Eva Mendes has had quite the emotional year.
In a new interview with Latina magazine, the 42-year-old actress opened up about losing her brother, Carlos, to cancer and welcoming her second child, daughter Amada, in the same week.
♥️ A photo posted by Eva Mendes (@evamendes) on Apr 1, 2016 at 12:41pm PDT
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“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.
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"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.
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