From the outside actress Eva Mendes has everything – stunning good looks, a great career, two gorgeous children and Ryan Gosling but the Latina beauty recently took to Instagram to remind everyone she’s only human – in one of the classiest ways possible.
Notoriously private the movie star has put her own career on the back burner in recent years to concentrate on raising her and Ryan’s two daughters Esmeralda and Amada. Shunning the spotlight in favour of family time the actress, who turned 46 this week, also explained in the post why she goes to great lengths to keep her private life just that.
With a following of more than two million Mendes makes a concerted effort to respond to comments and when she shared images from her latest clothing collection for New York & Company one fan took to her page to thank her for her interaction and comment on how amazing she looked.
The humble star responded by saying: “thank you for saying this. I take so much joy from connecting to other women. It means so much to me. Even just a quick exchange. I struggle with Social Media but I love the constant connection with women. I try to post responsibly and I try to make sure I don’t portray myself in a way that makes other women feel bad. Instagram can be hurtful in that way. Like with this picture, this is actually a campaign shot and it was retouched. So I want women to know that.
“I want women to know it takes a lot for me to look this way and that I struggle with food Among many other things. So thank you again for your comment and feel free to call me out on bullshit If you see it. As far as Ryan, I’ll only post flash backs of things that are already “out there” (like pics from movies we did or stuff like that). My man and kids are private. That’s important to me so thanks for getting that. Have a beautiful day. Sending so much love! ❤️”
A celebrity who openly admits to retouched pictures and asks to be called out on their BS? Stay classy Eva – we need more like you.