Hollywood A-listers Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes have recently celebrated their daughter’s 1st birthday. Read on for more details about how they celebrated the event.
Believe it or not, it has already been a year since baby Esmeralda Amada Gosling was born. Mendes gave birth to her on September 12, 2014. During that time, Gosling told US Weekly that he was “thrilled it’s a little girl.”
Earlier this week, Daily Mail reported that the couple named their daughter after Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
“We love The Hunchback of Notre Dame, we loved the name – the cartoon and the novel. It just kind of kept coming back to us. It’s actually a very popular Latin name, so it’s easy for my father and certain family members that still don’t speak English to pronounce. That was a good selling point,” Mendes said.
Baby Esmeralda’s first birthday party was held last weekend and it was just a small bash for family members and friends. An onlooker told US Weekly that the guest list for the party only had about 20 people and most of the guests where from Mendes’ huge family. He also mentioned that the event was not like any other celebrity birthday parties with popular guests and vendors.
“It was a quiet and casual party, not the typical celebrity 1st birthday blowout with vendors and other celebrity guests. It looked like it was just their simple style and more about family and close friends coming together to celebrate Esmeralda. Some people brought wrapped gifts, including clothes and toys. One guest arrived carrying a rocking horse, and another had colorful plastic balls to fill a ball pit,” the onlooker said.
The eyewitness also said that Gosling, 34, and Mendes, 41, asked for the help of their loved ones to plan for the low-key event. He added that Mendes’ sister and mom arrived early to the venue to set up everything and Gosling’s sister also brought a homemade cake.
Mendes told Glam Belleza Latina how they celebrated the party. “They take my baby! They start cleaning everything. They sound like a bunch of hyenas, yelling in Spanish, English, Spanglish. They sing my daughter all these Cuban nursery songs that I forgot my mom used to know. I’m so happy that my little girl gets to grow up with this,” she said.
Mendes also told Glam how Ryan loves to sing to Esmeralda. “Ryan sings to the baby. He loves it. Sometimes he’ll make up his own songs and include her name in them. It’s very sweet.”
Last month, Inquisitr reported that Gosling stirred dating rumors with Hollywood star Emma Stone while filming their upcoming film “La La Land.” The musical comedy-drama film is about a jazz pianist (Gosling) who fell in love with an aspiring actress (Stone) in Los Angeles. It will be released on July 15, 2016.
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