AceShowbiz - Eva Mendes has spilled a secret about how she "survives" without any skills in the kitchen. After gushing over delicious clean food she just had, the "2 Fast 2 Furious" actress revealed in a rare candid confession that her longtime boyfriend Ryan Gosling is actually a good chef.
The 45-year-old actress came out with the revelation when a fan responded to her Tuesday, February 11 post on Instagram that saw her enjoying a heart-shaped macaroon made by a catering company. The fan wrote in the comment section, "Love macaroons what' else did they make there and do you and Ryan cook at all ?" To which, she responded, "Ryan is an amazing chef AND baker."
Mendes went on to gush more over the "La La Land" actor's cooking skills. "For reals. Incredible. No joke," she insisted before confessing about her own skills. "I'm not sure that what I do is cooking. Its more like steaming veggies and juicing and making rice. He really cooks. I survive."
The "Ghost Rider" actress' interaction with her followers didn't stop there. When another person asked her advice for "clean meals" to "stay fit and healthy," she reacted by sharing, "oh I hear you fellow mama!!! I try to stay clean by eating quinoa and salads." She added, "Salmon is the only meat I eat and I eat eggs quite a bit. I'm not a Vegetarian but I'm close. I kinda eat the same thing every day."
"BUT where it I totally go off roading is when it comes to sweets," the mother of two continued. "I just lose all self control. I'm really working on it because sugar is obviously no good. Sugar is not my friend. And I need to let it go. But it's a process. Also Not sure how old your kids are, but mine at 3 and 5 and there really is no sitting down when I'm with them."
"So they help me keep moving ALL day long," she added. "Then three days a week I carve out my gym time. Oh! And I take many supplements. Omega 3 and CoQ10 are my two favorites. Hope that helps!!! But it's a struggle to stay on the path to wellness for me. It's a daily practice."
Mendes has been in a relationship with Gosling since 2011. They share two daughters together, 5-year-old Esmeralda and 3-year-old Amada. The couple has always been private about their family life, but in September 2019, "The Place Beyond the Pines" actress opened up about them prioritizing date nights. "It takes a lot of prep," she admitted.
"You got to prep it and make sure you have it all lined up," Mendes added in the interview with Mario Lopez and Kit Hoover on Access Daily. "Luckily we have a lot of family support. My family lives here. His family comes in, they live in Canada but they come in all the time and stay for a very long time, and it's very welcomed."