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Eva Mendes on Her Post-Baby Body, and Her ‘Little Angels’ Esmeralda & Amada

Eva Mendes is getting candid about being a mom. The 42-year-old actress sat down with “Extra” before debuting her New York and Company Eva Mendes Collection at New York Fashion Week.

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Eva, who welcomed second daughter Amada Lee with Ryan Gosling in April, said she isn’t too worried about getting her body back right away, “I just don't put a lot of pressure on myself. I try to take care of myself as far as eating right and things like that, but especially so soon after a baby, I'm like, ‘It's okay, I don't need to fit into my jeans for a while, I'm all right.' Maybe if I never fit into my original jeans, it’s fine, it's all good.”

Gushing over Amada, 4 months, and Esmerelda, 2, she said, “They really are little angels. The baby's four months and she's just the best. It's amazing — it really is. I'm in that mommy happy place.”

Happy and glowing, she explained the inspiration for her line is “the modern woman who wears many hats.”

“The inspiration for this is, like, what I'm doing at home all the time — I’m always putting my hair up in a tie and then I wanted to personalize the show and give it something that was specifically me and something I love, so I incorporated into the show.”

The hair ties are a personal favorite of Eva’s. “Fall, winter, spring — it's such an easy thing to do when you're having a bad hair day.”

She added, “It's really fun to show a collection that's available at the same time.”

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