Eva Mendes hinted that she and Ryan Gosling have been secretly married for years

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes seem like one of Hollywood’s most solid couples, even though they keep most of their romantic lives pretty private. They first sparked dating rumors in 2011 while filming Spot behind the pine trees, and has been going strong ever since. Here we look back at their connection over the past decade and beyond.

August 2011

The pair were friends for many years before they started dating, according to Oprah Mag.

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“We had known each other for a while already, so it was really exciting to work together,” Mendes said of the shoot Spot behind the pine trees in New York together. But soon it seemed that they were spending a lot of time together for just friends.

“There’s always been such a strong chemistry between them… it was just a matter of time!” said a source on set.

September 2011

In September of the same year, the pair were spotted smooching at Disneyland. An observer said so Us Magazine how flirtatious they were.

“They were very playful,” they said. “Eva jumped around like a little girl…She leaned into him and she held his arm the whole time.”

October 2011

Like Zendaya and Tom Holland, Gosling and Mendes were busted while pulling out at a stop light in Hollywood. Soon after, they flew out to Paris together.

June 2012

The next summer, the couple visited Gosling’s native Canada and spent time with his mother, Donna. Donna was apparently a big fan of Mendes.

“Donna and Eva are really, really good together,” said a source. “Donna wants Ryan to settle down and Eva is also about getting him on that train, so they’re both on the same page.”

Another source claimed that Mendes’ family also gave the relationship the all clear. “Eva says that’s what sealed the deal with Ryan,” the insider said. “They’ll probably make it.”

September 2012

Spot behind the pine trees premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and the couple posed on the red carpet together.

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They were also each other’s date when the film premiered in NYC at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema.

September 2014

Mendes gave birth to the couple’s first child, their daughter Esmeralda Amada. Apparently, Mendes hadn’t planned on becoming a mother, but that changed when she and Gosling got together.

“Then it made sense to me to have… not children, but his children,” she said Women’s health. “It was very specific to him.”

April 2015

Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River is released, starring Mendes.

December 2015

Gosling made some rare comments about his relationship, says in an interview with Hi! magazine, “I know I’m with the person I’m meant to be with.”

When pressed on what qualities he looks for in a woman, he said the only quality he looks for is “that she’s Eva Mendes… There’s nothing else I look for.”

May 2016

The couple welcomed their second daughter, Amada Lee.

September 2016

Marriage rumors swirl around the couple, and Us Weekly reported that they had had a ceremony with “a small group of family and friends.”

Shortly after, TMZ disproved the story.

In 2011, Mendes had told Chelsea Handler, “I’m not as anti-marriage or the institution as other people are. And I love the idea of ​​a union – it’s all very beautiful. But I think, you know, it’s a very old-fashioned, archaic kind of thing. We originally did it for country. How unromantic is that?”

She added that it would be fun “to be with someone in their fifties and sixties and be like, ‘That’s my girlfriend.'”

January 2017

Gosling received a Golden Globe Award for La La Landand thanked “his lady” for her support.

“While I was singing and dancing and playing the piano and having one of the best experiences I’ve ever had on a movie, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second, and trying to help her brother fight his battle against the cancer.”, Gosling said. “If she hadn’t taken it all on so I could have this experience, there would definitely be someone up here today, so sweet, thank you.”

September 2019

Mendes told Get access to Hollywood bit about raising her with Gosling.

“It’s so fun and beautiful and crazy,” she said said. “Obviously it’s so hard, but it’s that feeling of ending your day and putting them to bed, and Ryan and I look at each other like, ‘We did it, we got out relatively unscathed’.”

October 21

Like their relationship, the couple tries to keep their children out of the limelight. Gosling isn’t active on social media, and Mendes has responded to people accusing him of not being an active parent because he doesn’t feature much on her feed.

“I don’t talk about Ryan and all the wonderful things he does as a father because I keep that part private,” she wrote. “I feel it’s best that I continue to reveal what I’m comfortable with but not involve him or my kids too much. It’s not about being cagey or weird, it’s just about staying private in a public space. Does that make sense? I hope so. Because that’s my honest answer.”

But Gosling did share a bit about what it was like to parent under pandemic lockdown conditions.

“Our kids are young, so it was a tough time for them to be separated from other kids and not be able to see family and stuff,” Gosling shared. GQ. “So we did our best to entertain them.”

May 2022

Mendes promoted Gosling’s new film, The gray manand shares a poster for the film, where Gosling looks like an undeniable dreamboat.

“My husband makes all my 1980s action star dreams come true,” she said.

June 2022

She also raved about Gosling’s role as the iconic Ken in the Margot Robbie-led film Barbie movie.

“So. F. Funny. So. F. Good. So F was excited for you to see this… she joked, hashtagging it #Thatsmyken.

November 2022

On Nov. 15, Mendes shared his new inner wrist tattoo on Instagram, a design that spells out “de Gosling.”

Mendes, who was raised by his Cuban parents in Miami, may be referring to the tradition of adding a man’s last name to the woman’s original name after their marriage, using “de” or “of.” If Mendes and Gosling were married, her name could be Eva Mendes de Gosling. Fans took the tattoo as a sign that Mendes and Gosling are secretly engaged.

Mendes then appeared on Australia’s The Kyle and Jackie O Show, where they naturally asked about the tattoo. Co-host Brittany Hockley asked bluntly, “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.”

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