Is Ryan Gosling dating a German model while “on a break” from Eva Mendes?

You guys know I love the British tabloid/rag/newspaper The Daily Mail, right? The writers are full of snark, judgment, kvetching and criticism. It’s like coming home. I don’t fool myself – I know they are very often mean-spirited, and I know they are often flat-out wrong. Still, I get a lot of leads from The Mail, and (just my opinion) The Mail has been right enough times that I’m always interested to hear their take. But I really don’t know what to make of this report about Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling. The short version is that sources tell The Mail that Gosling and Mendes are on a break, and on that “break,” Gosling was seen out with a German model in Cape Town, South Africa. The problem? The last I heard, Gosling was in Thailand, and Eva Mendes had basically spent all of February and the first weeks of March with Ryan there. LaineyGossip had photos of Ryan and Eva in Thailand just a few days ago too. So is this just bullpuckey?

The six-month romance between Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes has hit a rocky patch. Last week, the handsome Drive star was spotted having dinner in Cape Town with a German model.

Ryan, 31, has been staying at the One And Only Hotel in the South African city after telling friends he needed some time ‘to think’.

He had flown there without 38-year-old Eva and was seen dining with a blonde at the Grand Cafe, a fashionable beachside haunt.

‘Ryan and Eva are having trouble seeing eye to eye,’ says a mole. ‘He was having dinner with a blonde model who said she was from Berlin. He tried to disguise himself with a woolly hat and scarf and seemed eager not to be noticed as they sat at a beach table, but he was clearly entranced by her.’

Ryan and Eva met on the thriller The Place Beyond The Pines, which is due out later this year, and producers fear they may announce a break-up before the promotional tour.

Last night a spokesman for Eva insisted the pair were still together.

[From The Mail]

Maybe it was a Gosling-look-alike in Cape Town? Does anyone know if Ryan is still in Thailand? Did his film wrap and he flew to South Africa for an Eva-less vacation? And why did Eva’s rep bother to confirm the status of Eva’s relationship with Ryan? This is all very interesting. I guess I’m kind of hoping that some part of The Mail’s report is true because I’m still not getting Ryan and Eva as a couple. They just… make no sense to me. That being said, I think The Mail might be full of it in this instance.

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  1. lisa says:

    I thought I saw a picture of the two of them together on Lainey’s site on Friday and it said she was still with him in Thailand. I don’t know if it is recent. If it is then the story of him stepping out on her is BS

    • drea says:

      Me too! I thought he was still in the middle of filming in Thailand so how could he have made some kind of trip to South Africa? And isn’t Eva still there? I don’t think the writer of that tab article know how many days and connecting flights it takes to get from Bangkok to Capetown. People would’ve noticed he was gone.

  2. Original Lucy says:

    Not buying them as a couple either….Publicity stunt couple for their movie… as soon as their movie comes out…it will be over!

    • brin says:

      ITA….they don’t make sense as a couple at all.

    • terracotta says:

      nah – ryan’s movies aren’t known for making a bunch of a money anyways and he’s a very reputable and established actor. He doesn’t have to stoop to pulling showmances like a couple of Teen NIck stars.

      I think they may be a weird couple, but a super hot weird couple at that. And heat can take you a long way sometimes.

      • Aiobhan says:

        ITA. Ryan Gosling star is just rising so and Eva is nothing more than a hair model. I don’t really understand the rationale that this is a publicity stunt. Yes, they do look like the odd couple but I just don’t believe that he would do this for anything more than to spend time with her.

    • Lukie says:

      He said in an interview, that was released around the time they first hooked up, that his first celebrity crush was Sophia Loren.

      Eva basically looks like Sophia’s Cuban long lost relative, so there ya go…

    • Jordyn says:

      While I don’t buy them as a couple either, I highly doubt it’s a publicity stunt. It’s a feat for Gosling to do any publicity for movies he’s in as it is, so I highly highly doubt that he would pull such an elaborate stunt for a film that is inevitably going to be more of an art house pic than full on studio blockbuster (That being said the director Derek Cianfrance has compared the tone of the film to something Godfather-esque but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be a mainstream flick). At this point in his career, the Gos really doesn’t need sidelines publicity because there is generally good buzz when he’s involved in a film given his talent level and he’s one of the more in-demand actors of the moment.

      As for Eva, I think she’s just lucked out and managed to catch the eye of Baby Goose. I have no idea how she’s still getting roles that aren’t in straight to DVD films. She certainly looks like she’s about to hit her 40s (so I don’t buy her as playing Gosling’s love interest in this film), she’s hit or miss in terms of her physical beauty, and has very very very very limited talented (if she’s not playing the quintessential sexpot, she’s out). It’s interesting how she’s been in the industry for 20+ years and has yet to ascend to the A-list. I think she should stick to her linen business or whatever that side project interior decorating gig she has with department stores.

      In conclusion, I’m hoping he decides to sex it up with any of the following 3 women post-Mendes: 1) Charlize Theron (oMGGGGZZZ blonde hotness… limbs everywhere… he likes them older too) 2) Jessica Chastain (current girl crush) 3) Me, my bed, and a bottle of scotch

  3. Nina says:

    Eva has spent six weeks with him in Thaïland. She met his mother. I highly doubt this is a PR stunt.

    • jinni says:

      I heard that Gosling’s mom allowed him to temporaily live with Justin Timberlake’s family in order to be on the Mickey Mouse show when he was a child, so I don’t think she’d mind playing the PR game in order to help her son along in the fame game.

      As for Eva, she doesn’t have much else going on in her career, so hanging out with her “boyfriend” is probably a better alternative. Especially when said boyfriend is an internet sensation, is steadily rising to the A-list, and gets a decent amount of media attention; something she has never been able to really garner on her own.

  4. carrie says:

    i don’t “buy” them as couple but in the last news(and twitter: OMG Gosling is very popular in Thailand)),Ryan Gosling is again and always in Thailand to work

  5. Asli says:

    And the romance is over before it even started…

  6. Alti says:

    maybe it´s true, but this DM-article is from Katie Nicholl :-) . Everybody knows: Nicholl devises the most of “her” stories…

  7. The Truth Fairy says:

    I’ve always thought she was a lesbian. Anyone else get that vibe?

  8. kimmy says:

    the gos isnt really one to “pap” out relationships though, so i think they are a real couple. he’s probably still in thailand and is probably still with eva.

  9. Lis says:

    I hate the term “on a break”. Grownups do not go “on a break”. They’re either together or they’re not.

    Also, I have no idea if this relationship is real or not. They make no sense to me as a couple, either.

    But, on the other hand, they make so little sense to me as a publicity stunt that they could be real.

  10. vicky says:

    Love the Scotty’s Castle Death Valley t-shirt. Wonder if he actually went there. Cool place.

  11. Turtle Dove says:

    I wonder if this report has Ryan Gosling mixed up with Ryan Reynolds? RR was reported to be having a fling with a model while shooting in that area post split with ScarJo.

  12. maemay says:

    Seems like a way to get the press to even give a damn about this couple. I like them they are quiet and you can usually pretend they don’t exist. Seems like the celebrity break up rumor for attention rope a dope move.

  13. Cinesnatch says:

    Can we TALK about the hot guy on the left ogling Gosling. YUMMY!

    And, THAT smirk on Gosling’s face. I don’t know why it’s there, but I *love* it!

    P.S. I agree with everyone here. Mendes doesn’t want kids and Gosling does. Never gonna last, even if the romance is genuine, which I agree, it’s probably not. B!tch hasn’t had a hit since Hitch. Of course she has nothing better to do than hang out with Gosling. But, I can’t imagine them not f!cking. That would be sad if they weren’t.

    P.P.S. Like The Truth Fairy mentioned earlier, I also get lesbian vibe from Mendes. However, she was in an 8-year low-key relationship with a music exec, so I’m thinking bisexual (at best), but, in reality, she probably is straight (just a hunch) for all intents and purposes.

    • Sarah says:

      How do you know that she does not want children? Because she said it? Please. Back in 2007, Eva Mendes was spotted a little bit fattier than usual, leaving a pre-natal yoga class. (link : Unfortunately, it was said later that she had a miscarriage.. I think the reason why she plays the “no marriage no kids” act is to protect herself because she does not want to be the object of pity if she indeed ends up not “having it all”. Don’t forget that earlier in the year, when asked about her relationship with Gosling she said that she did not want to talk about it out of sheer superstition.
      I think that they have a real relationship and I would not be surprised if they ended up lasting.

  14. Cinesnatch says:

    Who else hates his pea coat? It’s too short (closed or open).

    And, I kind of wish he would darken his hair just a tad.

  15. samira677 says:

    Since they were seen together a few days ago I think this is a false story. Until Ryan takes someoone to Disneyworld or Seaworld he’s not dating anyone.

  16. Allie says:

    6 weeks in Thailand – Doesn’t she have anything better to do? Audition for roles perhaps? Sounds pretty clingy if you can leave your whole life at home for that long for a new boyfriend.

  17. terracotta says:

    dude, if the Gos was in mah bed, I wouldn’t be working either! She’s a very pretty girl, but she’s mid-30′s now, and roles get fewer with age in Hollywood. If she has extra time on her hands, why not hang out w/RG? I know I would shamelessly.

  18. Kara says:

    Seems to me his body language with Eva is different than with Rachel. You could tell he adored Rachel and he’s missing that with that with Eva.

    • nadia says:

      he was not the big deal he is now back then with Rachel. Since then, he’s become a hearthrob and a-list actor who is guarded with his private life. So it’s pretty impossible to compare the two as a result in terms of body language.

      • Margo says:

        It’s because of The Notebook that he became a heartthrob. You don’t think people were more invested in Rachel and him because of that movie? While he may have not been A-list, Rachel was the big starlet back then, and if you compare the pictures, yes you can tell how different he acted around Rachel in comparison to his pictures with Eva. With Eva it looks like a chore while with Rachel, he seemed happy to be there. Yet now all of a sudden there’s more pictures/stories of Ryan with Eva in their 6 month relationship then there ever was in his 3 year relationship/ engagement with Rachel. So how is he more guarded with his private life? Someone’s not doing their job.

      • nadia says:

        he’s in a different place in his life, his private life is openly gossiped about constantly. There’s like 3 starlets off the top of my head he’s been linked with recently(Blake Lively, the chick from cowboys and aliens, the girl from 2broke girls), was seen publicly with, even pictures with them. And you would never know it cause even in public he shows no pda and does not talk about them.

        He’s learned his lesson, most likely from what happened with Rachel and everyone wanting them to be notebooked together forever. Cause now he keeps things close to the vest in public. I don’t take it that Eva is a chore, I take it he does not want to share parts of his life for public consumption at this stage in his life.

  19. Sassy says:

    As a couple, they make no sense to me.

    And in photos, Ryan G does NOTHING for me but when I watch him in a movie, I melt. Weird.

  20. gee_gee says:

    I don’t think they broke up. Has anyone actually seen her alive recently? He accidentally severed her jugular with his chin.

    True story.

  21. Jess says:

    The photo Lainey posted was taken this past Friday ( March 9th) at a bar in Bangkok, so it’s recent.

    And as far as I know, “Only God Forgives” is scheduled to keep filming until at least April or May. So I don’t think he’s left Thailand since he arrived.

  22. scarlett says:

    Didn’t he also say one of his first crushes was Raquel Welch? Okay, Eva has a very strong resemblence to Raquel Welch. I think immediate physical attraction sparked this romance. Not sure if will last but I don’t see him playing the publicity game. He is established as an actor..doesn’t need to resort to that kind of thing. For her it’s probably a great thing. He is one of the few 100% straight heart throbs in HW.

  23. Strawberrygirl says:

    I still remember that crazy blind revealed about her. She was in a Starbucks and acted really rude to everyone. She whispered her order and then stood like a flamingo or something while she waited and then bolted. I think she even gave a fake name even though everyone knew who she was. Hahaha.

  24. well... says:

    Assuming there is a little bit of truth to this story, I’m going to have to call LaineyGossip out for basically operating as an arm of the Gosling/Mendes PR machine. First she gets exclusive photos (I’ve heard the whole Lainey, photographer conspiracy) and then she conveniently posts a (dubious) alibi for Ryan hours before the story breaks. PLEASE! She cannot honestly think that people are clueless enough to both buy this relationship AND ignore her involvement. BS. Why blog if you really just want to work in publicity?

    • kate says:

      I too agree that it always is Lainey breaking the exclusives on photos and info on Gos/mendes. What is the conspiracy you have heard?

      • well... says:

        I’ve heard she’s dating the photographer or something and they’re all in cahoots with their publicists- exclusive photos of the couple for positive stories/buzz generation. Which is …whatever, dubious at best until you realize that she does oddly get exclusive photos and stories littered with overtly specific details that she learned from “several people”. See: September 6th Disneyland post. I don’t know it’s pretty ridiculous.

      • Kate says:

        I believe Lainey has some connections to the Gos situation. But I would never guess they were shady. I think it’s legit. And really, who cares? It’s gossip! Who cares who Gos is dating, I need more pics of him regardless, this whole Thailand filming in obscurity is hard….at least when he was famewhoring the summer/fall we got pics him all the time ;)

      • About Lainey says:

        Lainey has mentioned on her blog several times having been married to the same guy for several years. I do think she gets exclusive scoops from some people, mostly Canadians. I think she has some connections to certain actors/actresses from Canada from when they first started. Also, I think Lainey can be unpopular with some because she is somewhat fond of people most popular blogs dislike and dislikes others that others love. For example, she finds Gwyneth annoying but points out that Lenny Kravitz and others willing hang around her…She also says she has sources that tell her Gwyneth is pretty decent in real life…But people want to hate Gwyneth no matter what, so they think Lainey is fos.

      • well... says:

        I can’t say why anyone else would be annoyed by LaineyGossip but she’s discrediting everyone else with absolute certainty when nothing is substantiated (See: Ryan break rebuttal) using a twitter pic that looks startlingly similar to the same one used to confirm that Eva was in Bangkok initially (as in weeks ago) from a fairly unreliable source (posted an old picture of Ryan and pretended that it was recent and in Thailand) discrediting everyone that dare question a rumor she is presenting as fact without explaining why she knows so much or why she is so certain because her evidence wouldn’t be enough. That’s plain annoying. She runs a gossip site not a scientific journal anything that is said unless it’s from the horse’s mouth is heresay… Gossip is gossip. Either you know the truth or you dont- you’re being fed information or you’re not.

    • Marjalane says:

      I wondered about that too- she’s been kind of over the top in promoting this romance. (How do you trust someone that insists Jake Gyllenhal is straight?!) I wonder if the whole thing was a publicity set up that R.G. agreed to A- try and get E.M. some much needed good press, and B- What does he care if he’s attached to her prior to their film being released, and he gets to still go to South Africa and hang out with girls who don’t have a man-jaw!

      • About Lainey says:

        Jake is probably bi. A relative of mine dated him way back when they went to Harvard-Westlake together. Then again, a lot of gay guys date girls when they are in a high school. I’ve always thought Ryan Gosling may be bi. His “romances” seem a little too over the top, outside of Rachel McAdams.

    • ... says:

      Exactly. Pretty weird she’s writing about a twitter pic (!) and days later there comes a story around about capetown…not buying it. I’m suspicious of Lainey since she was pushing DiCaprio/Lively so hard – and they were obviously “dating” for PR. Lainey has “promoted” Mendes/Gosling from the start! Ridicolous.

      • Margo says:

        Lainey always, always praises Ryan. She never says anything bad about him. She’s trashed Blake Lively, Olivia Wilde and Eva Mendes but as soon as they were mentioned in the same breath as potential Gosling girlfriends, it then became “they’re a hot couple. I love this pairing.” She’s constantly kissing his ass which leads me to believe somehow she’s getting exclusive sh– from his camp in exchange for making their client look good.

      • T.C. says:

        Lainey is ALWAYS kissing Ryan Gosling’s butt. It’s like reading a post from a fangirl. She writes positive stories about ALL the Canadian stars but she goes way overboard when it comes to Gosling. It’s so obvious.

  25. truthful says:

    not to hard to beleive that this is a made up romance…

    everything is planned for publicity, Eva is not interesting enough to keep Ryan long at all.

    does it really matter what he “said” in an interview?? its planned also.

    let’s just hope that Eva has put the coke down, if he’s not into it–surely its a turnoff.

    • nadia says:

      what has Ryan done in the last several years that has ever suggested that he does things for pure publicity? His mo is not to pull out showmances, never has. What good would that do him? It would only compromise his status today as an A-list actor. He doesn’t “need” a showmance at the level he is at.

      • Deloise says:

        Unfortunately showmances are good and effective PR (in the short term)Look at Leo, who is one of the high payed actores in the business. And a good boy like RG pa

      • Deloise says:

        Unfortunately showmances are good and effective PR. (at least in the short term) Just look at Leo, who is one of the highest payed actors in the business. And a good boy like RG paired with a hoochie for hire like EM is just a PR dream come true. Everybody gets riled up and screams NOOOO! He probably is part of the PR game, if only to help the movie, and he also was probably intrigued by EM’s advances as well. If it was a good decision for him in the long term I highly doubt. EM has a bad reputation for being rude and crazy and also has a bit of a shady past. If they stay together people will dig up stuff on her, which will seriously hurt his promising career.

      • nadia says:

        pr showmances are good PR IF you need damage control or you need to hide a particular part of your life. People don’t do PR stuff for PR’s sake. He’s not a WB tv star, he’s an A-list actor. IF he had something to cover too, Eva would not be first on a list of coverups. she’s a troubled star of late, with addiction issues and some diva behavior history. She’s too provocative a choice for a showmance.

      • Deloise says:

        If Gosling were an A-lister he would own an island, a jet, 16 mansions around the world and he would make dumb, generic Hollywood flicks. Most A-listers never make interesting movies like Lars and the real Girl or Drive. Thank god he is NOT an A-lister!

  26. normades says:

    He could do so much better if it was a showmance. There are tons of bright young things he could date, and instead he dates her.

    I don’t think they’re not above milking the relationship for publicity (those Pere Lachaise photos were stupid), but since the very recent photo of them in Thailand was on some random guys twitter (and not a pap shot), I call bull on the DM story.

  27. Deloise says:

    The twit pic on Lainey was from a guy who also posted a pic of Gos from the set of Blue Valentine just a few weeks back, with “hanging with my old friend RG” written under it. Just saying ………..

  28. Jean Baker says:

    What is the matter with you people? Why are you so full of hate? Please respect people’s privacy and be polite. The internet brings out mean streaks in people…. All of you would never dare to say those things in Ryan Goslings face. And if he would give you something of his new thaiboxing skills to shut your mouths

  29. Amanda says:

    They are the most mismatched couple in Hollywood right now. He should really get back together with Rachel McAdams. Now that was a good pairing.

    • uggh says:

      No way should he get back with Rachel McAdams! That was a long time ago and they’ve both moved on. Honestly, I love Rachel with Michael Sheen and hope they get married and have babies.

      Eva Mendes is such a weird choice for Ryan. Her career is going nowhere fast and she’s so conceited in interviews. I don’t believe this story but hope it really does end soon.

  30. O'Connell says:

    She is a pisces, which means she just adores Ryan, a scorpio/capricorn. She’ll do anything and let him lead. Lots of attraction with this combination. They would find it easy to talk with one another.

  31. Sarah says:

    This just seems like an exchange of Ryan’s from a story they ran last year regarding Ryan *Reynolds* in Cape Town. He was there filming “Safe House,” at the time.

  32. laila says:

    I hope they aren’t still together, but most likely they are. Ryan’s relationship with Eva has made me question him. She’s a known bitch and mean person. Very vain and narcissistic. If you’ve read some of her interviews, it’s amazing the sh#t that comes out of this woman’s mouth. Yes, she is physically attractive, but her personality and attitude is unpleasant. I mean really, what does that say about Ryan if this who he chooses to spend time with?

  33. paula says:

    It is reported they are still together. That story was completely false apparently. Why Ryan? Why this woman? He’s become quite disappointing over the last while. I love his acting, but his personal choices of late have been very questionable.

    • lucy says:

      I agree with you, his personal choices say a lot about him. I would like to give an advice to the daily mail journalist for next week if she hasn’t got any idea for her paper : ” eva mendes is pregnant ” , ” Ryan gosling’s mum hates eva mendes”, ” george, ryan’s dog has bitten eva mendes “,, “eva mendes diva’s ashes burn ryan’s cools jeans “… All good ideas are welcome ! and we will of course be there to comment !!! lol

    • Nina says:

      ITA. I used to love him. But he’s starting to come off as fake and contrived. I’m not buying his good guy act anymore.

  34. what_I_think says:

    US magazine and Lainey Gossip are the ones frantically trying to convince everyone they are still together. I think US magazine is PR driven, and Lainey must be cooperating with Eva and Ryan’s people to sell this relationship to the public, in order to promote their movie. They are probably sleeping together, but I don’t know if it’s this “epic romance” they are trying to sell us. If it is, I will be very very surprised.

    • lucy says:

      If it is a PR showmance, I don’t see how it helps the film. Yes, everyone is talking about them but I have never seen a film with eva mendes and this cast for ” the place beyond the pines ” is absolutely not attractive, eva mendes is a very bad actress and bradley cooper hasn’t done any interesting film till now. Most of all the Gosling fans don’t like eva mendes and this relationship only brings him bad image ! Where is his interest ?? I hope that when they will do their promotion tour for the film she will be very discreet and close her diva’s mouth because that won’t help the film !

  35. Bella says:

    The black coat is a bit girly looking. Still, he looks hot!

  36. mel says:

    I don’t care to see this film. Eva is a horrible actress, and the fact that she was cast opposite Ryan is ridiculous. And now this relationship is happening.
    Ryan is becoming very weird. Something is unstable or not right with him, I can’t put my finger on it. Maybe he’s always been that way and we haven’t started noticing until now?

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