Eva Mendes on Bouncing Back After Baby: ‘If I Never Fit into My Original Jeans, It’s Fine’
Eva Mendes couldn’t be happier as a mom of two.
“It’s amazing — it really is,” she adds. “I’m in that mommy happy place.”
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When asked about her secret to staying in shape, Mendes — who recently launched her New York and Company Eva Mendes Collection during New York Fashion Week — says she doesn’t “put a lot of pressure” on herself.
“I try to take care of myself as far as eating right and things like that, but especially so soon after a baby, I’m like, ‘It’s okay, I don’t need to fit into my jeans for a while, I’m all right,’ ” she says. “Maybe if I never fit into my original jeans, it’s fine. It’s all good.”
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The Fast 8 star recently told Latina magazine that her experiences right now in parenting her two girls directly following the passing of her brother are difficult and emotionally complex, but is “a really, really special time.”
Mendes also shared how she now chooses projects based on the well being of her daughters.
“I think like such a mom now — big picture — as far as what I’m putting out there,” she said. “Not only for my children, but for other children.”
— Jen Juneau