Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling welcomed second daughter last month after secret pregnancy
Published 10/05/2016 | 07:51
It's hard to keep a secret in Hollywood, but Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are showing stars how it's done.
The famously private couple secretly welcomed their second daughter last month, while insiders were still trying to confirm whether or not she was pregnant. The Fast 8 actress Eva (42) gave birth to Amada Lee - a little sister to 20-month-old Esmeralda - in April.
Amada, which was Eva's grandmother's name and means "beloved" in Spanish was born on Friday, April 29 at 8:03am, PEOPLE confirmed. The new mother was pictured enjoying a family lunch in Los Angeles alongside her fiancé Ryan (35).
"She’s never been happier," an insider told the magazine. "She and Ryan are just in awe of this beautiful person they created. It’s a really special time for them."
The source adds that while the Oscar-nominated actor is "certainly private", it's Eva's insistence they keep their family life under lock and key.
"[She] just hasn’t ever wanted anyone beyond her close friends and family knowing more than they had to. And Ryan is certainly private and always has been."
The couple first met in 2011 on the set of The Place Beyond The Pines and while they avoid joint red carpet appearances and prefer to keep their personal life out of the spotlight, Gosling gushed last year: "I know that I’m with the person I’m supposed to be with."
Eva previously explained her eldest daughter's name, revealing both she and her beau are big fans of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, whose love interest is Esmerelda.
"We loved the name, the cartoon and the novel... and it just kind of kept coming back to us," Eva told the talk show host.
"It’s actually a very popular Latin name, so it’s easy for my father and certain family members that still don’t speak English to pronounce. That was a good selling point."