Ryan Gosling Talks Eva Mendes and Their Daughter’s “Exciting” Christmas

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Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling attend 'The Place Beyond The Pines' premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. 

Baby’s Christmas! Ryan Gosling opened up to Hello magazine about how he and longtime girlfriend, Eva Mendes, are looking forward to celebrating the holidays this year — as a family of three.

“This will be our first Christmas where [Esmeralda is] sort of taking it all in, so that’s exciting,” the 35-year-old actor gushed of the couple’s 14-month-old daughter, Esmeralda, whom they welcomed in September 2014.

Gosling also noted that fatherhood has been relatively smooth sailing so far.

“[It’s] not rocket science,” he told Hello magazine. What likely helps immensely is his love for Mendes, 41, whom he praised highly in the interview.

“I know that I’m with the person I’m supposed to be with,” he said, adding that the only quality he looks for in a woman is “that she’s Eva Mendes. There’s nothing else I’m looking for.”

The Big Short actor has largely kept his family life private, though Mendes has spoken out before about the couple becoming new parents.

During an interview with Women’s Health earlier this year, the Hitch actress admitted that she didn’t mind sleepless nights.

“I’m actually enjoying [it],” she told the magazine. “Because it’s bonding with my little girl.”

In September, the couple celebrated Esmeralda’s first birthday in an intimate gathering out of the Hollywood limelight.

“It was a quiet and casual party, not the typical celebrity first birthday blowout with vendors and other celebrity guests,” an onlooker told Us. “It looked like it was just their simple style and more about family and close friends coming together to celebrate Esmeralda."

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