Eva Mendes Says Her Daughter Is the Reason She Took a Break From Social Media


Eva Mendes hasn’t been active on Instagram for about a month—and now we know why.

In a new post from January 23, the actor and mother of two girls—Esmeralda Amada, 6, and Amada Lee, 4—revealed that she was rebuked by one of her kids for being on the phone “too much.”

“Let your kids call you out. It’s not disrespect. It’s healthy,” read a text-post by @latinxparenting that Mendes shared to her feed on Saturday. “Kids can be so fiercely aligned with their value that they will take nothing less than the respect they deserve. They will take no BS. Not even from you. Congratulations, you are raising an empowered child. 

In her caption, Mendes shared a recent discussion she had with her own empowered child. “I haven’t posted lately because my little one told me I was on the phone too much,” Mendes explained. “I could tell she was taking it personally. And she’s a kid, of course she’d take it personally. They take things personally unless we go out of our way to make it clear to them it’s not personal.”

The actor continued, “So we had good talk, I apologized and I promised her I’d be mindful,” Mendes continued. “I realized that just because I’m always home with them doesn’t mean I’m always present. ❤️”

Eva Mendes, who raises her little girls with her longtime partner, Ryan Gosling, who she met on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines in 2011. The actor recently out about struggling to create boundaries on social media and explained why she no longer posts new photos of Gosling or her kids on her Instagram feed. 

“I struggle with social media but I love the constant connection with women,” she wrote in a reply to a fan in March 2020. “As far as Ryan, I’ll only post flashbacks of things that are already ‘out there’ (like pics from movies we did or stuff like that). My man and kids are private.”


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