Actors Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling have become parents for the first time, but kept the birth secret.

Here's the birth certificate

The couple gave birth to the baby girl on Friday September 12.

The couple had also kept the news of Mendes's pregnancy to themselves for a long time, with the first reports emerging in July when she was already seven months pregnant.

Mendes, 40, has not been seen on the red carpet since February and had brushed off pregnancy rumours earlier this year.

At the time she said: "It's so ridiculous.

"It all started because I didn't want to go through the scanners at the airport. You know those X-ray scanners which are really creepy? They basically see you naked, right?

"And, not only that, but there's a radiation aspect to it so I always opt out."

Mendes, who made her name in the 2001 blockbuster Training Day, has been dating The Notebook star Gosling, 33, for three years.

Both played parents in the film The Place Beyond The Pines last year.


She's trying to hide it.

She's Beautiful

"People are incapable of stereotyping you; you stereotype yourself because
you're the one who accepts roles that put you in this rut or in this stereotype.

She's Sexual

"I'm very comfortable with myself and my sexuality, but it doesn't define me."
I also read books believe it or not.

Violence Over Sex?

"We seem okay with violence, but nudity we race to criticize and censor."

She's A Sex Symbol

"I know I walk a fine line between being a respected actor and being what they call a sex symbol."

Her Career

"I might act like it's an accident but the opposite is true."
I'm incredibly calculated when it comes to my career.

Her Love

"I love having a man in my life, and being his woman at the end of the day. I know it's a dichotomy."
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