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After having children with Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes reveals why she stopped acting.

Eva Mendes has revealed why she stopped acting.

In a recent episode of Today, broadcast on March 26, Eva Mendes openly discussed her enduring relationship with Gosling. Their paths crossed just before they shared the screen in the popular 2012 movie, The Place Beyond the Pines. Mendes shared that after the birth of their two daughters, Esmeralda, who is nine, and seven-year-old Amada, she felt confident that stepping away from the limelight of Hollywood was the correct choice.

“It was like a no-brainer. I’m so lucky, and I was like, ‘If I could have this time with my children,’” she said, before noting that she still works; she just “didn’t act” anymore.

“Because acting takes you on location, it keeps you away,” the Hitch star added.

Mendes acknowledged that she and her husband both have careers, noting that her work-from-home schedule allows Gosling to act.

“It was almost just like a non-verbal agreement that it was like, ‘OK, he’s going to work, and I’m going to work. I’m just going to work here,’” she explained. “He went, and he did his job. He just happens to be really good at his job. And he did it, and he came home.”

She continued to discuss Gosling’s work strategy, with a reference to how she shared a post on Instagram telling him to “come home” and help “put the kids to bed” after he attended and performed at the 2024 Oscars earlier this month.

She further elaborated on Gosling’s professional commitments, mentioning an instance where she posted on Instagram, urging him to “return home” and assist with “putting the kids to sleep,” following his attendance and performance at the 2024 Oscars earlier in the month.

“Because that’s what it’s about: you go, you do your job the best you can, and then you come home,” Mendes reiterated while discussing her Instagram post after the Oscars.

Mendes has previously discussed her decade-long hiatus from show business. She first admitted in a June 2022 interview on The View that her professional life extends beyond acting. This wasn’t her initial revelation about stepping back from the limelight.

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