“I speak to them in Spanish, and my mom speaks to Esmeralda in Spanish. Any time I have an opportunity to introduce her or them—I have to say ‘them’ now, though my newborn just sleeps all the time—to my culture, whether it’s through music, or through food, I do.”Sadly, Mendes did not reveal how the family is introducing Gosling’s Canadian culture to the girls. There was no official announcement when their daughter Esmeralda Amada was born in September 2014, although TMZ did obtain a copy of her birth certificate.
For the latter, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and received a second nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.At the 2017 Golden Globes, the 36-year-old briefly mentioned his partner during his acceptance speech, thanking her for supporting his role in "While I was singing and dancing and playing piano," he said, "My lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second and trying to help her brother with his battle with cancer." Gosling then dedicated the award to Juan Carlos Mendes, who died of cancer in 2016.It was a moving acknowledgement made all the more significant because the couple is so private.Of course, there are plenty of other celebrity couples who choose to skip the red carpet, but these two don’t just avoid a photo op, they’re also determined to keep their private life private.While most celebrities have taken to revealing their pregnancies in increasingly dramatic fashion, most of the world didn’t even know Mendes was pregnant until after their first daughter, Esmeralda Amada, was born in 2014.