It’s been pretty darn obvious for a while now that Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are the type of celebs who prefer to keep their personal lives private (like super private), and while we’ve come to expect Gosling to show up to red carpet appearances on his own, we did wonder if Mendes would join him for the recent awards season since he was nominated for a top prize. But nope, Eva didn’t turn up (Ryan brought a mystery date to the Oscars instead), and now we know why she’s been a no-show.

Eva Mendes

Spending her time these days as an adoring mama of two little girls, two-year-old Esmeralda and 11-month-old Amada, Eva Mendes has stepped back from the spotlight for now. And, TBH, that’s just the way she wants it. “What people don’t know about me is that I love being home,” she told Shape while being interviewed for their April 2017 issue, which she graces the cover of.

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling

She revealed the reason for her homebody ways, saying, “Instead of hitting the red carpet, I’d rather be with our girls.” Totally understandable, natch, but we still hope we see her out in front of the cameras sooner rather than later.

Do you love to stay home or do you prefer to be out as much as possible? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t E!; photos via Angela Weiss + Sonia Recchia/Getty)