Eva Mendes is speaking out in response to a fan who questioned Ryan Gosling‘s role as a parent.
The 46-year-old actress is always very interactive with fans in the comments section of her Instagram posts and she gave an honest response to the question.
“Hi Eva, hope you will answer to my question. I really love you, really I do, but yesterday under your lastest I saw that someone had thought what sometime I tought about your post. I mean sometime you seems a struggle single mother and we know that you have a man, but the way you write, I mean, seems that your husband let the hard job to you and he doesn’t help you,” the fan wrote.
Eva and Ryan, 39, have been together since 2011 and they are the parents of two daughters – Esmeralda, 5, and Amada, 4.
“Hi! Thanks for your honest comment. So here’s my very honest answer,” Eva wrote in response to the fan. I love women. I’m a girls’ girl. I love connecting to women. That’s mainly why I have this page. So when I say I’m a ‘tired mama’ and want to connect to other ‘tired mamas’ it’s not about excluding the fathers or other caregivers that do so much. It’s just me connecting to other women but in no way does it de-value what papas do. And why I don’t talk about Ryan and all the wonderful things he does as a father is because I keep that part private.”
“I don’t want to involve him or how he parents because I don’t feel comfortable crossing that boundary that I have set for myself,” Eva continued. “I feel it’s best that I continue to disclose what I’m comfortable with but not involve him or my kids too much. It’s not about being cagey or weird, it’s just about staying private in a public space. Does that make sense? Hope so. Because this is my honest answer and I really do love connecting to you women. Happy to explain further. Sending so much love.”
Eva also responded to more comments in that same thread, which you can see in the gallery.
In another recent comment on Instagram, Eva explained why she won’t post any images of her children to her page.