The 45-year-old actress and fashion designer, Eva Méndez, has posted some really rare photos which they took while she was having some great times with her brother, Juan Carlos Méndez, via her official Instagram account.
In 2016, Juan Carlos Méndez had passed away at the age of 53 after a long battle with throat cancer. The actress’ older sibling died on April 17, according to social media updates from family members.
If he were alive today, we’d be celebrating his 57th birthday but Eva didn’t forget her brother’s birthday and penned down an emotional open letter for paying her tribute to her big brother.
Here’s what she wrote for her brother:
“Little me on my big brother’s shoulders ❤ ⠀
Today I celebrate my brother John. He would’ve been 57. We lost him almost 4 years ago. ⠀⠀
When I think back to our rocky relationship at times, I realize what he was doing. He was prepping me for the world. He made me tough as nails. And I thank him for that daily.
I love you, my big brother. And I know if you were here right now you’d be out there helping people who need it. Somehow I think you’re doing that anyway. ❤⠀⠀
From left to right, John, my sister Becky, my Mami, me and my sister Janet. ⠀⠀
I love you ‘pato que.'”
You can see the Instagram post of Eva Mendes below.