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Eva Mendes on Shape Magazine April 2017 Issue

Eva Mendes on Skipping Award Season: "I'd Rather Be With Our Girls"

Eva Mendes on Shape Magazine April 2017 Issue

If you were wondering why Eva Mendes was nowhere to be seen while partner Ryan Gosling made his way around the award season circuit with his movie La La Land, we think we have the answer. The Cuban-American actress is on the cover of Shape magazine's April 2017 issue, and in the interview, she's opening up about balancing her life as a new mom of two. "What people don't know about me is that I love being home. Instead of hitting the red carpet, I'd rather be with our girls," Eva said about staying home with 2-year-old Esmeralda and 10-month-old Amada.

The private star might not talk much about her relationship with the Canadian actor, but she has no problem opening up about her favorite workout, glowing-skin beauty tips, and even her mom's Cuban cooking — she makes killer beans, apparently, and now we need her recipe! Scroll ahead for more quotes and photos from Eva's interview.

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