Eva Mendes Reveals Slim Post-Baby Body in Leopard Dress on First Date Night With Ryan Gosling Since Welcoming Baby Esmeralda

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Eva Mendes (in a leopard dress) and Ryan Gosling stepped out together for a rare date night to see Don Rickles perform in Beverly Hills on Jan. 17. Roger/AKM-GSI; PacificCoastNews

Meow, mama! 

Making their first joint event appearance since baby Esmeralda‘s birth, Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling stepped out together to see comic legend Don Rickles’ sold-out show in Beverly Hills on Saturday, Jan. 17.

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Though the pair entered and left the building separately, the proud parents to Esmeralda, born this past Sept. 12, were clearly out for a rare date night, all gussied up to take in the stand-up’s show at the Saban Theatre.

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While Gosling, 34, looked ever the dapper gent in a dark suit and white sneaks, his leading lady, 40, appeared slim (she only gave birth four months ago!) in a leopard-print shift dress topped by a printed coat. Mendes also added a beaded caramel turban, peep-toe platforms, and an embellished clutch to her ensemble.

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Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling leave the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills on January 17, 2015. Raffi/NPG.com

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As she’s rarely snapped with her beau, the actress explained to Ellen DeGeneres last month just why she and Gosling keep such a low profile. “We decided it’s going to be so hard for [Esmeralda] to have privacy,” Mendes said. “We thought [the secret pregnancy was] the first opportunity we can give her to protect her and so that I had a nice calm pregnancy, which I did.”

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And a calm date night! Also in attendance at Rickles’ must-see event: John Mayer, Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak, Anjelica Huston, and Dick Van Dyke.

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