Friday 28 April 2017

Eva Mendes reveals why she skipped out on the Oscars with husband Ryan Gosling

Eva Mendes attends the Eva Mendes + New York & Company fashion show during September 2016 - New York Fashion Week at Academy Mansion on September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic)
Eva Mendes attends the Eva Mendes + New York & Company fashion show during September 2016 - New York Fashion Week at Academy Mansion on September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic)
Ryan Gosling gave an endearing speech thanking his wife Eva Mendes at the Golden Globes.
Actors (L-R) Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling attend "The Place Beyond The Pines" premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)
Actors Ryan Gosling (L) and Emma Stone pose backstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Actor Ryan Gosling attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Ryan Gosling arrives for the 89th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling.
Actress Eva Mendes and New York & Company launch the Eva Mendes for NY&C Spring 2014 collection with a pop-up shop at The Beverly Center on March 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for New York & Company)
Actress Eva Mendes takes part in a Q&A following the "Lost River" premiere during the 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Topfer Theatre at ZACH on March 14, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW)
Actor Ryan Gosling attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actors Ryan Gosling (L) and Emma Stone walk onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in La La Land
Ryan Gosling accepts the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for his role in "La La Land" during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
Ryan Gosling reacts as the true winner of best picture is announced at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. It was originally announced that "La La Land" won, but the winner was actually, "Moonlight." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Eva Mendes has finally opened up about why she decided to skip awards season with Ryan Gosling.

Despite the fact that the actor was the toast of Tinseltown thanks to his turn in the award-winning La La Land, even earning a Best Actor Oscar nomination, but the famously private couple still preferred

Instead, Gosling (36) brought his sister Mandi as his Oscars date, causing a fan frenzy, and the Ghost Rider star (43) said she simply prefers being at home with the couple's two children Esmeralda (three) and Amada (10 months) than schmoozing.

In a rare interview with Shape magazine, Mendes said: "What people don't know about me is that I love being home. Instead of hitting the red carpet, I'd rather be with our girls."

Actor Ryan Gosling attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Ryan Gosling attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

She may have been physically absent on the red carpet this season, but she was clearly on her husband's mind as she paid a gushing tribute to her and their daughters while accepting his Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical.

"I just would like to try and thank one person properly, and say that while I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one the best experiences I’ve ever had on a film, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer," he said in February.

"If she hadn’t taken all that on so that I could have this experience, would surely be someone else up here other than me to today. Sweetheart, thank you.”

As the secrets to Mendes' killer figure, she drummed home the importance of weights and eating lots of protein.

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling.
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling.

"I have two babies now, two girls, and before I had them, I actually ran a lot more, I used to really love to run," she told the mag.

"But I've always been into light weights,. I really respond to weights and I feel like if I just do cardio, I don't get the results that I want. So it's very, very important for me to add weights into my workout.

"So I do a lot of jumps, squats—a lot of squats—lunges, and then intervals of like, sprinting within that. I have a really amazing person I work with, a trainer."

The mother-of-two describes herself as "off season" at the moment working out three times a week, so will up her gym game to five days a week when she is getting ready for an event or in the summer".

Actress Eva Mendes takes part in a Q&A following the
Actress Eva Mendes takes part in a Q&A following the "Lost River" premiere during the 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Topfer Theatre at ZACH on March 14, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW)

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