Is Eva Mendes more of a controlling, bossy hen-pecker than Reese Witherspoon?


Here are some photos of Eva Mendes in LA, coming out of a hair salon a few days ago. Of all of Eva’s features, I do admire her hair the most I think. She’s got a great body too, of course, but her hair is just gorgeous.

Anyway, I was looking for an excuse to use these photos, and lo and behold, Star Magazine has a hilarious and insulting story which made my day/aggravated me to no end. The premise of the story is “there are so many bossy, henpecking, controlling women in Hollywood.” Eva is apparently one of those women. She’s bossy. She’s controlling. She decides what Ryan Gosling will wear and how he’ll wear it:

Ryan Gosling may be the hottest actor in Hollywood, but he isn’t allowed to leave the house until girlfriend Eva Mendes gives him the OK.

“Eva does all Ryan’s clothes shopping for him and tells him what to wear, all the way down to what buttons he should or shouldn’t button on his shirts,” says an insider. “She likes to be in control.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

Eva Mendes is in charge of all of the buttons. Eva Mendes will tell you not to wear those pants. You know what this reminded of? The fact that since Ryan has been with Eva, he’s been doing that on-trend buttoned-up collar with no tie look. I HATE that look. It makes men look too fussy and preening. If you’re going to go without a tie, don’t button every button.

Would you like to know more about the bossy, controlling, henpecking ladies of Hollywood? This one is another favorite:

Reese Witherspoon has one simple rule for hubby Jim Toth: Speak when you are spoken to! “Jim knows when and when not to speak, based on a set schedule Reese has made,” an insider reveals. “Jim will do anything in his power not to upset his wife… and when she doesn’t want him to speak, he shuts up.”

[From Star]

This reminded me of Jim’s sad argument with Reese after his drunk wife had been arrested after shrieking about her American Citizenship in Georgia. He just sounded defeated and she sounded like she was ready to burn down a building. Is that really their dynamic though? I don’t know. I do think Reese would probably sell Jim out quickly and with ease if it meant advancing her career, but surely she lets him speak?

Star also says that Naomi Watts has given Liev Schreiber a “curfew” and that Armie Hammer’s wife Elizabeth thought Johnny Depp was a “bad influence” so she kept Armie on an especially short leash. Oh, and Gwyneth Paltrow is super-controlling too. Apparently she’s talked about how she sets the rules in her house before, saying: “Could you imagine what woukd happen if a man was in charge of all that stuff?” Ah, so many stereotypes. I’m actually shocked that Angelina Jolie was not included in this list. Probably because Star considers her brand of controlling, bossy villainy the wrong kind of playful, short-leash imagery they were going for.




Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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19 Responses to “Is Eva Mendes more of a controlling, bossy hen-pecker than Reese Witherspoon?”

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  1. Alexandria says:

    Who knows? Maybe these men like to be controlled. I know my ex-boyfriend did (that’s not why we broke up though lol)…he loved it when I took him by the proverbial balls and told him what to do. The only place he bossed me around was in the bedroom 😉

    • Ginger says:

      LOL! You just described my marriage! I agree some men like it when their partners are bossy.

    • Just says:

      I life far away but i think im dating ur EX, LOLZ!!!

    • moon says:

      Totally agree! Most men I know LIKE being bossed around (within limits). It’s a euphemism for being mothered. Also, maybe some of these men needed to be kept on a leash, if they had a propensity for fooling around.

      I’m surprised RDJ’s wife isn’t on this list.

  2. Cecilia says:

    I would say YES. It is written all over her face.

  3. Just says:

    But Eve never acts like America’s sweatheart.

  4. Ctkat1 says:

    She does have great hair. Her Pantene endorsement is one of the better celeb/product fits.
    As for the bossiness, eh. Reese & Jim are the only ones we’ve gotten a “behind the curtain” peek at, but they were drunk and agitated. I tend to think that when a woman expresses an opinion, it gets called “bossy” or “controlling.” Linda Holmes on the NPR blog wrote a great article about this as it pertains to Survivor, that when a woman told her husband “let’s do X” Jeff Probst immediately asked “Does she always tell you what to do?” And then later in the same scene when a different man gave his wife an order of “go and do X” and repeated it 4 times in a row, nobody said boo. A woman making a suggestion to her husband is bossy and controlling, a man repeatedly ordering his wife to do something is a good strategist.

  5. CaribbeanLaura says:

    Oh hollywood, so you can’t be a woman without being a bossy, nagging B@*ch? *rolls eyes* that being said, I find that Eva Mendes comes across as cold and kinda distant in her interviews and in pics and stuff. I may be totally wrong (since I don’t know her at all), but something just seems strange.

  6. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I wouldn’t trust fashion advice from someone wearing a Canadian tuxedo.

    But that’s just me…

  7. JJ says:

    Ryan Gosling the hottest actor in Hollywood???? More like the biggest joke in Disneyland!

  8. Mingy says:

    that doggy is giving me the sads, does not look happy at all.

  9. Michhh says:

    Why does she take her dog to the salon?

  10. Bridget says:

    Who takes their dog to the salon?

  11. TheOriginalWaffle says:

    That look is called the “air tie.”