Ryan Gosling Talks Girlfriend Eva Mendes And Christmas With Daughter Esmeralda

Ryan Gosling seems very happy with his new family. Gosling and his girlfriend Eva Mendes welcomed their daughter Esmeralda Amada on September 12, 2014, and according to Gosling, this is the first time his little Esme is going to be able to enjoy Christmas.

Gosling, who also gushed about his daughter’s mother Eva Mendes, shared the following in the holiday season to Hello! Canada.

“This will be our first Christmas where [Esmeralda is] sort of taking it all in, so that’s exciting.”

Usually the couple goes out of their way not to talk about their private lives together, but it seems like Gosling and Mendes are loosening up a bit.

When The Big Short actor recently hosted Saturday Night Live, he sent a shout of to Eva and “Esme” as he calls her, before the show closed.

Gosling opened up about his love for Eva to the magazine as well.

“I know that I’m with the person I’m supposed to be with.”

When asked what he looks for in a woman, Gosling stated, “That she’s Eva Mendes. There’s nothing else I’m looking for.”

Another tidbit that came out of the interview is that they don’t exactly agree on music. Gosling, who is much more into independent rock music, stated that Eva Mendes is totally into Hanson, at least their holiday album.

“She’s obsessed with the Hanson Christmas album!. No disrespect to Hanson, they’re very talented kids, but I think I’ve heard that record enough. I’m sure it will be on a loop this Christmas as well.”

As for Eva Mendes, the actress, who met Gosling on the set of The Place Beyond The Pines, opened up about her home life. Back in March, the actress told Extra about her role as a mother, and how it’s opened her eyes to how much her own mother has given her.

“Now I understand so much, my mother’s never gotten more ‘I love you so much mommy’ texts, I mean, randomly… ya, I get it now.”

That said, at the time Esme slept through the night, but Eva wasn’t holding her breath that her sleeping schedule would stay the same. “You never know, right, something random can happen and she’s just suddenly not sleeping through the night and you’re like, wait, I thought we were sleeping through the night, what’s up?!”

“Why does it always happen at three or four in the morning?!”

It seems like Ryan Gosling is also taking fatherhood in stride. During his interview with Hello! Canada, Gosling said that fatherhood “isn’t rocket science.” He also revealed that he’s a feminist because he has a daughter. It’s not a surprise to hear that Gosling is a hands on father.

A few weeks ago Eva revealed to the TODAY show that he does get to change his own share of diapers. She doesn’t see it as a “plus” these days, and thinks that more men should take a page out of Ryan’s book.

Mendes went on to say that she loves being able to set an example for her daughter and thinks of her as a compass for her.

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes have been dating for four years, even though most of their relationship was kept in secrecy. Tabloids only found out about Eva’s pregnancy when she was eight months pregnant with Esmeralda.

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