Eva Mendes has stepped back from social media, and it’s all because of a comment from her and partner Ryan Gosling‘s daughter.
The actress, who shares daughters Esmeralda, 6 and Amada, 4, with her Place Beyond the Pines co-star, shared a post from the @LatinxParenting Twitter account on her Instagram. The post encourages parents to allow their kids to call them out because “kids can be so fiercely aligned with their value that they will take nothing less than the respect they deserve.”
The post continues, “They will take no BS. Not even from you. Congratulations, you raised an empowered child.”
Eva, apparently, related to the tweet. She wrote in the caption, “Thank you to @latinxparenting for this important reminder. I haven’t posted lately because my little one told me I was on the phone too much.”
The Hitch star added, “I could tell she was taking it personally. And she’s a kid, of course she’d take it personally. They take things personally unless we go out of our way to make it clear to them it’s not personal.”
She shared that the two “had [a] good talk,” and that she “apologized” and promised to be more “mindful.”
“I realized that just because I’m always home with them doesn’t mean I’m always present,” she concluded.
For Eva, posting on social media has always been challenging as she chooses not to focus her content on her family life. In April 2020, she shared a photo of a painting to Instagram, along with the caption, “During these times, I’m so confused about what to post so I’m going to post things that move me in hopes that they move you as well. Since I don’t post my about immediate family, and it feels so wrong to post about work, here you go…”
In response to a follower on Instagram, she explained why she made the choice not to post about her partner or kids.
“I have always had a clear boundary when it comes to my man and my kids,” Eva replied. “I’ll talk about them of course, with limits, but I won’t post pictures of our daily life. And since my children are still so little and don’t understand what posting their image really means, I don’t have their consent. And I won’t post their image until they’re old enough to give me consent.”
It seems like taking a step back from social media is the right move not just for Eva, but her family.