Eva Mendes looks gorgeous as ever in first public appearance in six months -- see the pics!


She's baaaaack ...

Eva Mendes made her first public appearance in six months on Thursday night, and she looked absolutely gorgeous. The 43-year-old actress wore a turquoise one-shoulder dress from her very own Eva Mendes Collection -- at less than $100, it's definitely a steal! The bright hue accentuated her glowing skin and brunette tresses.

The "Hitch" star was in Miami to celebrate the grand opening of a New York & Company store, the brand she collaborated with for her fashion line.

"It is such a thrill to open more stores, especially in the Miami Area," Mendes said in a statement. "I was born in Miami, so this city has always been dear to me."

The beauty has remained out of the spotlight for many months, leaving her beau Ryan Gosling flying solo on the red carpet -- for the most part. If you recall, Gosling brought his sister, Mandi, to the 2017 Academy Awards and the internet went wild over her gorgeous appearance.

In a recent interview with Shape, Eva revealed she prefers being at home with her family rather than attending glitzy events:

"What people don't know about me is that I love being home. Instead of hitting the red carpet, I'd rather be with our girls," Mendes said.

The Hollywood actress has two girls, Esmeralda, 2, and Amada, 10 months, with her longtime love.

Here's to hoping we see more of Eva on the red carpet in the near future!