Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling kept their baby news under wraps up until the very end of Mendes’ pregnancy, but it appears the new parents are now ready to share with the world more about they’re baby girl.
In a recent interview with Violet Grey‘s digital magazine, The Violet Files, Mendes opened up about the couple’s two-month-old daughter and revealed why they decided to name her Esmeralda Amada.
“We were really excited about naming her,” the Cuban-American actress explained. “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.”
Mendes also spoke about privacy and why her and Gosling decided to be as private as they could about their baby daughter. “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,” Mendes told the magazine.
To read more on Eva’s interview with The Violet Files, head over to VioletGrey.com.