Eva Mendes says date night with Ryan Gosling “takes a lot of prep”.
The 45-year-old actress has Esmeralda, five, and Amada, three, with her La La Land husband, and has said it can be tricky to organise a time for the two of them to enjoy a romantic evening together, because it takes days of preparation to make sure there are family members around to babysit their brood.
She said: “It takes a lot of prep. You got to prep it and make sure you have it all lined up. Luckily we have a lot of family support … My family lives here. His family comes in, they live in Canada but they come in all the time and stay for a very long time, and it’s very welcomed.”
And the Other Guys star says she and Gosling both find parenting “hard” at times, especially when it comes to putting their daughters to bed.
She added: “It’s so hard of course. But it’s that feeling of like, you know, you end your day, you put them to bed, and you know Ryan and I kind of look at each other like, we did it. We did it. We came out relatively unscathed.”