Eva Mendes on Getting Back in Shape Post-Pregnancy and Her Home Life with Ryan Gosling

Eva Mendes
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Eva Mendes has plenty of glamour in her life between her career as an actress, her own fashion line and her partner Ryan Gosling. But it’s the simple things that make her happiest, like being at home with Gosling and their two girls.

“What people don’t know about me is that I love being home,” she tells SHAPE for their April cover, on newsstands March 14. “Instead of hitting the red carpet, I’d rather be with our girls.”

The couple has two daughtersEsmeralda Amada, 2, and Amada Lee, 11 months — and Mendes, 43, says staying active by keeping up with her little ones has helped shed the baby weight.

“In some ways, it’s been more challenging to get back in shape after my second daughter. Yet it’s not as hard as I thought it would be, because I’m always running around with the kids,” she explains….