Canadian movie star and heartthrob Ryan Gosling is Eva Mendes’ partner and he’s also the father of two girls — Esmerelda Amada and Amada Lee. He’s very secretive and protective of his daughters, to the point that he kept their actual birthdays secret from the public as long as possible. But don’t mistake his secretive nature for not fully appreciating how lucky he feels as a father. Read these quotes as testimony to how much Ryan loves being a dad.