By peoplestaff225
May 09, 2009 01:00 PM

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Although many of her peers have gone on to welcome children in recent years, Eva Mendes isn’t afraid to blaze a different trail. The 35-year-old actress tells Fox News that she won’t be pigeonholed into creating a family before she’s truly ready — if she’s ever ready, at all!

“I think sometimes society can put pressure on women to be married at a certain age and to have kids at a certain age,” she explains. “But I think one of the great things about being a true individual is not listening to societal pressures and just to do what you want and not to be afraid to go on your own train.”

Eva has been in a relationship with producer George Gargurevich since 2002.

Source: Fox News

— Missy