Eva Medes said falling in love with partner Ryan Gosling changed her perspective towards having kids. In an interview, Mendes said she had no plans to experience motherhood before the couple started dating.
"Ryan Gosling happened. I mean, falling in love with him. Then it made
sense for me to have not kids, but his kids. It was very specific to
him," Mendes said.
The duo started dating after working on 'The Place Beyond the Pines' in 2011.
They now have two daughters, Esmeralda and Amada, who are four and two years old, respectively.
Mendes said as parents they are just getting out of 'survival mode' and
lauded her 'amazing support group' for helping them out with the kids.
"Ryan's (mother), my (mother), Ryan's and my sisters. It's a village
that helped u. My heart goes out to women who do this alone. I basically
come from a single-parent household; although I love my dad, my mum
mostly raised four of us on her own," she said.
The star said opposed to her career, her biggest drive at the moment are her two daughters.
"(I) felt a lack of ambition when I became a mother and now I feel more
ambitious in the home right now than I do in the workplace."
"Every day is such a learning
experience they challenge you in so many ways. Like, I'm their mom. I
have to rise up, and hopefully, most of the time I do, but sometimes
it's definitely maddening," she added.