Find Out How Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Met

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are one of Hollywood’s hottest couples. But that’s not all they are. They are also among an unspoken group of Hollywood elite who are fiercely private about their personal life. So much so that they even keep their children out of the spotlight – entirely.

That may seem like a lot, but if there’s anything that history has taught us, it’s that keeping your business behind closed doors does wonders for a relationship. This is especially true in Tinseltown.

As a private couple, Gosling and Mendes have made it a point to keep commentary about their relationship out of the press. In fact, they rarely talk about each other in interviews and only really come out of their shell to dispel rumors! 

When did Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes get married?

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling | Sonia Recchia/Getty Images

Back in 2016, US Weekly released an article claiming that the beloved Hollywood duo tied the knot.

According to the news outlet, the pair said “I do” in front of a close-knit group of family and friends. It certainly sounds like something a private couple would do.

A source told US Weekly, “Eva and Ryan have always felt like a married couple.”

Well, that may be true, but the couple’s publicist outright denied the allegations. Makes you wonder where the source got their information from. Perhaps they were just trying to stir the pot?

Unless Gosling and Mendes have mastered the art of keeping secrets, the two are actually just one of many celebrity couples who opted out of an official marriage for long time.

Weirdly enough, many articles refer to them as a married couple — but there is very little information about the two actually having a wedding. Let’s just say they are married, they’ve just managed to keep all the deets on the low. 

How many kids do Gosling and Mendes have?

Alright, well the verdict on the status of Gosling and Mendes marriage is out. But, there’s one thing the public does know. The couple does have children. Initially, Mendes had no intention of having kids. In fact, she simply didn’t see herself as a mother at the time. But then, she fell for the La La Land actor and everything changed. 

 “I mean, falling in love with him,” she said. “Then it made sense for me to have… not kids, but his kids. It was very specific to him.”

Clearly, Mendes is head over heels for her Hollywood beau. She put her career on hold to care for their first child. While this matched up with her personal feelings at the moment, it still shows the commitment she has to their relationship and their new family.

 “I felt a lack of ambition, if I can be honest. I feel more ambitious in the home right now than I do in the workplace.”

Oh, and for the record! The cute couple currently has two children — Esmeralda Gosling, born September 12, 2014, and Amada Gosling who was born on April  29, 2016.   

This is how Gosling and Mendes met

So how did the picture-perfect couple meet? The two actors, of course, met on set! Back in 2011, they crossed paths while filming The Place Beyond the Pines. While many have speculated about their meeting place, Mendes recently posted a video on her Instagram with the caption: “Flashing back to one of my favorite scenes from A Place Beyond the Pines.”

In this clip, Gosling (who plays a stunt motorcycle biker) is holding the bundle of joy he shares with ex-girlfriend Romina Gutierrez. None other than Mendes played his ex. Talk about foreshadowing! 

For those who did their sleuthing before this little IG post went public, it’s a reminder that the pair worked together before falling love. Just like many of the successful and unsuccessful Hollywood couples that came before them.