It’s been almost a month since Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes welcomed their first child into the world, and people are dying to get something out of the super secretive couple about their new baby. Unfortunately for fans, this is a couple who managed to keep their pregnancy a secret for more than 7 months, which means that they weren’t all that interested in sharing their baby news. Chances are good that we won’t get to see a photo of the baby for a very long time.
However, the super secretive couple did just give us a little something; though not by choice. Today, a media outlet decided to confirm the name of their new daughter. The newest addition to the Gosling/Mendes family is Esmeralda Amada Gosling. The baby’s birth certificate was obtained by the media today. She was born at the Providence Saint John’s Health Center, which is located in Santa Monica. Though the new parents have not come forward to announce the name of their new daughter or provide any other information, people close to the couple have made several comments.
Someone close to the family told reporters that the name was something the couple wanted to link to Mendes’ family, and that the name Amada came from the name of the character she played in her 2007 film We Own the Night. The couple has remained very private since the news of her pregnancy – and before. And it’s not gone unnoticed that the general public has not seen Eva Mendes since February. Gosling has been doing the errand running, the going and getting and just about everything else for the couple. According to sources, he’s even taken to cooking for her. “Ryan goes out and gets the groceries. Eva’s been wanting pasta, and he’s cooking her meals…Ryan has already stepped into the role of caring father-to-be,” said a source shortly before the baby was born.
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