Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are two major stars, but they’ve managed to have one of the most low-key and private relationships in all of Hollywood. Not only do the two stars rarely step out together, but they also don’t often speak about one another in the press.
Despite being hush-hush, Gosling and Mendes have been going strong for almost nine years and have started a beautiful family together. From how they first met to Mendes deciding she wanted to have children, learn more about this celebrity romance.
How Did Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling Meet?
Many people think Mendes and Gosling first laid eyes on each other on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines, a movie they did together back in 2011, but they actually met years earlier. In an interview with OprahMag.com years ago, Mendes didn’t reveal where the couple first met, but she did explain they knew each other prior to working together.
The “Place” They Fell In Love
Despite not meeting on The Place Beyond the Pines, they did fall in love on the set. They played a couple on-screen, which definitely helped to facilitate their off-screen romance. The pair then went public with their relationship in September 2011, during a date to Disneyland, though they have kept much of their personal life under wraps.
The Subject of Children
Mendes has been vocal about the fact that she didn’t want children before she fell in love with Gosling. In fact, in an interview with Women’s Health, she revealed she didn’t want to have kids just to have kids, she specifically wanted to have his children. “Ryan Gosling happened. I mean, falling in love with him. Then it made sense for me to have…not kids, but his kids. It was very specific to him,” she explained.
Public Declaration of Love
Though the couple has never married and is seen very rarely out in public together, Gosling did break the trend during the 2017 Golden Globe Awards when he won for his performance in La La Land.
During his speech, Gosling thanked Mendes for raising their daughters and helping her brother fight cancer while he was off shooting the movie. “If she hadn’t taken all that on so that I could have this experience, it would surely be someone else up here other than me today. So sweetheart, thank you,” he said.
Sweet Family of Four
Mendes gave birth to their first daughter, Esmeralda Amada Gosling, on September 12, 2014. She then gave birth to their second daughter, Amada Lee Gosling, on April 29, 2016. They were able to keep both pregnancies and births fairly under wraps while they were happening.