Ryan & Eva: In­side Their Pri­vate World

One of Hol­ly­wood’s most tightlipped duos, Men­des and Gosling prove true love con­quers all

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Ryan Gosling may have walked on the moon in First Man, but his long­time love, Eva Men­des, keeps him grounded. In a re­cent in­ter­view, the ac­tor shared how his dizzy­ing NASA-like train­ing earned him a con­cus­sion and left him rat­tling off non­sense at their LA home: “I was hell-bent on this idea that there were peo­ple in dough­nut stores all around the world that were try­ing to charm their way into get­ting free dough­nuts.” Alarmed, his wife sprung into ac­tion. “She was like... ‘I think you might

have brain dam­age. I think you should go to the hos­pi­tal,’” he re­called, not­ing, “She was so pa­tient.”

It’s just one ex­am­ple of the strength of their seven-year ro­mance, one lived al­most en­tirely out

of the spot­light. While other Hol­ly­wood cou­ples parade their love around, Gosling, 37, and Men­des, 44, have en­joyed keep­ing an in­cred­i­bly low pro­file. (They haven’t walked a red car­pet to­gether since

2013!) “They’re ex­tremely pri­vate,” says a source close to the cou­ple. “You’re not go­ing to see them out on the town or hanging with other celebri­ties very of­ten. Ryan wants to keep his pri­vate life out of the pub­lic’s reach.” But be­hind closed doors, the par­ents of daugh­ters Es­mer­alda, 4, and Amada, 2, are devoted to each other. Adds a sec­ond source, “Ryan is com­pletely in­fat­u­ated with Eva. His main goal is to make her happy.”


Since meet­ing on the set of 2012’s The Place Be­yond

the Pines, the duo have cho­sen not to mix busi­ness with plea­sure. “It’s very un­likely you’ll see Ryan back­stage at an event or sup­port­ing Eva from the side­lines,” says a Men­des pal. “In that way, their re­la­tion­ship is mys­te­ri­ous and un­con­ven­tional.”

They have their rea­sons. “Eva doesn’t want her love life to over­shadow her ac­com­plish­ments,” says the pal. “She’s in­de­pen­dent and doesn’t want their re­la­tion­ship to be a talk­ing point.” Es­pe­cially as Os­car fron­trun­ner Gosling’s star con­tin­ues to rise. “Her ca­reer has stalled a bit,” the first source says of the ac­tress-de­signer. “But Ryan is ex­tremely sup­port­ive. They have their is­sues like any cou­ple, but they’re devoted and al­ways work through it.”

Ev­ery­thing they do is for the sake of their girls. With no nanny or out­side help, “it can be dif­fi­cult for them at times, but hav­ing young daugh­ters is a bless­ing,” says the first in­sider. “It’s only the two of them, with ex­tended fam­ily filling in for babysit­ting.”

And Gosling wouldn’t have it any other way. “Eva’s the dream mother,” he’s gushed, “and they’re dream ba­bies, and it’s like a dream that I’m hav­ing right now.”

Asked what one qual­ity he looks for in a woman,Gosling (in March 2013) said, “That she’s Eva Men­des.”

Af­ter vis­it­ing him on the set of First Man, Gosling’s kids “think I’m an as­tro­naut now,” he said.

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