Eva Mendes has no time for those suggesting she’s had surgery, as she shot down such claims on her return to Instagram.
The actress, 46, has been noticeably absent from social media over the last month and fans picked up on her posting less, as she returned to share a birthday shoutout for one of her pals.
Eva paid tribute to her ‘angel’ of a friend on her special day, with some fans using her post as an opportunity to quiz the star on why she hasn’t been as active online.
She explained that she’s been taking the time to be ‘present with her family’ and that posting hasn’t been a ‘priority’, but that didn’t stop one follower from speculating that the real reason behind Eva’s Instagram absence is that she’s had work done.
They wrote: ‘she’s had work done and I don’t think she’s happy with it..?♀️ she was beautiful without.’
Such surgery rumours, however, aren’t true and Eva had the best response, while shutting down the claims.
Hitch star Eva responded: ‘mmmm. I’m not sure why I’m answering you but here I go. I’m posting less because I really want to be present for my family.’
She explained: ‘My little ones need me and posting takes up too much time. As far as getting work done, I’ll do that whenever I please. But no, that’s not the reason.
‘The reason is I personally cannot juggle family and social media. So – big shocker – I choose family. Lotsa love to you out there.’
Eva is mum to two daughters, Esmeralda, six, and Amada Lee, four, who she shares with partner Ryan Gosling.
She and Ryan have been dating since 2011, after meeting on set of their movie The Place Beyond The Pines.
Opening about family life, Eva revealed in October that she ‘never wanted’ children until meeting and falling in love with her former co-star Ryan.
Speaking on Australian radio, Eva said: ‘I never wanted babies before until I fell in love with Ryan, and it kind of worked out to where I was 40 and having my first baby.
‘I think I was 42 for the second one, so it worked out in that way that I had a career and then I changed my focus to my family.’
Although, she was quick to point out that it shouldn’t be an ‘either-or situation’ when it comes to a woman’s career and starting a family, as she insisted she would ‘never want to send the wrong message to young women’.
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