When you’re in a couple, there always seems to be arguments over who does the chores – but not in the Mendes and Gosling household.
Eva Mendes’ favorite skincare tool keeps her looking fresh, and it turns out she’s keeping her home life fresh thanks to a very clear limit on chores. Eva, who is married to the Notebook star, admits that Ryan enjoys cooking, while she is happy to do the dishes and clean up.
The self-proclaimed ‘kitchen freak’ says doing the dishes is ‘meditative’ for her, especially as life is very chaotic with two kids and a busy career.
Talk to PEOPLE magazine admitted: “Life is so chaotic. But the only thing I can control is my house, my kitchen. So when I do the dishes, it’s meditative for me. It really goes beyond the simple cleaning. It really gives me clarity. Cleaning the sink equates to a clear mind for me.”
The Hitched actress, who co-owns cleaning company Skura Style, who dubbed their antimicrobial sponges “smart sponges”, also opened up about who does the cooking in their home – and it’s definitely not her who works on a hot stove.
“Ryan is the cook. He’s an amazing cook, I think there’s a really good balance between ‘you cook, I clean’. And it works for us,” she reveals – and it got us makes the star fall a little more in love.
Ryan, who is set to star in the new Barbie movie as Ken, with Margot Robbie in the lead role, is apparently a very good cook. In 2020, Eva shared, via an Instagram comment to fans, that “Ryan is an amazing chef AND baker. For real. Incredible. No kidding.”
“I’m not sure what I do is cook. It’s more like steaming vegetables and making juice and making rice. He really cooks. I survive,” she joked.
While the interview with PEOPLE also revealed why she likes to keep a tidy house, “Growing up in a tiny little apartment with lots of people, we had nothing. But when the house was clean, it was like, ‘ Hey, I feel better. Everyone felt better. So for me, it’s really emotional.”
Eva always looks amazing, and that could be thanks to her skincare routine – according to a facialist, who says the actress is known for wearing anti-aging skincare products.