Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes overcame this drama together. On April 17, 2016, the actress’ brother died at the age of 53 after a courageous battle with throat cancer. “He fought with all his might. (…) My brother was an extraordinary person, a genius actor, charming, funny and creative”, then wrote Carlo, the youngest brother of Eva Mendes. At the time of her older brother’s death, she was about to give birth to her second daughter, Amanda. A terrible moment to which she returned in the columns of Latina. “Losing my brother brought our family closer together, even if we were already united, confided the mother of Esmeralda and Amanda. Seeing them all so present for each other, I felt lucky to have them. did the funeral and the same week the baby was born. It was really, really intense and of course beyond heartbreaking, but it was also beautiful, in a way. “
Close to his brother-in-law, Ryan Gosling had also paid him a moving tribute on the stage of the Golden Globes. “While I was singing, dancing, playing the piano and having one of the best experiences of my life on a movie, she was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second child and trying to help her brother get well. fight with cancer, confided the comedian, who had just won the award for best actor in a musical for La La Land. If she hadn’t taken all of this onto her so that I could have the experience, it surely would be someone other than me who would stand there tonight so honey thank you. To my daughters Amada and Esmeralda I love you. If I may, I would like to dedicate this award in memory of her brother , Juan Carlos Mendes. ”
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, a more than discreet couple
Moved by this touching statement, Eva Mendes left her discretion on social networks to thank Ryan Gosling. As a reminder, the two actors have been in a relationship for ten years, when they fell in love on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines, directed by Derek Cianfrance. Parents of two little girls, they cultivate unfailing discretion. “Eva is a dream mom, and our daughters are dream babies. That’s it, really, I feel like I’m dreaming my life,” Ryan Gosling said in GQ in 2016. During the first lockdown, Eva Mendes made rare confidences about their family and their complicated daily life during a pandemic: “We remember that these are also good times because we are all together and we are all safe”.
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