Eva Mendes is once again commenting on why she hasn’t posted on social media for a while.
Last weekend, Mendes shared a posted from a parenting account that gave the advice to “let your kids call you out.”
“Kids can be so fiercely aligned with their value that they will take nothing less than the respect they deserve. They will take no BS. Not even from you,” it added.
Mendes captioned the post, “I haven’t posted lately because my little one told me I was on the phone too much.”
Mendes is mom to Esmeralda, 6, and Amada, 4, with Ryan Gosling.
“I could tell she was taking it personally,” she continued. “And she’s a kid, of course she’d take it personally.”
She concluded, “They take things personally unless we go out of our way to make it clear to them it’s not personal. So we had good talk, I apologized and I promised her I’d be mindful. I realized that just because I’m always home with them doesn’t mean I’m always present.”
After the post, Mendes shared another post where she wished her friends happy birthday.
One user questioned why Mendes was posting less, to which someone else responded, “She’s had work done and I don’t think she’s happy with it..🤷♀️ she was beautiful without.”
Mendes responded to both people with class.
“I’m actually taking time to really be present with my family so posting is not really a priority right now,” she said to the first.
And to the person who suggested she had plastic surgery, Mendes said, “I’m not sure why I’m answering you but here I go. I’m posting less because I really want to be present for my family. My little ones need me and posting takes up too much time. As far as getting work done, I’ll do that whenever I please. But no, that’s not the reason. The reason is I personally cannot juggle family and social media. So -big shocker -I choose family. Lotsa love to you out there.”
Some headlines made it out that Mendes “denied” getting plastic surgery, but once again, Mendes had to clear things up.
“Regarding this “headline” …ummm…Kinda. Sorta. But not really,” she captioned a post. “Never ‘denied plastic surgery’. All I did was reply to a specific comment on SM. Would never deny that stuff. I’m all for it. All. For. It.”
She then added, “Also I don’t like the term ‘clap back’. Sounds aggressive to me. As a lot of you know, I reply to as many comments as I can. I don’t clap back, I try to connect/communicate. That’s all. Wanted to clear that up.”