Tuesday, May 28

Ryan Gosling Never Appears with Partner & Mom of His 2 Kids Anymore — Inside Their Decision

  • Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, together since 2011, prioritize privacy, seldom making public appearances as a couple.
  • Parents to two cherished daughters, the couple offers minimal public exposure to their family life.
  • Despite speculation, the duo remains silent on marital status, though Mendes has addressed their choice to keep their relationship private.
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling attend "The Place Beyond The Pines" premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, Canada, on September 7, 2012. | Source: Getty Images

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling attend “The Place Beyond The Pines” premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, Canada, on September 7, 2012. | Source: Getty Images

Ryan Gosling and his partner Eva Mendes started dating in 2011. The pair have been together for about 13 years and share two daughters, Esmeralda Amada and Amada Lee Gosling. Gosling and Mendes are often tight-lipped about their relationship.

Ryan Gosling attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California, on February 26, 2017. | Source: Getty Images

Ryan Gosling attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California, on February 26, 2017. | Source: Getty Images

The two met on the set of “The Place Beyond the Pines,” where they costarred as love interests. In September 2011, they were spotted on a date in Disneyland’s California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California, where the two took their offscreen romance away from the cameras.

Eva Mendes at "The Other Guys" press conference at The Ritz-Carlton in Cancun, Mexico on June 28, 2010. | Source: Getty Images

Eva Mendes at “The Other Guys” press conference at The Ritz-Carlton in Cancun, Mexico on June 28, 2010. | Source: Getty Images

A source said Gosling and Mendes had great chemistry on screen and enjoyed filming the movie “The Place Beyond the Pines” as Luke and Romina together. “Ryan and Eva have spent a lot of time together on the set,” added the insider.

Eva Mendes attends the launch of Calvin Klein 'Body' Jeans at Calvin Klein boutique in Milan, Italy on November 12, 2009. | Source: Getty Images

Eva Mendes attends the launch of Calvin Klein ‘Body’ Jeans at Calvin Klein boutique in Milan, Italy on November 12, 2009. | Source: Getty Images

Away from the set and on a date, the two enjoyed pink cotton candy and popcorn, had fun on the amusement park rides, and were seen holding hands at Disney’s Tomorrowland. An onlooker said Gosling was paying lots of attention to his date. He would look at her face as they walked through crowds and ensure she was okay.

A year after meeting, Mendes and Gosling were spotted attending the actor’s mother’s graduation at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, in June 2012. The pair looked happy to be in each other’s company and received a warm reception at the university as members were shocked at their high-profile appearance.

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes were seen at Tao Restaurant for the SNL after-party in New York City on September 30, 2017. | Source: Getty Images

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes were seen at Tao Restaurant for the SNL after-party in New York City on September 30, 2017. | Source: Getty Images

Mendes and Gosling were not married when they welcomed their first child. The actress gave birth to Esmeralda Amada Gosling on September 12, 2014, at 10:22 a.m. in Santa Monica, California. A friend of the couple said they had discussed having children before the actress got pregnant.

Eva Mendes attends the opening night of The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 21, 2008. | Source: Getty Images

Eva Mendes attends the opening night of The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 21, 2008. | Source: Getty Images

The two would travel to different places and go on hikes with their dog, but when Mendes got pregnant, she barely left home, and Gosling did a great job of taking care of her. He was also supportive of keeping the pregnancy a secret.

Eva Mendes attends the film premiere of "The Wendell Baker Story" at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, California, on May 10, 2007. | Source: Getty Images

Eva Mendes attends the film premiere of “The Wendell Baker Story” at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, California, on May 10, 2007. | Source: Getty Images

The friend added that Mendes, who gave birth via C-section, was “in heaven being a mom.” The couple were also amazed at the beautiful person they’d created. “It’s a really special time for them,” said the friend.

Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie attend the "Barbie" European Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 12, 2023 in London. | Source: Getty Images

Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie attend the “Barbie” European Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 12, 2023 in London. | Source: Getty Images

Ryan Gosling, who recently starred in “Barbie” as Ken alongside Margot Robbie, became a dad for the second time on April 29, 2016, when Mendes gave birth to their second daughter Amada Lee Gosling in Santa Monica, California. The couple kept their second pregnancy under wraps for months.

Ryan Gosling attends "The Gray Man" Special Screening at BFI Southbank in London, England, on July 19, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Ryan Gosling attends “The Gray Man” Special Screening at BFI Southbank in London, England, on July 19, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Mendes’ social accounts gave no hints that she was pregnant, nor did Gosling. A source said the actress has never wanted anyone beyond her close family and friends to know much about their lives. Still, a friend of Mendes noted that as much as the actress was independent, she felt like she had finally found the person she wanted to be with.

Ryan Gosling arrives at the 39th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival: 16th Annual Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence In Film Honoring Ryan Gosling at Ritz-Carlton Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California on January 13, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Ryan Gosling arrives at the 39th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival: 16th Annual Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence In Film Honoring Ryan Gosling at Ritz-Carlton Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California on January 13, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

When Gosling was asked whether he had seen a future with kids, he admitted that he hadn’t considered kids before meeting before he met Mendes. However, when they crossed paths, he knew he just didn’t want to have children without her.

As Gosling and the actress acted as family on screen, the actor realized he didn’t want to play pretend anymore, and he’d be lucky to create a family with Mendes.

After Gosling welcomed his second child, he started appearing in fewer movies, and for four years, he wasn’t featured in anything. He explained that he wanted to spend as much time as possible with his kids, so he took a break from Hollywood.

Eva Mendes attends the Eva Mendes For New York & Company Spring Launch at the Los Cerritos Center in Cerritos, California, on March 19, 2014. | Source: Getty Images

Eva Mendes attends the Eva Mendes For New York & Company Spring Launch at the Los Cerritos Center in Cerritos, California, on March 19, 2014. | Source: Getty Images

The movie star also said he and Mendes didn’t have a nanny, as they did everything by themselves. So, Gosling tried only to do one or two movies per year because he had to bring his family from their quiet town in the southern half of California to the location of each movie he shot. However, most of the time, they stayed at home with visiting relatives.

Ryan Gosling smiles as he arrives for the screening of the film "Lost River" at the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 20, 2014. | Source: Getty Images

Ryan Gosling smiles as he arrives for the screening of the film “Lost River” at the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 20, 2014. | Source: Getty Images

Just before Esmeralda celebrated her first Christmas, the actor expressed his affection for Mendes, saying, “I know that I’m with the person I’m supposed to be with.” He added that the only quality he needs in a woman is that “she’s Eva Mendes.” The actor is looking for nothing else but the mother of his kids.

In his 2017 Golden Globes acceptance speech, Gosling thanked Mendes for her support as he filmed “La La Land,” and said, “My lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer.”

Ryan Gosling accepts the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for his role in "La La Land" during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on January 8, 2017. | Source: Getty Images

Ryan Gosling accepts the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for his role in “La La Land” during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on January 8, 2017. | Source: Getty Images

The actor melted hearts with his speech as he added, “If she hadn’t taken all that on so that I could have this experience, would surely be someone else up here other than me to today. Sweetheart, thank you.”

Eva Mendes gets emotional during the launch of a new Cartier Love Charity bracelet to benefit The Art of Elysium at the Cartier Mansion in New York City on June 11, 2009. | Source: Getty Images

Eva Mendes gets emotional during the launch of a new Cartier Love Charity bracelet to benefit The Art of Elysium at the Cartier Mansion in New York City on June 11, 2009. | Source: Getty Images

Gosling dedicated this award to Mendes, who didn’t attend the event as she was at home taking care of their girls, and her late brother Carlos Mendez, who died of cancer on April 17, 2016. The actor also gushed over his daughters on the red carpet, saying that raising them was a dream come true and that they’re “angels” with “heaven eyes.”

The actor reiterated this statement when he welcomed his second daughter. He said being in a house with three girls was like “heaven.” He gushed, “It’s like walking through a field of flowers every day. I live with angels.” Gosling went on to say that her girls were like a ray of sunshine in dark times.

Gosling also expressed admiration for his wife and kids in another acceptance speech in 2024. This time, he was honored with the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

The actor said his job in acting was important as he grew up dreaming of making movies, but now the films had made his life a dream. “Most importantly, I got to meet the girl of my dreams, Eva Mendes, and have two dream children,” he said.

Gosling, who enjoys family moments, noted that the pandemic period, especially the lockdown, was a tough time for his kids, who were young as they were separated from other kids and family. Mendes and her partner did their best to entertain them, with Gosling joking that they did more acting in quarantine than they ever did their entire careers.

Around the same time, in 2020, Mendes shared a picture of herself on the beach taken 15 years ago. She disclosed that she hadn’t been on a beach or for a run for a year. A user asked her to tell Gosling to take her out more, but the actress responded that she’d rather be home with her man than anyone else in the world.

Mendes also praises her partner. When the actress appeared on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” in 2019, she swooned over her picture with Gosling while agreeing with Clarkson that he was so cute. Mendes also revealed that she and Gosling have similar parenting styles, as they are both very controlling. She added that she could also be taking the helicopter and bulldozing parenting style.

Eva Mendes attends the "La dolce vita" world restoration premiere during The 5th International Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica in Rome, Italy, on October 30, 2010. | Source: Getty Images

Eva Mendes attends the “La dolce vita” world restoration premiere during The 5th International Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica in Rome, Italy, on October 30, 2010. | Source: Getty Images

Mendes also loves sharing special moments on Instagram, but she is keen on not oversharing. In 2020, a fan requested Mendes to share more pictures of Gosling. In response, the actress emphasized the privacy of her partner and children, stating that she would only post photos of her family that are already available online as flashbacks.

The mom of two, who admitted to struggling with social media, also revealed that her partner was a great chef and baker when responding to a fan on Instagram. Mendes only steams veggies and makes juices and rice, but Gosling really cooks while she barely survives the chore.

Ryan Gosling at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival event honoring Ryan Gosling held at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara, California, on January 13, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Ryan Gosling at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival event honoring Ryan Gosling held at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara, California, on January 13, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Gosling concurred that he was a great cook who made amazing pies, a skill he learned from his mom, who used to bake as a side hustle. The actor uses raspberry to make his pie and flutes his crust, too.

Ryan Gosling attends the "Barbie" VIP Photocall at The London Eye in London, England, on July 12, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Ryan Gosling attends the “Barbie” VIP Photocall at The London Eye in London, England, on July 12, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Gosling makes fantastic dishes, but Mendes does a great job at cleaning. In an Instagram post, she said she was serious about cleaning her house, especially the kitchen. The actress washes the dishes and doesn’t go to bed with a full sink.

While responding to another fan on Instagram, Mendes revealed why she and Gosling aren’t seen at events together. She told the fan that the two don’t do those things together when the fan said she was hoping to see Mendes beside Gosling during the awards season after the release of “Barbie.” Mendes added that she was only comfortable sharing photos that were already out there.

As much as Mendes doesn’t share current pictures of her partner and their family, she expresses her love for him online. When the “Barbie” anthem song “I’m Just Ken” won Best Song at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards, Gosling’s reaction to the win went viral. Hours later, Mendes posted the reaction, which was now a meme, on Instagram, captioning it, “I LOVE HIM!!!!”

Mendes is her partner’s biggest fan. She wears merchandise from “Barbie” and shares pictures on her Instagram. She also jokes about wearing “Barbie” underwear in an interview and talks about how excited she is about the movie.

Gosling and Mendes gush about each other publicly and always shower each other with love. Their romance has left many wondering why they haven’t tied the knot yet. Recently, Mendes shared a picture of herself on Instagram showing off a tattoo of the words “de Gosling.” The short and sweet tattoo on her wrist had fans speculating that it had a deeper meaning.

Within Hispanic culture, incorporating ‘de’ or ‘of’ merges the woman’s last name with her husband’s post-marriage. This suggests that the star’s tattoo may symbolize a ‘Mrs. Gosling,’ which could mean the couple have gotten married.

Eva Mendes attends Eva Mendes for the New York & Company Fall Holiday Fashion Show at The Palace Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on September 13, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

Eva Mendes attends Eva Mendes for the New York & Company Fall Holiday Fashion Show at The Palace Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on September 13, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

However, as much as Eva Mendes and Gosling haven’t clarified their marital status, they have shown that they are a family by speaking lovingly about each other and their parenting skills and giving their fans a glimpse into their happy life, where they raise their two daughters and love each other.