When daydreaming of sitting down and watching a movie with Ryan Gosling (back in his single days), I don’t think many envisioned it would be the Hunchback of Notre Dame…

But Eva Mendes has announced that the inspiration for their daughter’s name Esmeralda was in fact from the fairy tale. 

Appearing on US Talk show, Mendes joked that the name was also easy for her family to pronounce with its Latin heritage.

The actor also discussed the journey of losing the baby weight, family times and her latest business ventures with New York and Company as a designer. 

“I’ve never appreciated my family so much,” she said. 

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