Eva Mendes is an American actress with an estimated net worth of $15 million. She was born on March 5, 1974 in Miami, Florida. Her parents, Juan Carlos Mendes and Eva Perez Mendes are both of Cuban descent. Her parents divorced when she was quite young and she moved to Glendale, California with her mother. Her mother was an employee for the Mann’s Chinese Theatre and her father had a business that distributed meat. During her childhood she was a devout Roman Catholic and even wanted to become a Catholic nun for many years of her young life. She did attend college for a time, but she eventually gave up her classes and began to pursue her acting career, which is something she always found appealing in her life.
She was given her first role in a direct to video movie not long after making the decision to become an actress, and she began making those movies regularly. She even appeared in a number of television shows and other small films that all had to do with horror or action. She was not really anyone who the world was familiar with until she was cast in the hit movie “Training Day,” which led to more fame and national recognition. After that role, her life began to change significantly. She was suddenly accepting more lucrative offers, bigger roles and parts that were more impressive and less unimportant. When she was cast as the female lead in the hit movie “Hitch,” alongside Will Smith in 2005, her career catapulted her into stardom. From that point on, she was a household name and has been in some of the biggest movies ever since.
In addition to acting, however, Eva Mendes also spent a great deal of her time modeling. She is also a music video star, and she is a spokesperson. She also ventured into the home goods creative category when she released a line of dinnerware and linens with Macy’s. She’s also a Maxim hot 100 woman, and she’s been voted one of the most desirable women alive more than once. She was involved in a very long-term relationship with a man by the name of George Augusto for 8 years until 2010 when they ended their relationship. She then met a man by the name of Ryan Gosling when the two worked on a film together, and they began quietly dating. They did not confirm their relationship for years, and even managed to hide not just one but two pregnancies from the entire world until she was only a few weeks from giving birth both times.
At the moment, Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are still together – and have been since 2011 – and they have two daughters together. Their daughters were born in 2014 and 2016 and are Esmeralda and Amada, respectively. The world did suspect in early 2014 she might be pregnant when she was caught refusing to go through the security scanner at an airport, but she brushed it off as simply not wanting that kind of publicity in front of her fans.
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