Eva Mendes has started a healthy debate about spanking children in her latest Instagram post.
The 47-year-old actress and mom to Amada and Esmeralda with Ryan Gosling, posted a throwback image of her favorite red carpet look.
“I’m often asked what my favorite red carpet dress is. This @versace is definitely up there,” she captioned the post.
Eva then added that she’s “not often asked what my favorite parenting quote is, but I’ll post it anyway.”
On the second slide of the post, the quote reads that “Spanking does for a child’s development what hitting a spouse does for a marriage.”
The quote then sparked a debate in the comments, which Eva addressed head on.
One fan wrote: “I don’t know. I was spanked and now I’m a respectful adult. And believe me, I deserved those whoopings. I was a brat.”
Eva responded, “thank you for your comment. So happy to agree to disagree. Want this page to offer that in a loving way. We all parent our own way and I have no idea what I’m doing most the time. This didn’t come with a manual 😩 so when there’s something that resonates with me, I pass it on. Lotsa love ❤️.”
Just last month, Eva shared the makeover she got from her two daughters. Check it out!