Life is filled with highs that make our hearts soar and lows that seem to drown us in tears; it’s the balance between the two, they say, that makes life so beautiful. No one knows the tug between the two better than Eva Mendes, who just revealed to Latina Magazine that in the span of one week, she attended the funeral of her beloved brother, Carlos, and delivered her darling daughter, now 3-month-old Amada Lee.
April must have been a roller coaster for Eva and husband Ryan Gosling, who celebrated the birth of their second daughter a mere 12 days after suffering the loss of Carlos to cancer. “We had a funeral service for [Carlos] and that same week I had the baby,” Mendes said in the interview. But you can tell she’s a woman who looks for the good things in life when she added, “It was really, really intense and obviously beyond heartbreaking, but also kind of beautiful.” We only hope that the joy of welcoming a second little one into world helped heal the wounds they were suffering from the tragedy and loss of a close family member.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the couple and especially Eva as they cope with the untimely loss of someone so loved. “Losing my brother brought our family closer,” Mendes shared. “So to just see everybody be there for one another and show up, I feel so lucky to have them.” We know her family is continuing to support her as little Amada grows.