Eva Mendes reveals she hasn't 'earned the right' to give motherhood advice

Eva Mendes became a first-time mum six months ago, and just like any new mum, the American actress has admitted that she's open to receiving tips and tricks - but she doesn't believe she has "earned the right" to dole out her own yet. The 41-year-old, who welcomed her daughter Esmerelda Amada with boyfriend Ryan Gosling in September, said: "I don’t feel like I’ve really earned that right. I want to respect all the moms out there."


Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling have been together since 2011

Speaking to Women's Health magazine, Eva added: "They’re going to be like, ‘You know what? You’re a few months in. Just shut up.'"

Eva and Ryan have kept their little girl out of the spotlight, but Eva did open up on life with her daughter - telling the magazine that she enjoys "the sleepless nights because it’s bonding with my little girl".

In November, Eva revealed that the two had made the decision to care for their daughter without the help of a nanny, and Eva discussed her support system as she gets used to life as a mum.

"I’ve had the same girlfriends since I was 12, and I’ve made amazing girlfriends since," she shared. "My mom and my two older sisters have always been there telling me I could accomplish anything. We have each other’s backs in the best way."

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling met on the set of The Place Beyond The Pines

The pair are one of the discreet couples in Hollywood, and Eva admitted: "I believe there is a public self and a private self." The dashing couple made a rare outing last week to celebrate the stunning new mum's 41st birthday.

Ryan hired a local roller rink in a suburb of LA, which according to reports was decked out with large Hello Kitty and Happy Birthday balloons. Afterwards, guests could be seen leaving clutching decorations and birthday presents which were loaded into vehicles.

Their daughter was the guest of honour, arriving with a blanket draped over the baby carrier so their little bundle wouldn't be snapped by the paparazzi.