Celebrity Parents Ryan Gosling Says He and Eva Mendes 'Did Our Best' to Entertain Their Kids During Quarantine "I have two kids and they're growing up fast," Ryan Gosling said of his and Eva Mendes' daughters, opening up about their family's quarantine By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 10, 2021 12:06 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling. Photo: Sonia Recchia/Getty Ryan Gosling has given a rare glimpse into his family life with Eva Mendes and their two daughters. The Golden Globe winner, 40, opened up about life at home during quarantine as he attended an event in Los Angeles on Friday for his partnership with Tag Heuer. "Our kids are young, so it was a tough time for them to be separated from other kids and not being able to see family and whatnot. So, we did our best to entertain them," Gosling told GQ. "I think Eva and I did more acting in quarantine than we have in our whole careers." He and Mendes, 47, have been in a relationship since 2011 after meeting on the set of their film The Place Beyond the Pines. They share daughters Esmeralda Amada, 7, and Amada Lee, 5. Eva Mendes Shares Impressive Modeling Video Filmed by Daughters Amada, 5, and Esmeralda, 6 Gosling explained how his family inspired him to work with Tag Heuer, his first brand partnership. "On a personal level, I think about time more than I used to," he said. "I have two kids and they're growing up fast. So I keep my eye on the clock more than I used to." "For my first Father's Day, Eva gave me a watch," he added. "The brand doesn't matter. The symbol was what mattered. It meant, you're on the clock now." RELATED VIDEO: Eva Mendes Calls Parenting Her Two Daughters 'Beautiful and Maddening' The couple has made an effort to keep their family life private over the years, never posting photos of their daughters on social media. Mendes previously acknowledged their absence from her Instagram feed in response to a follower's comment. "I have always had a clear boundary when it comes to my man and my kids. I'll talk about them of course, with limits, but I won't post pictures of our daily life," she wrote in April 2020. "Since my children are still so little and don't understand what posting their image really means, I don't have their consent. And I won't post their image until they're old enough to give me consent."