Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling have welcomed their second daughter, Amada


Less than a month ago, we learned that Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling were expecting their second child together. It was surprise, especially considering that Eva and Ryan are so privacy-obsessed that we hadn’t seen them together in a few years, and most of the tabloids insisted that they were on their last legs as a couple. They welcomed their first daughter, Esmeralda Amada Gosling, back in September 2014. And now, just weeks after we learned about Eva’s secret second pregnancy, we’ve learned that Eva has given birth to another girl.

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling just pulled off the biggest cover-up in Hollywood baby history — they had one 2 weeks ago, and hardly anyone even knew she was pregnant.

According to the birth certificate obtained by TMZ … Amada Lee Gosling was born April 29th at 8:03 AM. The baby was born at Providence St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica.

The mother on the birth certificate is listed as Eva De La Caridad Mendez. The dad is Ryan Thomas Gosling.

[From TMZ]

A repeat of the “Amada” name, which was Eva’s grandmother’s name. No word on the significance of “Lee,” although Lee is a common/popular middle name because it sounds nice with most first names. While I know the Amada name is significant to Eva, I totally believe that for years to come, Amada’s teachers are going to be calling her “Amanda.” Anyway, Eva and Ryan managed to do it again: have an almost entirely secret pregnancy and birth. They should teach classes on it. Congrats to them.

Here are some photos of Ryan yesterday afternoon, outside of Jimmy Kimmel’s studio. He’s gearing up to promote his new movie, The Nice Guys.



Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Locke Lamora says:

    Lovely name. I prefer it to Esmeralda.

    • Alix says:

      It is pretty. Though I agree teachers will be calling her “Amanda” forever…

      • Goats on the Roof says:

        Another site posted this story last night welcoming ‘Baby Amanda,’ so yeah…it’s already started.

      • swak says:

        To be honest, I read it as Amanda first, so I could see how it would happen. But as someone said down thread, most teacher’s won’t get it wrong. As a former teacher (and I’m still this way), I was sure to get the name right to the point if I didn’t know how to pronounce it (mostly last names), then I asked them to pronounce it first.

      • Cran says:

        Amada is a lovely name. I think it is beautiful that they have chosen to honor Eva’s grandmother by giving their children her name. Sharing her name is a wonderful remembrance and I wouldn’t be surprised if both daughters carried the tradition on with their own children.

        As for a teacher who cannot be bothered to learn how to spell and pronounce their students names perhaps as parents that may be an early indication that perhaps that person is not invested in their students. Many educators in my family and you don’t mess up your students names. It’s a little difficult to engage students if teachers can’t learn their names.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Same. I don’t understand why they would give the same name to both kids, though.

      • Josephine says:

        Growing up Catholic, I knew plenty of families who gave all of their kids the same or similar middle names (Mary or Marie for the girls, Paul or John for the boys). It’s not that unusual, and it’s their kids, so …

      • Toot says:

        Maybe it’s a cultural thing for Eva. My brother’s ex wife and her sister had the same first name(Maria), but we addressed both by their middle names. They are Hispanic like Eva.

      • raptor says:

        Yeah, definitely big in some Catholic families. My maternal grandmother’s family was Italian, and my grandmother’s middle name, Virginia, was also her younger sister’s first name.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        Is it a Catholic thing? Or is it a Southern European thing which later influenced South America? Because we are super Catholic and this would be very odd. Then again, we rarely have middle names, but even for christening names it would be odd to give kids the same one.

      • SamiHami says:

        Josephine nailed it. My lapsed-Catholic husband and his two brothers were given the same name-Paul.

      • Cee says:

        I think only some traditional names are repeated, but not a name like Amada (a name I’ve never heard of before). And if it is repeated, it’s never with the intention of calling both children by the same name.

        My mum and I share the same first name of Maria, but my sister does not have it. In my family at least Maria is a traditional name given to the first daughter, but we are both called by our middle names to the point I never use my first name.

        I have friends’ whose sisters have the name Maria somewhere in their name. In fact, I also know some men with Maria as a second name (José María; Pedro María, etc.). It’s not entirely common and it usually denotes the man belongs to a Catholic family, sometimes linked to the Opus Dei.

      • Saks says:

        @Cee, you are right about that practice being more common within uber Catholic circles (at least in my country).
        Also, when I was at primary school one of my classmates share her first name with her two sisters, something like Ana María, Ana Paula and Ana Ximena. The girls were called by their second name.

      • Cee says:

        @Saks – Yeah, it’s usually common in very, very Catholic families. In my country Maria is not considered a religious name, but a traditional/conservative name, perhaps in a way denoting social class more so than religious belief.

        In any case, I hope little Esmeralda adores her first name in order to avoid confusion with Amada.

      • Tanya says:

        My first name is my sisters’ middle name. I think it may be a Catholic thing.

    • Anett says:

      I agree, better than Esmeralda. Though I still wonder why celebrities can’t give a proper name to their babies.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        But both of these are proper names? Esmeralda is a bit telenovelaesque, but a proper name still.

      • anon says:

        Esmeralda and Amada are proper names though. I’d get if you said apple etc but both those names are real human names. I prefer esmeralda personally.

      • Anett says:

        I meant a normal, average name unlike Apple, North, West etc. should I go on?:-)
        Esmeralda as you said like a soap opera star. At this point better than having Pocahontas.

      • D says:

        A woman I went so school with just named her daughter Lolita, so in comparison both Esmeralda and Amada sounds wonderful.

      • BendyWindy says:

        Those are normal, average names. Just not in mainstream America. The world is bigger than that, thankfully.

        Also, Eba seems good at hiding pregnancy until the last minute. She should stop going out during those last months, lol.

      • nicole says:

        D – a woman I went to school with named her child Khaleesi…Lolita seems reasonable in comparison to me.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        A woman I went to school with named her kid Maričuy – a telenovela character but it combines letter you only find in our language (č) with letters you can’t find in our language (y).
        Khaleesi sound reasonable in comparison to me.

      • SamiHami says:

        But, Nicole-do you know the history of the name Lolita? I wouldn’t want to give a daughter that name just because of the pervy book and movie associated with it.

      • Anett says:

        Now, Esmeralda sound reasonable to me.:-)

        SamiHami has a point, certain names evoke certain associations. I second that.

      • nicole says:

        Yes, I know the name Lolita! It’s a scandalous name for sure. I think at this point it would be more shocking for someone to name their baby Sarah or Jessica 🙂

      • M.A.F. says:

        How is Esmeralda and/or Amada not a proper name? Because it’s not a white Western European name? Please.

      • Saks says:

        Both are normal names in Spanish, both less used in recent generations but definitely normal. The world is bigger than the US….

      • Starkiller says:

        @Bendywindy: about 1 in 5 people in provincial, ignorant “middle America” are of Hispanic descent, which means that they are also normal, average names in “middle America” that you felt the need to pointlessly bring up and slam twice on this thread.

      • BendyWindy says:

        @Starkiller, I’m confused by your comment. I didn’t slam either name and certainly didn’t slam them twice. I was trying to explain to Anett that both names are “proper, real names for humans and honor their mother’s heritage. The world is bigger than the USA, and just because those names aren’t in common usage where Anett lives, doesn’t mean they are weird.

        I think we agree, so why are you getting snippy with me?

      • TyrantDestroyed says:

        I’m not a big fan of their name choices but as far as normal and common those two names are in the Hispanic countries. Esmeralda is quite popular especially when a soap opera was a hit a couple of years ago and Amada used to be common during my grand parent’s generation.
        Since the girl has a Cuban mother is quite normal and common that she has a latin or hispanic given name. A lot of my friends in mixed cultural marriages do that.

      • Ennie says:

        I teach middle school in an Spanish speaking country. There is usually at least one Esmeralda per classroom. Also Perla and Rubi are quite common names, even if they are not religious. A friend of mine’s first name is Obdulia, but she goes by her middle name.
        Her father insisted in several of his offspring to have his uncommon name, Obdulio.
        I also have several sets of twins in my classes, and two of the boys have the same first name Carlos and also the set of girls do (Dayana).
        So it seems for some parents is not uncommon.
        Also, Amada is not that uncommon. The meaning of the name (being loved, loved one) is probably what made it so special enough to grant it to both of their children. There are also males with a version of the name, Amado Nervo, the poet has been one of them.

    • Wiffie says:

      I went to to school with an amada. She was Hispanic too, and flipping gorgeous. When I hear the name I just think insanely beautiful. Congrats to them! I have two girls too and it’s a trip!

      • SydneySnider says:

        I agree, Wiffie. I know a lady named Esmerelda, also of Spanish origin, and she’s also gorgeous. Her name suits her perfectly. The name reminds me of where I come from. These are traditional names in Eva’s culture, so I’m also with M.A.F. I’m Italian, and people thought my brother’s name, Mario, was too “ethnic”. The world is a big, big place. I love both the girls’ names.

        As a teacher, i hear all sorts, and all my colleagues make a point of getting the name right. When I’ve taught kindergarten, I’ve had the children sit in a circle. Each child then introduces herself and gives one piece of information: “Hello everyone. My name is Victoria and I love painting pictures for my mummy.” We do this every day for the first week, with the children giving a new piece of information each day. I’ve found it’s a great way of socialising the children, particularly if they hadn’t previously known each other from the neighbourhood or pre-school, and boots their confidence in speaking in front of a group, especially since they’ll be spending the year together. It also eliminates the need to (repeatedly) ask them to pronounce their names if the teacher’s not sure. On our enrolment forms, we also include a spsce for the child’s (or parents’) preference; the boy might prefer Tom instead of Thomas, for example. We also make lovely name tags which the children are given at orientation. In fact, one of my favourite jobs is preparing the lists for the name tags. I love names, so am always keen to see the new enrolees’ names. This year, I noticed a swing back to more traditional names, particularly for girls. (I apologise for my verbosity…)

      • Nilo says:

        @SydneySnider: Thanks for your post, you sound like a lovely teacher! 🙂

  2. Sam says:

    I don’t want to hear anyone say that keeping your kids out of the spotlight and keeping your personal life personal as a celeb can’t be done. These two have managed to do it as well as a few other couples. It CAN be done. But some couples thrive for all the attention. Anyways congrats Eva and Ryan!

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      It absolutely can be done. That’s why, for any celeb, if I see a pic of their kid, I’m convinced they allowed it.

      • Sam says:

        They did allow it because I know sites like the Daily Mail if they post a picture of a baby will blur out the kid if the parent doesn’t want their kid’s picture to be taken and then other sites like People/US Weekly won’t even post them. Like you could go online and find a picture of Ryan/Eva’s daughter or another example Blake/Ryan’s daughter but it would be from a third party site not a credible “news” site.

      • tracking says:

        +1 This is definitely refreshing.

      • Flowerchild says:

        @ Sam that’s not true the DF blurs out some photos of kids and then the next photo you will see a un blurred photo of the same child. I think it depends who writing the article.

        The DF did post a picture of Esmerelda last year.

    • Goldie says:

      I agree that it’s possible for celebs to keep their lives private. Although, in Eva’s case, I think the fact that she hasn’t worked in a couple of years made it easier. It’s a lot harder to hide a pregnancy if you have to show up to a movie set or you’re required to walk the red carpet to promote your work.

      Anyway, congrats to them both!

      • Jegede says:

        @Goldie –

        Very true.

        For instance Emily Blunt is not flaunting or parading her bump to everyone for clicks, she is however out there because she is working & promoting her movie.

        No way can she, or many other actresses, be like Eva Mendes and go underground for months on end.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        But we also have very few pictures of Emily’s kid, which can’t be said for some celebrities whose kids are constantly in our faces.

    • Anname says:

      It’s a lot easier when the woman is not in the public eye much. Ryan Gosling could be everywhere all the time and no one would know. But Eva steps out one time and she gets photographed with a pregnant belly. So I don’t think it’s fair to compare their situation with a couple in which the woman is more of a working actress/musician. Take Anne Hathaway for instance, did we expect her to stay indoors once she started showing? And is that a fair expectation? I don’t like it when celebrities sell their pregnancies with People articles and pictures of baby showers etc, but I don’t have a problem with famous women just going on with their normal lives while pregnant either.

      • Sam says:

        I think you guys are misunderstanding what I’m saying. I’m not saying to go out in hiding but I think there’s this notion that a celeb couple and their kids can’t have private life without all the paparazzi in their faces. When in reality it can be done. You know which couples want their privacy because if their photo does get taken, the kid’s face gets blurred out and a lot of times you won’t even see the pictures posted on a news site. It’s happened to Ryan and Eva before as well as Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. They’re just not milking their kids for publicity like other couples do especially the ones who want to put their kid on the cover of a magazine when they’re first born.

      • Naya says:

        Blake and Reynolds dont belong in the same breath as Eva and Gosling though. They did exploit their baby, from pregnancy announcement, to posting pics of the kid online to Reynolds using baby anecdotes to sell movies.

      • Jegede says:


        When did they post pics of their child online?

        And Gosling has just given a sweet anecdote about Esmerelda on Jimmy Kimmel, while promoting The Nice Guys, because like Reynolds he was asked about his kid. And I’m sure more will ask.

        But everyone as a different definition of exploitation I suppose.

      • Goats on the Roof says:

        I don’t think anyone is advocating for pregnant celebs to go into hiding. My comments were more aimed at how celebs act after the kid is here. Ryan and Eva have mentioned their first kid a few times, but I couldn’t tell you what she looks like. It will probably be the same with this one. Emily Blunt’s oldest child? I know her name is Hazel, but beyond that, nothing. Then, there are the celebs who put every birth on the cover of PEOPLE or Us, and we see their kids being paraded through LAX. We can say which one wears rocker tees and which one wears glasses and so on.

      • Sam says:

        @Naya not to get into all of this but how have Ryan and Blake exploited their baby girl? They haven’t posted a picture of her face on social media, they don’t walk around waiting to get papped with their kid and they certainly didn’t put her on the cover of a magazine. Blake’s pregnancy announcement happened last time because US Weekly decided to publish photos of her and Ryan while she was pregnant and they were on vacation and if you consider that picture of Ryan that Blake posted of him with James in the carrier exploiting their baby then what do you call all the couples who post selfies of their kid on social media?

        In my opinion the two Ryans along with Eva and Blake are some of the most private celeb couples there. Throw in Emily Blunt and John Krasinski in there as well.

      • teacakes says:

        @Sam – Reynolds and Lively, among the most private? Guess those Nescafe-shilling pap strolls c. their wedding didn’t happen, then. And now that he’s making bank of Deadpool he won’t have to stoop to that level again, which has to be a relief.

      • Sam says:

        @TeaCakes you’re talking about stuff that happened over 3.5 years ago. Was their wedding on the cover of a magazine? No. Was their baby on the cover of a magazine? No. Do you see them photographed regularly for a pap stroll? No. Do you know what their baby girl looks like? Or how they looked on their wedding day? No and no. At the end of the day they’re still celebrities and they get to choose the narrative. So if they wanted pap pics of themselves after their wedding that’s still their prerogative. I’d still consider them a very private couple when you look at a lot of the other celeb couples around. Compared to them they’re private. Even the media calls them one of the most private couples in Hollywood. Try again though.

    • Steph says:

      @Sam, it really annoys me how celebs will actually complain about the paps when they are the ones calling them and then giving their approval to release unblurred photos! So fake. Garner, I’m looking at you.

      • BendyWindy says:

        It is more common for children’s photos to be blurred in Europe (it may be the law?). In the UA, photos can be taken of celebrity children any time they’re in public and they can be published, unblurred, and their parent don’t have to (and are not typically asked) give permission. That doesn’t mean that some celebs don’t call the paps, but it also doesn’t mean all celebs do.

      • Flowerchild says:

        @ BendyWindy

        Exactly just like you can find the same photos at one site blurred and on another site up blurred, It all depends.

        I believe for the most part celebrities can keep their lives and kids private, but they will get pop by the paparazzi every now and again. It’s the celebrities kids that are photograph on the daily Are the once calling or give the ok.

      • claire says:

        They’re blurred in Europe because of the laws there. It’s not the law here in the US, so you’re making a correlation to parental consent that doesn’t exist.

    • Flowerchild says:

      I’m still finding this funny when not to long ago people were accusing Eva of calling the paparazzi for photo ops or how some believe Esmerelda doesn’t exist because Eva or Ryan are never photographed with her.

    • QQ says:

      Over To You Jennifer ” They are hounding my children” Garner

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Sadly, I HAVE seen paps hound children. Just because they aren’t making the kids wear disguises and duck down in the backs of cars (which is also traumatizing) doesn’t mean that they deserve to have their kids harassed and stalked.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      1. They couldn’t keep it private, though! The birth of their 2nd child and her name is now public information. TMZ has someone at the courthouse that scans records, as well as moles at hospitals. If a celeb files any kind of paperwork, TMZ shares the information.

      2. Being that #1 is the inevitable conclusion, some celebs chose to address the issue head on instead of waiting for the shoe to drop (aka the paperwork to be discovered by TMZ).

  3. Pinky says:

    How to keep your private life private. Good on them. They’ve probably gotten married and divorced a few times too.


    • minime says:

      LOL most probably they did…they are that good at keeping what is private private.

  4. Ally says:

    Am I the only one who thinks it’s odd to reuse the grandmothers name for both kids?

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      I said something similar upthread and got a snarky response. I do find it weird.

    • Mgsota says:

      I personally wouldn’t do it…but I guess that name is very important to Eva. My cousins all have the same middle name…Matthew. Even the girl.

    • Suzz54 says:

      I have a niece and nephew (same parents) named Brian and Brianna. I think that’s weird…so yes I agree, Amada for both girls is a tad strange.

      • pf says:

        M y aunt named her kids Michael and Michelle, which I thought was a bit unfortunate. Also, a family friend named her two sons John and Jack, which is basically the same freakin’ name. I think some people just lack creativity. But in Eva’s case her grandmother’s name must be important to her. I wish you would just continued using it as a middle name though.

      • lisa says:

        i have a friend who has kids john and jack and IS TOTALLY SHOCKED every time someone says that is the same name, which is basically every time she meets a new person

      • scone says:

        I have a friend with a Harry and a Henry. I dont get it. 🙁

    • swak says:

      I guess I don’t find it odd. My mom and her aunts have a common name of Irene – middle and first. My middle name is Irene as is my youngest granddaughter’s. Amada is Esmeralda’s middle name, so don’t see the problem. Also, does everyone remember that George Foreman named all his male heirs George. There was also a set a twins where I taught with the names Therese and Therese H.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      I’m Larry. This is my sister Amada. This is my other sister Amada.

      Fans of Bob Newhart probably went straight where I did when I saw the name.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      I find it odd too.

    • Erica_V says:

      No you’re not the only one, I think it’s weird too.

  5. Nancy says:

    Unusual name first thing I thought of was Ramada Inn….lol. It’s pretty, although I disagree with some of those above, I think Esmerelda is a pretty old fashioned name and I have actually heard of it as opposed to Amada. Anyway, it’s their kid, congrats..

  6. Jegede says:

    Congratulations to them.

    I’m would guess Lee would be used as her first name rather then Amada.
    Only guessing so because it seems to de rigueur.

    A girl I went to Uni with named Lee had it as her middle name, but used it as her first name.
    So did Jackie Kennedy’s sister, Lee Bouvier Radziwill – her first name is actually Caroline, but she went by middle name Lee instead.

    • Jayna says:

      Eva Mendes was born to Cuban parents. It seems more likely to me that the lovely name Amada would be used because of Eva’s heritage and why she’s chosen first names for her children that reflect that.

    • Jegede says:

      But according to the poster above, Toot, who is of the same heritage as Mendes, her family members are addressed by their middle names too and not their first names.

      And non-Latin families do this as well

      So it seems to me that it could go either way.

      • Bridget says:

        That poster referenced their brother’s first wife as their source.

        Some people are addressed by their middle names. Some aren’t. It just depends on the individual and depends on the name.

      • Jegede says:

        But I’m sure she’s met her brother’s first wife and other family since. And another poster said the same thing, and yes I believe them.

        I also already said it could go either way re-names.
        It’s not that serious for me anyhow.

      • minime says:

        I’m from a latin country and while I was always called by my first name, my sister was always called by her second name…so, there’s that. It is usual for us to have 2 first names and the parents chose the one they want to consistently use. Also many people might choose to use the other name at some point in their life. My sister didn’t like her second name that much, so when she reached the University years, she only used her first name…flexibility is everything! 😉 After we marry we might have 5 names if not more (2 firstnames, surname of the mother, surname of the father, surname of the husband), so there’s a lot to choose from…sometimes it’s tiresome it to people that only have one first name and one surname (and sometimes I do love the simplicity of only two names!!)

        Plus, my brother and my father have exactly the same name (the two first names) and my sister named her child with the same first name as his father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle. All of them have another second name and use one or the other as their consistent “main” name, regardless of the position. Long post, just thought it could be interesting 😉

  7. Dana m says:

    I suppose because I am a Spanish speaker, I didn’t confuse Amada for Amanda.

    Both Amada and Esmeralda are lovely names.

    Congratulations to the proud parents!

    • GiGi says:

      No one will confuse Amada for Amanda because, contrary to this article’s supposition, people aren’t idiots. Certainly teachers will have more experience with less common names than most of us. I can’t imagine any teacher calling a student by the wrong name, especially in this day and age when names like Michael and Emily are the exception.

      • FF says:


        Nevermind that they’re the children of two well-known actors.

      • SamiHami says:

        Unless you spell them Myhkheall and Ehmahleigh, Gi Gi

      • Bridget says:

        It doesn’t matter what you name a kid, someone will always find a way to mispronounce and mis-spell it.

      • Magnoliarose says:

        They will mispronounce it sometimes. My first name is always misspelled or people add letters that aren’t there. My children have unusual names but they have special meanings as these do for them. Most people react positively when they are corrected.

      • imqrious2 says:

        I have to say, that as a teacher (for 30 yrs), if I couldn’t pronounce the name, I asked the student, and I would spell it phonetically on the attendance card to remind myself of the pronunciation.

        As for correctly spelling the name, I have to admit, sometimes it took up till Halloween for me to spell it correctly all the time lol

    • Naya says:

      Esmerelda IS a lovely name, I dont know why people are hating on it above.

  8. HeyThere! says:

    I think she wanted to honor her grandma the first time, then didn’t know she would have another daughter. Then she was like let’s name her Amada since we are having another. No biggie but I wouldn’t do it. Same middle name is normal but first borns middle name to be second borns first name not so normal.

  9. teatimeiscoming says:

    I think keeping things private is helped by the fact that very few people are interested in what Eva Mendez is up to

    • Kitten says:

      LOL Thank you!
      Does anybody even care? I think the last movie she made was the one with Gos right?

      • teatimeiscoming says:

        I cant even remember a movie –other than that Fast and the Furious sequel– with her in it. I mean, good for them, of course, but it’s not like she’s the #1 Movie Star with legions of fans.

    • teacakes says:

      it’s not just the lack of interest in her though. I mean, Cate Blanchett is far more famous and a target of pap interest but you never see pics of her kids either.

      Even younger stars like Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan do a champion job of disappearing for months at a time even at the height of their fame. Hell, the Brangelina also go under for ages – proof positive that if you don’t want to be found, there are ways to make that happen.

    • Jegede says:

      @Kitten & @teatimeiscoming
      And there are many pics of Keira Knightely both pregnant and with her child, both online and in magazines.
      So she’s someone who managed (s) to be found a lot.

      Good for her. Doesn’t bother me.
      Only funny enough she’s not called a famewhore(!!) for it.

  10. paolanqar says:

    No Way! How is that even possible!
    How is it possible to get pregnant and have a baby without being papped all the time.
    or eat without taking a 1000 pics of the food on your plate.
    Or go to the gym without taking selfies?
    I didn’t think it was possible!
    *insert sarcasm here*

  11. Chelly says:

    I think he is so handsome. I love his style & his looks. Mm mm mm. Anywaaay, lol….good for them & the newest addition💜

  12. Mimz says:

    Congrats to them, they are clearly making it work and I’m happy for them.
    The only thing that weirds me out is, if celebrities can be spotted nearly everywhere these days, considering that people have cellphones at hand, does this mean they stay in the house most of the days? I can’t even imagine the amount of effort it must take for one to fly under the radar with a 6 to 9month pregnant belly.
    Anyway I’m glad they manage to do it, they are clearly happier that way.

    • Emma33 says:

      Yes, that’s what I’m wondering as well. Does she just not go out of the house after she starts showing? I just can’t believe that someone in a gym or on the street wouldn’t just take a cell-phone photo of her with a bump!

      Are there photos out there of their first child?

      • Mimz says:

        Not that I’ve ever seen or heard of. It must be madness… or they live far from the spotlight and can go to parks and restaurants where people respect their privacy.

      • FingerBinger says:

        There was a halloween photo but Esmeralda had a mask or paint on her face. You couldn’t see what see looked like.

  13. vanessa says:

    It’s sooo refreshing to see non thirsty celebrities in Hollywood.

  14. Jayna says:

    Amada, what a beautiful name. Love it.

  15. Greenieweenie says:

    Amada makes me think of some Latin declension for the word for love. The one whose name looks like a typo is Amandla, if you ask me.

    I love the names Esperanza and Esmeralda (Esme is such a pretty nickname). Pretty much anything classic or traditional floats my boat; idk why whatever is trending instantly sounds like a crap name to me. Someone should research visceral reactions to names.

    • Mimz says:

      I like the name Esmeralda too and I love the nickname Esme too. My native language is portuguese, so Amada also means Loved. And although it’s an “old” name, it’s a pretty name.

    • Bridget says:

      I think Amada would be “beloved”

    • Starkiller says:

      “Amandla” is a Zulu word that roughly translates to “power”.

      • Greenieweenie says:

        Maybe knowing that will help me quell the urge to cross the “l” out of her name. It blends in with the d and just looks like whoever wrote the name on the birth certificate just had bad handwriting.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I love the name “Esmeralda” because my fave Disney movie (and yes I’ve read the book! multiple times) is Hunchback of Notre Dame.

      Esmeralda, the gypsy, was kickass!

  16. Steph says:

    There is interest in Ryan and Eva. It’s very impressive that they’ve managed to stay so private. Kinda makes you wonder, doesn’t it? I am now thoroughly convinced that a lot of these people are calling the paps.

    • bammer says:

      Yes they do including Eva when she’s not pregnant.

      • Kitten says:

        Exactly. JMO but I think this is Ryan’s need for privacy more than Eva’s.

        I also think that they’re (wisely) trying to protect their relationship/family from the Gosling stanbase.

        Combine that with the fact that Eva’s pregnancies were considered high-risk and it was probably recommended by her doctor to avoid any high-stress situations.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      Yes they do. They can be undercover if they choose. That is why their cries about privacy sometimes seems questionable.

      Elizabeth Olsen I’m looking at you.

      • teacakes says:

        Elizabeth Olsen could take a cue from her own sisters and senior Avengers costar, MK and Ashley/Scarjo are never papped unless they want to be.

      • Magnoliarose says:

        Yes totally teacakes. It is not impossible to have a normal enough life even if you are famous. If you want to. Paps go after the stars whose photos fetch a big paycheck not just any person. Many try to act like they are hounded when many of the pap strollers just aren’t.

  17. Flower says:

    Relationship goals! They seem like a perfect couple. They have the right thinking when it’s comes to being in the spotlight. They are clearly awakened to the damage fame can cause children and that being fame isn’t all what it’s cracked up to be . They do their work and go home.

  18. minime says:

    Amada just means “the loved one” in latin. Is really a beautiful name and probably very fitting for both parents culture (could be considered Hispanic but still sounds good in English). I really like them as a couple. They show that a high profile couple can make it through the business without having their life splashed on the magazines. And to all the haters that will tell they can’t be called “high profile”, Ryan Gosling is big for both of them (he’s considered and paid as one of the top actors of his generation) and Eva Mendes is not properly unemployed (like Elsa Pataky, who keeps appearing everywhere)…so yeah, no matter how much people dislike her, she is working her relationship in a really classy way!

    • Jsilly4e says:

      Mini me What a nice comment! Very refreshing. Agree 100%

    • fgvbhjn says:

      Amada is a Spanish name, you know Spain in Europe… Ryan is a white European, so yeah its probably very fitting for both cultures XD

      • minime says:

        a spanish name is not european culture…
        source: me, european, not from Spain, who would obviously not name my child a spanish name or a nordic one, since it’s totally far away from “my culture” 😉

  19. Xav says:

    It’s impressive how private they are.. I wonder if Rachel McAdams regrets not having kids with him, he seems great and she doesn’t even have a boyfriend.

  20. Kitten says:

    I would still totally do Ryan.

  21. Magnoliarose says:

    Not crazy about the names but I like them as a couple.

  22. Bridget says:

    I know we snark on everything here, but I think folks are reaching when it comes to the names. Esmerelda and Amada are lovely. And they’d probably be called Esme and Ama, 2 perfectly fine nicknames.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      The names are unique without being ridiculous.

      And there are other cultures/countries BESIDES America.

  23. Saks says:

    Congrats to them! Today is Mother’s Day in Mexico so also congratulations to every mom out there!

  24. sauvage says:

    I love how they never react to any gossip rag stories about their inevitable break-up, instead just quietly going about their life together, and building a family. Congratulations, Eva and Ryan!

  25. Brittney says:

    Now they have to bring it full-circle and name a third daughter Lee Esmeralda!

  26. da says:

    I’m tired of these two. You shouldn’t become a actress/actor if you want to live a life of privacy. That’s part of the job. I don’t think much people care about them or him like before since they stay (too far) away from the public.

    • Jess says:

      I used to feel that way too, but acting and your private life have nothing to do with each other. One is pretend and a job and the other is personal, they don’t owe the public anything, especially now that they have two children to shield, they have every right to protect their children.

  27. Jess says:

    This is perfect proof that celebs can actually keep their lives private when they want to!

  28. HeyThere! says:

    Is it pronounced (Am-a-dah)

  29. HeyThere! says:

    That was suppose to have a few question marks????*****

  30. Marianne says:

    I personally wouldnt re-use the name since she already used it for her first…but whatever floats her boat.

  31. JRenee says: