Eva Mendes Opens Up About Falling In Love With Ryan Gosling In Rare Interview About Their Love Life

Kelly Butler

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling met on the set of The Place Beyond The Pines in 2013 and quietly fell in love while filming the movie. Since that time, the gorgeous couple has been pretty hush-hush about their relationship, but now Mendes has opened up about their love life in a new interview for Women's Health Magazine.

Mendes shared that if you asked her over five years ago -- during the time before she met Gosling -- her life and her goals looked a lot different. She revealed that having children was "the furthest thing" from her mind, but then gushed about how that all changed since meeting The Notebook actor. Now, the mom-of-two embraces her constant disorganization and the fact that her life has been turned upside down since having children, and she's just fine with that.

"Ryan Gosling happened. I mean, falling in love with him. Then it made sense for me to have…not kids, but his kids. It was very specific to him."

The Hitch actress also gushed about the family's support system, which includes her mother, and Gosling's own mother and sisters. She shared that they wouldn't be able to run so smoothly without their assistance and that the little "village" they've created is a huge reason she's able to get so much done in her day.

"My heart goes out to women who do this alone. I basically come from a single-parent household; although I love my dad, my mom mostly raised four of us on her own," Mendes added.