Eva Mendes has had quite the emotional year.
“Losing my brother brought our family closer, and we were already close to begin with. So to just see everybody be there for one another and show up, I feel so lucky to have them," Eva began.
"And then they were there for me when Amada was born. We had a funeral service for him and that same week I had the baby. So it was really, really intense and obviously beyond heartbreaking, but also kind of beautiful," she said.
Eva and Ryan in May 2012. (Photo Credit: Splash)
Eva's brother, Carlos, was first diagnosed with throat cancer in 2014. He tragically lost his battle with the disease at age 53 in mid-April.
The Hitch star and her boyfriend, Ryan Gosling, 35, also welcomed Amada, 4 months, in April. The couple — who began dating in 2011 — are also parents to a one-year-old daughter, Esmeralda, who was born in September 2014.