Celebrity Ryan Gosling Ryan Gosling Just Gave Us a Rare Glimpse Into His Family Life And got super real about entertaining his kids during the COVID-19 lockdown. By Tessa Petak Tessa Petak Instagram Tessa Petak is a Brooklyn-based writer who helps to cultivate InStyle's illustrious news coverage across a wide range of topics including celebrity, fashion, and entertainment. She also produces and composes celebrity profiles and features for the site and InStyle's digital issues. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on January 5, 2022 @ 08:40AM Pin Share Tweet Email Ryan Gosling is giving us a rare peek at his private family life with Eva Mendes and their two daughters, Esmeralda, 7, and Amada, 5. Getty Images During a recent interview with British GQ, the 41-year-old actor said that his "kids are growing up so fast I need to keep an eye on the clock in a way I never used to." He continued saying that one challenge he and Mendes faced recently, like many parents, was keeping the kids occupied during the COVID-19 lockdown. Eva Mendes's Daughters Gave Her a Very Colorful Makeover "Our kids were at a difficult age not to be able to see other kids and interact with people, even though Eva and I did our best," he said before joking that Mendes did "more acting in quarantine than in our films. Tougher crowd, though." But that may be the extent of what they see from their parents' acting careers for the time being. Gosling shared that he's in no rush to show his daughters his movies, and besides, he's still trying to explain to them what it is he does. In a 2018 interview with Jimmy Kimmel, he revealed that his daughters thought he was an astronaut after his movie First Man. When asked if they understand more now he jokingly referenced his upcoming movie The Gray Man with Chris Evans and Regé-Jean Page. "Yeah. I think they finally figured it out … that my name is actually 'The Gray Man' and I'm an assassin for the CIA."