Eva Mendes Makes First Public Appearance in 6 Months in Her Hometown of Miami

The 43-year-old actress stepped out solo for an event in Miami, Florida.

Eva Mendes beat the winter weather by jetting down to Miami, Florida, for one of her first public appearances in six months.

The 43-year-old actress -- who was born in the Sunshine State -- attended the grand opening of the New York & Company Miami store, which also marked the launch of her spring collection with the brand.

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Mendes has not made a public appearance since September 2016 at New York Fashion Week. She even skipped awards season despite her longtime partner, Ryan Gosling, being honored on several occasions for his role in La La Land.

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The mother of two did, however, show up to the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas, last week to support Gosling at the premiere of his new movie, Song to Song, but did not make an appearance on the red carpet. Instead, she shared a photo of where the event was taking place on her Instagram.

In a recent issue of Shape magazine, Mendes admitted to being a homebody. "What people don't know about me is that I love being home," she explained. "Instead of hitting the red carpet, I'd rather be with our girls."

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