeps her kids and Ryan Gosling off her social media

Jody Coffey

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling have been together for over a decade

Eva Mendes may be a vibrant presence on Instagram, but she has a very valid reason for keeping her family life private.

The actress began dating Ryan Gosling in 2011 and they have welcomed two daughters together; Esmeralda Amada, born in 2014, and Amada Lee, born in 2016.

The couple keep their relationship very private, with Eva only confirming they pair were husband and wife in 2022 after many speculated on their status.

During the pandemic, the actress explained to her followers, who were keen to know why she kept her family offline, and why she has decided to keep her social media and family separate.

“I have always had a clear boundary when it comes to my man and my kids. I’ll talk about them of course, with limits, but I won’t post pictures of our daily life,” Eva explained.

“And since my children are still so little and don’t understand what posting their image really means, I don’t have their consent.

“And I won’t post their image until they’re old enough to give me consent. As far as Ryan and I, it just works for us this way, to stay private.”

However, while the couple may not put their children online, they do from time to time, share insights into their relationship.

For example, during Ryan’s Oscars performance of ‘I’m Just Ken’, Eva shared a sweet tribute to her husband online.

Dressed in a pink blazer and a cowboy hat, she wrote: “You took Ken all the way to the Oscar’s, RG.

“Now come home, we need to put the kids to bed,” she wrote.

Following the iconic performance, Ryan kissed a Barbie-themed ‘E’ charm necklace, which stands for Eva.