They try to keep their private lives completely out of the spotlight, and that extends to how Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes plan to raise their daughters Esmeralda and Amada.
The notoriously private couple, who also rarely attend events together in an effort to keep things low-profile, are intent on providing Esmeralda, 2, and Amada, 9 months, with a normal life despite their having famous parents.
"Their focus is on giving their girls a normal upbringing," a source told People Magazine.
Among the ways they reportedly try to do so is to stay out of the spotlight as much as possible, only emerging when necessary, and trying as often as possible to get out of L.A. so they have more freedom with their daughters, without having to worry about paparazzi following them and documenting every move they make.
"Ryan and Eva are incredibly private, but at home, they're just like any normal family," the source said. "They don't like the L.A. lifestyle and love to get out of town where they have more freedom to be out and about without all the attention."
In addition, the pair keep things modest with their living arrangements, still staying in the two-bedroom LA home that Gosling used to use as a bachelor pad, and also eschewing the typical celeb norms of employing a nanny, relying on Mendes' family when they need some help or both have obligations with their careers that require them to have someone else watch the kids.
And though Gosling is certainly being kept busy right now with his movie La La Land being an awards favorite, the source says he is still intent on being as much of a good dad as he possibly can and spending time with his daughters.
"Ryan is an incredible dad and is head over heels for his girls. He's always been like a kid at heart, so he's a fun dad with lots of energy," the source said. "...You can tell that both Ryan and Eva just want to spend as much time as possible with their daughters."