Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling began dating in 2011 shortly before they starred together in The Place Beyond the Pines. However, they have faced many ups and downs in their relationship. Meanwhile, recently, Eva Mendes revealed she and long-term partner Ryan Gosling split responsibilities when it comes to tackling household chores, admitting she’s a total ‘kitchen freak.’
In an interview with People, Mendes shared, “Ryan’s the cook. He’s an incredible cook. I think that there’s a really nice balance to ‘you cook, I clean.’ And it just works for us.” While confessing that she’s also a bit of a ‘control freak about the sink,’ Eva 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 may have their kitchen routine nailed down, but things didn’t go quite as smooth when it came to entertaining their daughters Esmeralda, and Amanda, at home during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
Previously, in an interview with British GQ, Ryan jokingly shared that he and the actress seemed to do ‘more acting in quarantine than in our films.’ The Notebook actor added, “Our kids were at a difficult age not to be able to see other kids and interact with people, even though Eva and I did our best. “Tougher crowd, though.” Despite the challenges that parenting can bring, Eva is happy to direct her attention to her family these days.
Mendes previously shared, “I never wanted babies before until I fell in love with Ryan.” “And then it just kind of worked out to where I was 40 and having my first baby and then I think I was 42 with my second one, so it worked out in that way that I had a career and then I changed my focus to my family.” That same month, she echoes her sentiment of domestic bliss, sharing on Instagram she would “rather be home with my man than anywhere else in the world.”