The ever-so-private Eva Mendes has finally up opened about her personal life!

While there (sadly) was no mention of her equally as genetically blessed beau Ryan Gosling, the actress did reveal how she balances both work and motherhood these days in a candid interview with E! News.

While at the launch of her collection for New York & Co, the mom-of-two, who has taken a step back from the public eye since welcoming her daughters, Esmeralda, 3, and Amada, 1, talked about how guilty she feels splitting her time between raising her and Ryan’s girls.

“Oh my God,” she exclaimed. “Nobody warns you about the guilt that you feel when you do work!”

“I don’t know how I find balance,” the clothing designer added, “because I think it is like a day to day kind of struggle, you know?”

While Eva admits she’s still figuring out the whole managing it all thing, she knows that setting aside time for herself is necessary. However, she said that doesn’t take away her guilt.

“I’m all for obviously taking care of myself—that’s how I can take care of them of course—but that guilt that is just kind of always there,” she said. “It’s like, ‘Ugh, this is gonna be there forever now.'”

Eva may be going through her own inner-struggle but her daughters couldn’t be the wiser as the actress confessed that her 3-year-old “is kind of oblivious that [she does] anything besides be her mom.”

The clothing designer also dished on how her daughters are very different but still alike.

“They are pretty opposite. They are both angels, they are just different kinds of angels,” she laughed.

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