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Eva Mendes opens up about her brother’s death: “It’s so hard

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Eva Mendes’ older brother, Juan Carlos, passed away three years ago, and the actress recently opened up about her heartache and how she is still on a path to recovery.

The 45-year-old actress told People magazine at the launch of her New York & Company clothing line on Thursday that it was “difficult”.

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“I thank God that I had my baby a week after he passed. Thus, there has been progress,” Mendes revealed. “There was a poetry to it all.”

Her second daughter, Amada Lee, was born 12 days later, Juan Carlos, has passed away on the 17th of April 2016, following a long battle with cancer. He was a 53-year-old.

“My favorite memories are when he was at a Thanksgiving dinner or a big dinner or a Christmas dinner, a roast of everyone, but fried hard,” she remembered.

“Of course, I’m going to miss him incredibly, and that’s an understatement, but I’m holding on to that tradition. I’m so glad he gave me that,” she said. “I don’t think I could carry it in the manner in which he did it, but they are a lot of nice memories of it, because he would get really raw.”

EVA MENDES TELLS RYAN GOSLING THAT CHANGED HER MIND ABOUT THE CHILDREN, ” IT WAS VERY SPECIFIC TO HIM.”

When Following a partner, and Ryan Gosling, who won a Golden Globe award for “La La Land” in 2017, when he dedicated the honor to her and Carlos.

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, ontario, Canada.
(2012 Getty Images)

“I would like to try it, and thank you for a person, and to say that while I was singing and dancing and playing the piano, and is one of the best experiences I’ve ever had on a movie, and my wife was raising our daughter, and was pregnant with our second, and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer,” he said.

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“If she hadn’t taken anything, so I was able to have this experience, it would be someone else here other than me today. So, my dear, I thank you. My daughter, Amada, and Peace, and I love you so much. And, if I may, I would like to dedicate this to the memory of her brother, Juan Carlos Mendes.”

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