While Eva Mendes is out here making jokes about how you shouldn't wear sweatpants because it could cause your partner to divorce you, here's an idea: wear whatever you want. Sweatpants. Bag of trash. Classic work of art. Pool noodle.

If the person you're with is telling you to not wear sweatpants all the time, that's probably because it's unbecoming to be constantly draped in fabric held together by elastic. Sure, there's a time and place for everything. For example, probably not a great idea to wear sweatpants to a black-tie event. Just my guess. At home? No big deal.

In an interview with Extra, the actress follows up her declaration that her sense of style is "I guess...maybe...feminine?" by saying that she will "literally" and "figuratively" wear pants, but when she says that, she does not mean sweatpants. Literally OR figuratively. Even at home? her intrepid interviewer, AJ Calloway, wonders. No. Some advice from Eva Mendes for all you wifed-up ladies out there:

"Sweatpants? No no no. You can't do sweatpants. Ladies, the number one cause of divorce in America is sweatpants."

Funny joke, we get what you're going for, but bad advice all around. Wear whatever you want if you're at home relaxing. Wear whatever you want when you're out on a motorbike. Wear whatever you want when you're buying peanut butter at Trader Joe's. It doesn't matter. Wear a towel, wear a dress. Wear a flouncy shirt. Wear a belt made of wrenches and rubies.

Don't listen to Eva Mendes.

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