New mom Eva Mendes sat down with “Extra's” AJ Calloway to talk about her new bundle of joy, daughter Esmeralda, and her appreciation for motherhood.
“Now I understand so much, my mother's never gotten more 'I love you so much mommy' texts, I mean, randomly… ya, I get it now.”
Mendes also revealed to Calloway her secret rule for keeping Hollywood's hottest leading man happy at home. “You can't do sweatpants… ladies, number one cause of divorce in America, sweatpants, no!”
The 41-year-old confessed she's getting some sleep these days, but not as much as she'd like, saying 6-month-old Esmeralda sleeps through the night, for the most part, “But you never know, right, something random can happen and she's just suddenly not sleeping through the night and you're like, wait, I thought we were sleeping through the night, what's up?!” She laughed, “Why does it always happen at three or four in the morning?!”
Next up for the movie star is gracing the April cover of “Women's Health” and discussing having no real secret to getting her body back post-baby, crediting others for making her look so good.
“You're helped in those situations, I want women at home to know, you're lit, you're angled, so yes, it was a few months after the baby, but with a lot of help.”
Mendes is also helping women to feel beautiful about themselves with her new CIRCA makeup line available at Walgreens. “This is an amazing opportunity for me to bring quality products to people at drugstore prices. My must-have now… we have this magic hour concealer which is really helpful these days for me, I'm not getting much sleep.”