Ryan Gosling reveals just what makes this 'the happiest time' in his life

Ryan Gosling loves being a dad! The 35-year-old La La Land star opened up about his "angels" - daughters Esmerelda, two, and five-month-old Amada - and his biggest role to date. "It’s the happiest time in my life," he told Entertainment Tonight while premiering the film at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Ryan and his longtime love Eva Mendes, 42, have worked hard to keep their little girls out of the spotlight, so much so that reports of their second daughter's arrival came just two weeks after the news broke that Eva was expecting. And while Ryan recently gushed to Hello! about Esmeralda's "ferocious mind," we'll have to wait for more details on little Amada.

TAP TO SEE FULL GALLERY

Ryan calls this the "happiest time of my life"

The pair had some A-List well-wishers on their side when it came to the birth of baby number two. During an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live right after Amada's arrival in April, Ryan didn't go into details about his daughter's birth, but discussed the advice he received from one of his co-stars.

EVA MENDES MAKES FIRST APPEARANCE SINCE GIVING BIRTH

"God bless [Don Rickles]," Ryan told the late-night host. "He is such a lovely man. When my little girl was born, he sent me a gift certificate for Toys 'R' Us... It said, 'Don't worry, you'll get another job. Kids are expensive.'"

Ryan and Eva are parents to two daughters

The Nice Guys actor is just as in love with his leading lady as he is with his daughters. “I know that I’m with the person I’m supposed to be with,” he told Hello!.

JK SIMMONS ON BONDING WITH LA LA LAND COSTAR RYAN GOSLING

When it comes to what he looks for in a woman, the heartthrob continued: "That she’s Eva Mendes. There’s nothing else I’m looking for.”

Don't miss a beat with HELLO! Canada's Daily Hits newsletter, your daily dose of royal and celebrity news, fashion, weddings and more. CLICK HERE to sign up for free!