Ryan Gosling Says Being a Dad of Two Girls Is ‘Heaven’ After Daughter Amada’s Birth

05/12/2016 at 09:10 AM ET

Two is better than one – just ask Ryan Gosling!

The Nice Guys star opened up about quietly welcoming his second child with Eva Mendes, daughter Amada Lee, during a Good Morning America interview.

Ryan Gosling
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“It’s heaven,” Gosling joked when Amy Robach asked the actor about being outnumbered by women (he and Mendes also share Esmeralda , 20 months) in his own home.

He continued, sarcastically quipping, “It’s like walking through a field of flowers every day. I live with angels. It’s a ray of sunshine.”

The 35-year-old and Mendes kept their pregnancy mostly under wraps, with an insider explaining that the actress “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.”

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RELATED: Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Welcome Daughter Amada Lee

Gosling talked about fatherhood and his new addition in PEOPLE’s latest issue, saying, “It sounds so clichéd, but I never knew that life could be this fun and this great.”

— Lindsay Kimble

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marc on

Yet, he still won;t marry the mother who keeps getting pregnant to hold onto him.

Elle on

Does anyone else still find these two to be a totally random couple? For some reason I thought they weren’t really together when they had their first child & then all of a sudden they were having a second?! Maybe it’s because you never see them together, it’s like the old saying, “If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it…” Same goes for these two.