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Eva Mendes Opens Up About Giving Birth to 2nd Child The Same Week She Mourned Her Brother

Recently Eva Mendes opened up about mourning over the death of her brother and giving birth to her son at the age of 42, within the same week. You can read the complete interview in Latina Magazine Issue #79. 537ac603735a27cb2099aa01b5e04b9f

E News: The 42-year-old actress welcomed her second daughter with Ryan Gosling in May, Amada Lee Gosling, and also mourned the death of her older brother, Carlos Mendez, just a month earlier.

Mendez died in April after battling throat cancer, and was just 53 years old. The notoriously private mother of two opens up for the first time about the two significant life events in an interview with Latina.

“Losing my brother brought our family closer, and we were already close to begin with,” Mendes tells the magazine. “So, to just see everybody be there for one another and show up, I feel so lucky to have them. And then they were there for me when Amada was born. We had a funeral service for him and that same week I had the baby. So it was really, really intense and obviously 151116-news-goslingbeyond heartbreaking, but also kind of beautiful.”

In May, 35-year-old Ryan Gosling calling living with Mendes and his two daughters “heaven.”

“It’s like walking through a field of flowers every day. I live with angels,” he said during his appearance on Good Morning America.

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