Like many parents, Eva Mendes is struggling amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The 46-year-old star took to Instagram on Thursday to show how she entertained one of her children and hinted that she was having a hard time.
In the post, the “Hitch” star shared a black and white image from the cover of Maria Callas’ “Pure Maria Callas” album, but with her face cut out and her own face in the hole.
“My little girl wanted to cut out Maria Callas’s face from the album cover,” she wrote in the caption. “I died quietly a little inside but quickly said yes. Mom’s pandemic guilt in full effect. ”
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Mendes shares two daughters – Esmeralda, 6, and Amanda, 4 – with longtime partner Ryan Gosling.
Fans were quick to offer encouragement.
“You have to do it! She will appreciate it later in her life when she has children of her own. You are such a good mom, ”wrote one fan. “Your makeup collection will now be ruined and used by them…: but still… you are an amazing mom! ”
Mendes noticed the sweet message and left an appreciative response.
“Thank you Lady M! You are an amazing mother, ”said the star. “I hope you are reminded of this constantly! I love you! ”
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“Completely understandable, we all do our best to keep them healthy and happy,” commented another. ” It’s hard!! ”
A third added: “Mum’s guilt runs through my veins every day. ”
Another follower confessed to having done something similar before.
“I once painted on the cover of a rare Mexican band’s album (which was autographed) with magenta nail polish,” they said. “Bless all the moms who keep their cool. Bless them all.
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While she is clearly willing to go to great lengths for her little ones now, Mendes said earlier this year that she didn’t want children until she met 40-year-old Gosling.
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“I never wanted babies before I fell in love with Ryan, and it worked when I was 40 and my first baby,” Mendes recalls in an interview with Fitzy & Wippa from Nova 96.9. “I think I was 42 for the second so it worked out that way I had a career and then I focused on my family. ”