Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are famously private, especially when it comes to their daughters, Esmeralda, three, and Amada, one. We definitely can’t blame them. We can, however, get really really excited when they do choose to share tidbits about their family life. Eva recently told People that it’s very important to her, Ryan and her family for their daughters to grow up knowing their Cuban heritage.
“Esmeralda mostly speaks Spanglish right now,” Eva said. “It’s really cute. She’s definitely bilingual, and it’s really important for us to make sure she’s not only familiar with the language but also with the culture. My mom, who lives 15 minutes away, makes it easy because she speaks to the girls in Spanish and cooks them Cuban food. And we’re always listening to Cuban music. It really is a big part of our way of life. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”