Whether you stay at home or work full-time, being a mom is not something you ever get a real break from. It’s a 24-hour, seven day a week gig and mom of two Eva Mendes knows it’s no joke.

Mendes was a guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show where she opened up about just how hard being a mom actually is. “People are so sweet — they really try to warn you, prep you, when you’re pregnant, but nobody can prep you. Nobody.”

The actress is currently taking a break from her career to stay home with her two daughters, Amada Lee, three, and Esmeralda Amada, five, who she shares with Ryan Gosling. “Nobody told me it was gonna really be a job. And a job that I needed an incredible amount of skill for, in different areas,” she jokingly admitted to Clarkson rattling off some of the roles she’s taken on as a mom. “A chauffeur, a cook, a personal assistant to an abusive boss.”

Mendes also revealed the parenting style that she and Gosling take on with their kids. “We’re very controlling,” she said. “I think what the term is––we’re always laughing at these terms—I think we would be ‘bulldozing parents.’”

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Eva Mendes via Instagram



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