While making a Wednesday appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, actress Eva Mendes revealed that she is in no rush to get back to her pre-pregnancy physique.
Mendes, 40, remarked, “The whole bounce back thing, I’m like, oh gosh, ease up. It’s okay, we don’t have to. Eventually, maybe, but certainly not in a couple weeks.”
The 2 Fast 2 Furious star has an 11-week-old daughter named Esmeralda Amada with Drive star Ryan Gosling.
Mendes did offer Ellen some postpartum weight loss tips – “Breastfeeding really does help to shrink your uterus back to normal size. It does! I know it’s a really weird thing to say, but it does.” Ellen replied, “It does. That’s what I’m doing. I’ve lost five pounds!”
Mendes began dating her The Place Beyond the Pines costar Gosling in 2011, and the two welcomed their first child on September 12, 2014.
Commenting on the couple’s new life as parents, Mendes said, “We’re getting the hang of it, the sleeping thing, but I’m exhausted and it’s the best. Really, I’m so incredibly tired. I thought I was tired before at times, but no, nothing like this. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Mendes recently told The Violet Files, “I thought my wild nights were over but these are some of the wildest nights I’ve ever had,” adding, “I’m doing it without a nanny for now but I’m open to the idea of having a nanny in the future. Esmeralda has two amazing grandmothers and incredible aunties who come over and really help me.”
The Place Beyond the Pines trailer:
Mendes appeared in the 2014 neo-noir film Lost River, which was written, produced and directed by Gosling. Here is the trailer: