Eva Mendes tries to keep her children off social media-at least for now. The 46-year-old actress recently explained why she hasn’t posted pictures of her longtime partner Ryan Gosling or their daughters Amada Lee, who turns 4 next month, and Esmeralda Amada, 5 1⁄2.
“I have always had a clear boundary when it comes to my man and my kids,” she wrote on Instagram, referring to a fan’s question. “I’ll talk about them of course, with limits, but I won’t post pictures of our daily life.”
The Hitch star continued on to express that because their girls are so young it doesn’t feel right to make assumptions about what they are and don’t feel confident online sharing.
“Since my children are still so little and don’t understand what posting their image really means, I don’t have their consent,” Mendes added. “And I won’t post their image until they’re old enough to give me consent.”
However, there’s one exception when it comes to sharing pictures of Gosling.
“As far as Ryan, I’ll only post flashbacks of things that are already ‘out there’ (like pics from movies we did or stuff like that),” the fashion designer posted last month in reply to a fan who said, “wouldn’t mind an appearance by Ryan on this page.” Mendes continued “My man and my kids are private. That’s important to me so thanks for getting that. Have a beautiful day. Sending so much love!”
Earlier this year, Mendes gave a peek into her home life and told to an entertainment portal that her daughters are already marching to the sound of their own drummers.“They are so their own women already. And it’s so beautiful to watch,” she said, adding that while she obviously wants to “protect them,” she tries not to” give my opinion too much about what they want.
“My 5-year-old cut her socks, the foot part off, and she likes to wear socks as sleeves,” Mendes said. “And the other day she wore underwear as a hat and I was like, ‘That’s amazing.’ I wish I could do that. I can’t.”