Eva Mendes is addressing the death of her brother for the first time publicly. Her brother, Juan Carlos passed away three years ago but the star just opened up to PEOPLE Magazine at the launch of her New York & Company clothing line on Thursday.
"It's been tough," the 45-year-old actress said when asked about how she was holding up after her brother's passing. "Thank God I had my baby; it was a week after he passed. So there was something to move forward. There was poetry to it all.”