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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Are Super Hands-On Parents

04/20/2016 at 10:30 AM ET

Eva Mendes pregnant second child Ryan Gosling
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While some celebrity parents rely on a full staff of helpers to raise their kids, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes prefer a more hands on approach.

“They are not a typical Hollywood, celebrity family,” a source tells PEOPLE of the private couple. “First, they don’t have a nanny. Instead, Eva’s family, including her mom, help out.”

The source adds that Gosling and Mendes — who is pregnant with the couple’s second child — do not rely on assistants either, and that “Ryan often grocery shops and runs errands.”

When one parent is working, the other will stay home with their daughter. “They are very hands-on parents and seem to very much enjoy it.”

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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Expecting Second Child

04/14/2016 at 06:20 PM ET

Eva Mendes pregnant second child Ryan Gosling
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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes have another baby on the way!

The actress is pregnant, a source confirms to PEOPLE. Mendes was photographed on her way to a doctor’s appointment Thursday.

Reps for the couple did not immediately respond to request for comment.

This will be the second child for the pair, who already have a 19-month-old daughter, Esmeralda Amada.

The private duo began dating in 2011 after meeting on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines, in which they played parents.

Gosling, 35, and Mendes, 42, managed to keep their first pregnancy a secret for several months, with an insider explaining that Mendes “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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Eva Mendes on Naming Daughter Esmeralda Amada: ‘We Love the Hunchback of Notre Dame

09/16/2015 at 08:40 PM ET

Actress and fashion entrepreneur Eva Mendes isn’t letting Hollywood’s standards dictate her view on motherhood.

Mendes, appearing on the The Wendy Williams Show on Wednesday to promote her New York & Company line, opened up about her life as a new mom, naming her daughter and how she feels about the pressure on women in Hollywood to “bounce back” after having a baby.

“I feel like we can be really hard on each other,” the 41 year old said when asked about losing baby weight. “That whole term ‘bounce back’ after pregnancy … I don’t like that terminology.”

She adds, “Look, if you go into the bikini two weeks after, good for you, but that wasn’t me. I just feel like we as women need to support each other more.”

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Eva Mendes: Don’t Be Fooled by My Body After Baby

03/19/2015 at 11:30 AM ET

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Six months into motherhood and Eva Mendes has found the sweet spot in her new sleep schedule.

But although her daughter Esmeralda Amada is letting her parents get a good night’s rest, the actress admits there are still a few sporadic incidents.

“You never know, something random can happen and she’s just suddenly not sleeping through the night and you’re like, ‘Wait, I thought we were sleeping through the night, what’s up?’ ” Mendes, 41, tells Extra.

She jokes, “Why does it always happen at three or four in the morning?”

As she learns the ropes of parenthood with her partner, Ryan Gosling, Mendes can’t help but be reminded of her own mother’s sacrifices. “Now I understand so much,” she says, “My mother’s never got more ‘I love you so much, Mommy’ texts randomly … I get it now!”

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Eva Mendes Won’t Give Motherhood Advice Because She Hasn’t ‘Earned the Right’

03/10/2015 at 04:00 PM ET

Eva Mendes is more than happy to hear any advice on motherhood, but she isn’t ready to dish out her own tips and tricks just yet.

“I don’t feel like I’ve really earned the right. I want to respect all the moms out there,” the actress, who welcomed daughter Esmeralda Amada in September, says in the April issue of Women’s Health.

“They’re going to be like, ‘You know what? You’re a few months in. Just shut up.’ ”

But despite the learning curves she and Ryan Gosling face as first-time parents, Mendes, 41, already seems to have mastered the all-nighters.

“I’m actually enjoying the sleepless nights because it’s bonding with my little girl,” she explains.

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Ryan Gosling Is ‘Cherishing Every Minute’ with Daughter Esmeralda

01/21/2015 at 06:00 PM ET

Ryan Gosling Sings to Daughter
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Oh, to be Ryan Gosling‘s baby girl.

Since welcoming daughter Esmeralda Amada with longtime love Eva Mendes in September, the actor’s been busy flying back and forth between Los Angeles and Atlanta to shoot his upcoming film, The Nice Guys.

But that doesn’t mean the star hasn’t squeezed in as much quality time as possible with his family. “He’s been wanting to be a father for a long time,” a Gosling insider tells PEOPLE. “He’s cherishing every minute.”

Raising their daughter without a nanny, the new parents are “so tired, but so in love,” says a Mendes pal. “[The baby] is smiling and cooing and loves when Ryan sings to her.”

While Gosling, 34, and Mendes, 40, have no plans to wed any time soon, that doesn’t mean there’s trouble in paradise for the private pair, who stepped out for a rare date night on Saturday.

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Eva Mendes: Why We Named Our Daughter Esmeralda Amada

11/25/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

Eva Mendes believed motherhood meant saying goodbye to the night life.

However, the new mom has quickly discovered she couldn’t have been more wrong.

“I thought my wild nights were over, but these are some of the wildest nights I’ve ever had,” the actress tells Violet Grey‘s digital magazine, The Violet Files, as part of her first photo shoot since delivering her daughter.

But she’s not going at it alone: It didn’t take long for the first-time mom to find a strong support system to get her through those all-nighters.

“I go to BabyCenter.com and read the comment section from other mothers because I find so much solace in that,” she says of her favorite online forum.

“Just knowing that I’m not alone out there and that other moms have gone through the same thing can at least get me through the night. I’m doing it without a nanny for now but I’m open to the idea of having a nanny in the future. For me that part of being a mother at this early stage is the struggle of not being able to sleep and not knowing what I’m doing and really going through it with her and battling out those nights.”

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