Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, who have been together since 2011, are the proud parents of two daughters: Esmeralda Amada, 9, and Amada Lee, 7. Gosling credits Mendes with his desire to have a family, saying he didn't think about kids until he met her and expressed his desire for a real family while filming The Place Beyond the Pines. Mendes, who prioritized her career earlier in life, fell in love with Gosling and had their first child when she was 40. The couple is very private about their personal lives, especially when it comes to their daughters. Mendes has made it clear that she won't share pictures of her children on social media until they're old enough to give their consent. The couple's parenting style is described as "controlling," but Mendes finds her kids inspiring and encourages their freedom and creativity.