Ryan Gosling Talks Fatherhood: 'I Never Knew Life Could Be This Great'
The actor and Eva Mendes are parents to newborn daughter Amada and 20-month-old Esmeralda
“It sounds so clichéd, but I never knew that life could be this fun and this great,” Gosling tells PEOPLE of the joys of fatherhood in an interview alongside his Nice Guys costar Russell Crowe in the upcoming issue.
Gosling, 35, and Mendes, 42, welcomed Amada Lee Gosling at 8:03 a.m. on Friday, April 29, in Santa Monica, California. Amada joins big sister Esmeralda Amada, 20 months. Mendes revealed in 2014 that Amada was her grandmother’s name. “It means ‘beloved’ in Spanish,” she said.
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The couple, who began dating in 2011, managed to keep both of their pregnancies secret for months. While the stars have also kept their first-born daughter out of the spotlight, a source told PEOPLE previously that Gosling is “madly in love” with Esmerelda, and Mendes is loving her life as a new mom.
WATCH: Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Welcome Daughter Amada Lee
Gosling recently addressed his happy family life in an interview with Hello! magazine, saying, “I know that I’m with the person I’m supposed to be with.”
For much more from Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, pick up the next issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
— Kara Warner