“I don’t speak Spanish, I speak Cuban,” says actress Eva Mendes

Adam Smith
Adam Smith
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The actress, model and businesswoman Eva Mendes has shared a funny video with her followers on social networks in which she assures that she does not speak Spanish, she speaks Cuban.

The interpreter, born in Miami and the daughter of Antillean parents, is characterized by being very proud of her roots and, whenever she has the opportunity, she mentions the nationality of her parents, of which she feels worthy heiress.

In one of her most recent videos shared on her Instagram account, she can be seen wearing a colorful dress that is very reminiscent of the tropical tones of the Island, while she comments to someone in Spanish who is very nice: “But who says that I do not speak Spanish? Cone. I speak Cuban. It´s different”.

As if that were not enough, and to reaffirm his point, the clip is accompanied by text: “What the fuck! What the hell! I no espeaky Spanish – I espeaky Cuban”, in a nice Spanglish, perfectly understandable.

As she has stated in various interviews, Eva grew up listening to and speaking the language of her parents, as well as eating the typical dishes of the Island, which she has also made her daughters and husband, American actor Ryan Gosling, try, who assures that His favorite word in the world is also “cunt”, undoubtedly learned from his charismatic wife.

The passion for her roots is such that Eva has come to declare that the best vacations in the world are nothing without her mother’s coffee.

“When a Cuban is on vacation and receives coffee from room service and realizes that it is not a cortadito! Then she thinks: Ayyy, if Mami were here with her Cuban coffee maker, “referred to the actress on her Instagram account.

Her exotic beauty led her to be discovered almost by chance, and in the late 1990s, she starred in films such as Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) and Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000). But it would undoubtedly be her appearance in Training Day (2001) that would launch her career, leading her to play a series of leading roles in blockbuster films such as 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) alongside Denzel Washington.


As a result of the marriage of Mendes and Goslin, two daughters were born, Esmeralda Amada Gosling, eight years old, and Amada Lee Gosling, six.

The girls are unaware of their parents’ fame and they have stated that they prefer it to be that way for as long as they can. Very jealous of their privacy, the couple is not seen very often in public, but both have expressed on several occasions the immense love they profess for each other.

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