She designs a fashion collection for New York & Company and is also the creative director of CIRCA Beauty, a makeup line sold at Walgreens.Mendes was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents Eva Pérez Suárez and Juan Carlos Méndez, and raised by her mother in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale after her parents' divorce.Things aren't looking good for longtime couple Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes.According to a new report, the duo's relationship is hanging on by a thread, and they're only together for the sake of their daughter, , 14 months.It takes all of the light, so nothing else can grow." Now that he's in a serious relationship with actress Mendes, only time will tell if their love can withstand the glitz and glamour of showbiz.), Gosling and Mc Adams' split was fueled in part by Mc Adams not being ready to have children."[T]hey were really not getting along one day on set. "And Ryan came to me, and there's 150 people standing in this big scene, and he says, 'Nick come here.' And he's doing a scene with Rachel and he says, 'Would you take her out of here and bring in another actress to read off camera with me? On the bright side for Gosling: he's since found true love by way of Eva Mendes, whom he met on the set of about his breakups with Mc Adams Sandra Bullock, during which he blamed the limelight for getting in the way of the relationships with his two "greatest girlfriends." "I had two of the greatest girlfriends of all time.I haven't met anybody who could top them," he told the paper (via ) in September 2011. When both people are in showbusiness, it's too much showbusiness.
Gosling, 32, and Mendes, 39, started dating in September 2011, shortly after working together on the crime drama 'The Place Beyond The Pines'.Mendes' breakthrough role came when she appeared in Antoine Fuqua's crime thriller Training Day.This then led to roles in All About the Benjamins, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Once Upon a Time in Mexico (which earned her a nomination at the Teen Choice Awards), Out of Time, and Stuck on You.Mendes was raised a Roman Catholic and at one time even considered becoming a Catholic nun.She then appeared in the films A Night at the Roxbury, My Brother the Pig, Urban Legends: Final Cut, and Exit Wounds.