Eva Mendes Interview For The Violet Files | Photos
Eva Mendes Opens Up For the First Time About the Struggles of Motherhood
- On reading parenting blogs: "I try not to Google too many things because it is frightening. But I do go to babycenter.com and read the comment sections from other mothers because I find so much solace in that. Just knowing that I'm not alone out there and that other moms have gone through the same thing can at least get me through the night."
- On Esmeralda's name: "Ryan and I both love the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and just think it's a beautiful name. Amada was my grandmother's name. It means 'beloved' in Spanish."
- On her under-the-radar pregnancy: "Whether we like it or not, privacy is going to be very difficult for Esmeralda. I think it's unfair but that's our reality. So Ryan and I decided early on to give her as much privacy as we could. And my pregnancy was the first opportunity to give her that."
Source: Emma Summerton / Violet Grey