Fans have been speculating about the official relationship status of actress Eva Mendes and actor Ryan Gosling for some time, even though they share two children and have been together for 11 years. On Friday, Mendes apparently confirmed that they are indeed married, a rumor that has been circulating for ages.
Mendes appeared on Channel Nine’s Today to talk about her charity work in Australia. Meanwhile, Gosling is currently filming his new movie, The fall guy, in the land below. During his interview, Mendes spoke of the warm reception they had received, casually referring to Gosling as his “husband”.
“Everyone is so welcoming here and my husband Ryan is here and we have the best time,” she told hosts Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon.
The comment follows a post on Instagram of her inner wrist tattoo, which reads “de Gosling”, which her followers believed to be a reference to the tradition of adding a man’s surname to one’s own by using “de” (“of ” English). So “de Gosling” translates to “of Gosling.”
She then made some remarks about an episode of Australia’s The Kyle and Jackie O Showwhere co-host Brittany Hockley asked, “There’s a rumor that you guys might have secretly tied the knot. Is that true?”
Mendes replied: “But who’s to say we weren’t already? I like to keep it all mysterious. I’m a very mysterious woman.”
About the tattoo, she said: “I have a tattoo. It’s just a print on… no, it’s not a print on. But I got it years ago. I put a picture up and I’ve got a lot fun questions.”
The couple got together in 2011 and share two daughters, Esmerelda, eight, and Amada, six.
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