Eva Mendes Shares Rare Video Taken By Her & Ryan Gosling’s Kids
Teammates in the kitchen.
“Ryan’s the cook. He’s an incredible cook,” she told People in a profile published May 13. “I think that there’s a really nice balance to ‘you cook, I clean.’ And it just works for us.”
Confessing she’s also a bit of “control freak about the sink,” Eva, 48, said that she actually finds it therapeutic to tidy up the dishes.
“Life is so chaotic. But the one thing I can control is my house, my kitchen,” she shared. “So when I do the dishes it’s meditative for me. It really goes deeper than just cleaning up. It really gives me clarity. Clean sink equals clear mind for me.”
The Hitch star explained that growing up in a tiny apartment with lots of people made her appreciate when everything was in order.
“When the house was clean, it was like, ‘Hey, I just feel better,'” she shared. “Everybody felt better. So for me, it’s really emotional.”
Eva and Ryan—who began dating in 2011 shortly before they starred together in The Place Beyond the Pines—may have their kitchen routine nailed down, but things didn’t go quite as smooth when it came to entertaining their daughters Esmeralda, 7, and Amada, 6, at home during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
“Our kids were at a difficult age not to be able to see other kids and interact with people,