Eva Mendes Shares Hilarious “Baby” Photo, Gets Called Out For Lying About Pregnancy On Ellen — WATCH VIDEO!
“Congratulations, liar!” DeGeneres says to Mendes, who welcomed baby girl Esmeralda with Ryan Gosling in September. DeGeneres replays the February “Ellen Show” clip of Mendes denying she was pregnant, and the actress now explains that she was so “early on,” she didn’t feel comfortable sharing the news, particularly as her own mother didn’t even know yet. Mendes later explains that she and Gosling knew it’s “going to be so hard for her to have privacy,” they decided that keeping the pregnancy under wraps would be “the first opportunity we can give her to protect her, so that I had a nice, calm pregnancy, which I did.”
Mendes and DeGeneres go on to tease the audience by promising to reveal the very first photo of the newborn, only to instead show a hilarious mashup of Mendes and Gosling’s faces that is decidedly not little Esmeralda. Mendes later answers “God, no!” when asked if the infant is sleeping through the night, and says she and Gosling are still “getting the hang of it.” “I’m exhausted and it’s the best,” says the proud first-time mom. “Really, I’m so incredibly tired. I thought I was tired before at times, but no. Nothing like this, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Mendes credits getting her figure back in less than three months to breastfeeding, saying, “It really does actually help shrink your uterus back to normal size. It does! I know it’s a weird thing to say.” DeGeneres jokingly says she’s doing the same thing and has already lost five pounds. Mendes also joins DeGeneres for a game of guessing would-be celebrity babies based on funny (and horrifying) mashups. How’d they do? Check out the videos below!