Mendes, who is mom to Esmeralda, said even though she's experiencing motherhood right now by caring for her daughter, she's not about to tell other mothers what to do or how to raise their babies.
"I don't feel like I've really earned the right," she told Women's Health. "I want to respect all the moms out there. They're going to be like, 'You know what? You're a few months in. Just shut up.'"