Ryan Gosling ‘flipped out’, nearly fought some dude who called Eva Mendes ‘baby’

Do you get offended when somebody calls you “baby”? What if it’s someone you sort of know, like someone you’ve worked with, and they’re greeting you at a party? I do think it’s the context. Like, if someone called me “baby” in a professional setting, I’d be like “Pig. Douche.” But at a party? I’d probably respond, “Hey, dude.” Well, this is the situation for Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, at least according to Page Six. According to their sources, at last week’s premiere party for The Place Beyond the Pines, some dude was like “hey baby” to Eva and Ryan freaked out. How much would you love it if Ryan turned to the guy and was all, “Her first name ain’t Baby. It’s Eva. Ms. Mendes is you’re NASTY.” Ah, I love that song.

Don’t mess with Ryan Gosling’s girlfriend, Eva Mendes. We’re told the pair, in town for the premiere of their new movie, “The Place Beyond the Pines,” were at the Bowery Hotel Friday when a fashion photographer who had recently shot Mendes saw her and shouted, “Hey, baby!”

“Ryan completely flipped out, and it got heated,” says an eyewitness. “Ryan got in the guy’s face and said, ‘Who are you calling baby?’ Eva had to jump in and calm everyone down before it came to fisticuffs. Ryan then made nice and shook the guy’s hand.”

The couple, who quietly have been dating since September, worked to keep their privacy intact the night before during a Svedka-sponsored party for the flick, also at the hotel. Gosling brought his mother as his date and arrived and left separately from Mendes, says a source, with the actress turning up at the bash 45 minutes later than the rest of the cast.

“I didn’t see Eva and Ryan interact once,” says the spy. “They stayed at opposite ends of the room from one another.” Gosling’s rep didn’t get back to us.

[From Page Six]

Huh. How should we interpret this? I get a little bit gleeful at the idea that Ryan and Eva might be over, but the fact that Ryan’s short fuse (?) was activated when some dude called Eva “baby” doesn’t bode well for the idea that he’s over it. It also doesn’t bode well in general. He’s starting to seem… tightly wound. Which is gross. Another interpretation: it sounds like they’re both sort of over it? And maybe Ryan is possessive in all contexts? But God knows, really. The fact that they barely talked to each other through the night doesn’t mean much. They’re so weird.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Kota says:

    WHAT DO PEOPLE SEE IN THIS DUDE?! Seriously, I don’t get it. Women have been swooning over him for so long and I just don’t find anything attractive about him. He’s average looking at best but he also comes off as a total pansy to me. He’s just a skinny dude who likes dressing as a hipster. I can’t see him ever fighting with a guy unless the guy was also a dweeb but I can’t see a dweeb calling Eva Mendez “baby” therefore I doubt this story is true. Ryan Gosling is not at all a tough guy.

  2. lisa2 says:

    She really loves those booties..

  3. NerdMomma says:

    Why would a woman want to be with a man who isn’t proud to be seen with her?

  4. moon says:

    i’m loving that dress and those booties separately in that last pic, but definitely not when put together

  5. mkyarwood says:

    Not interacting isn’t weird, I’m afraid. When my husband and I attend/host social functions, we rarely interact in the ‘public’ eye. Too much to do and we invited these people to talk to them. WE TALK TO EACH OTHER ALL THE TIME. This is a silly detail that doesn’t mean anything. On the other hand, it sounds like they are both kind of obsessed with each other and maybe they like the fight. Maybe Mr. Gosling isn’t all godly light and knitting /shrug

  6. DanaG says:

    It is just a weird relationship early on we got lot’s of pictures disneyland, the walk in the Paris cemetary now they have something to promote together and they are never seen. Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s over. I can’t believe Eva has her own clothes line? She looks like crap most of the time and has no idea on how to dress. Be a tart yes but not much else.

  7. Talie says:

    After reading the NY Mag profile of her… yes, I agree, the weird behavior awards can go to both of them on different days.

  8. new says:

    I agree with the comment by mkyardwood who says that they are kind of obsessive with other. if you look at their interview it sometimes slips here and there. there was an interview where the interviewer said something along the line that “he” is doing much better job…saying about Bradley C. Eva instantly says which one, Ryan is doing great too. Someone asked Ryan to share a good story about Eva from the film and he replied there are stories but I am not going to share. I think each couple acts differently. This couple was open earlier but perhaps they thought its a way of protecting one other from the fans that its better to become private. If it works for them then let it be.

  9. andrea says:

    So he’s possessive or he suspects she’s cheated on him with someone? Also, “quietly dating” is a funny way to put it. They don’t exactly have a problem getting caught together by the paps, or having his mum talk about getting dressed for the red carpet by her.

    Anyhow, outside of The Notebook, he’s never really done anything for me. It still irritates me how that movie turned two totally vanilla actors, both Gos and Rachel, into bankable stars who always get good parts in movies they have no business being in.

  10. cheerfulg says:

    Ummmm. Don’t think our young man Gosling is gonna age out so well (photo 3). Damn it Eva, just when I totally complimented you on your “The Place Beyond the Pines” premier ensemble you go and do the above. Looks like a Lerners…er….NY and Co outfit for Spring paired with accessories that don’t know whether they are Winter or Fall…and the proportions and color choices…jeez baby, please look in the mirror next time.

  11. Jennifer12 says:

    He’s not really Noah, people. He’s young and handsome and full of himself. And kind of smarmy to boot.

  12. bea says:

    For some reason, I just don’t buy them as a couple. This sounds like a story planted by a press agent.

  13. Miss M says:

    Who’s believes in this story?

    Nice try for an April fool’s day joke! It got me laughing… :)

  14. ctkat1 says:

    I think they’ve been together for much longer than September…aren’t they at 2 years? Since September is 6 months.

  15. Annie says:

    Ryan Gosling is easily one of the most overrated Hollywood figures ever. I feel like some women like him because they’ve been told by the media to like him. But if you really think about it, who really likes him? His movies are not huge box office gems. There was an article on how a lot of his movies have bombed at the box office, so he’s more hype than reality and I completely agree.

    Also, a possessive and jealous dude who gets confrontational over the smallest things? Count me out. I’m nobody’s property. Especially when you won’t even acknowledge me in public. It all seems controlling and abusive to me. But Eva is too desoerate for A list status, God knows what she puts ip with. Another Jessica Biel.

    • suz says:

      I don’t know about you, but I’ve always got a dark, uncomfortable vibe from him, Somehow I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he was abusive behind closed doors.

    • lili says:

      Like it or not he is a respected/iconic indie actor. And a lot of young actors are inspired by his singular career path.

      • Annie says:

        Iconic is a bit of a stretch. Give him time to at least prove he can really open a movie and make something that has everybody talking and we’ll see. Most of the women who like him are more into him because of the overrated mess that is The Notebook, than anything else. My point is that he does seem to be more hype than reality and not even his fans are genuine because his movies are flopping constantly.

        I’m not saying he’s not a good actor. He can be. And yes, he has success. But people shit their pants like he’s the next George Clooney. And I don’t see it. He’s not even the next Leonardo DiCaprio.

        And yes, I do find him a bit creepy at times.

      • lili says:

        To be a big hollywood star you have to play the full game (Big spectaculars movies, commercials…). I may be wrong but I don’t think he really wants that (and I’m not sure he really knows where to go with his acting career these days).

  16. megsie says:

    “They’re so weird.”

    Oh, yes. That’s the root of it all right there. Eva appears to exacerbate Ryan’s natural weirdness. And lord knows he doesn’t need that.

  17. A says:

    I had a crush on him when he was Young Hercules.

  18. colleen says:

    Not sure if this story is true, but I sort of think it could be. Back when he was with Rachel, didn’t I read that some guy came up to her once to say hi and introduce himself, as he was a fan, and Ryan gave the guy a dirty look and told the guy to beat it? I think the truth might be coming out. I bet he’s not at all like the aw shucks “hey girl” persona his PR team is desperately trying to sell.

    • Danielle says:

      Yes, I remember that too. Happened in Toronto, Sneaky Dees. He was playing pool with some guys and when he noticed that someone was talking to Rachel for a bit longer then he liked, he came over and told him to leave “my girl”.

  19. kara says:

    He could be real life Christian from 50 Shades of Grey.
    And that’s not attractive at all.

  20. What says:

    I didn’t see his mom at all with him at the premiere or afterparty. Plus, the story as written is just laughable. Who the hell would nearly start a fist fight over that. The paparazzi always shout far worse things than that.

  21. WOM says:

    It’s fairly sexist for a man to call a woman “baby” if they’re not in an intimate relationship.

    But it’s 100%, over-the-top, stupidly sexist for a man to get all het up about it and threaten violence.

    Eva’s a big girl — if she didn’t like the man calling her “baby” she could have responded as she saw fit. Dhe didn’t need “her man” to get involved. For Ryan to get angry and for it to fall to Eva to calm his nerves? That’s so regressive. Ryan comes out looking bad in this story.

    • Annie says:

      Seriously, like why don’t you just pee on her, Ryan? Mark that territory.

      In my experience from seeing my friends date guys like that, they’re generally the type that go DON’T INTERRUPT ME HONEY. In front of everybody. Like, you can’t speak, not even for yourself. Or they have serious issues with the gf just talking to a guy and they make a scene. That goes beyond jealousy. It’s controlling, abusive, scary behavior.

      I hope Ryan is not like that, but his overreaction here, getting in some guy’s face for nothing… That’s just scary. Even if he calls her “baby”. Let her speak for herself. But no, he has a problem because Eva is “his”. Gross.

  22. Trish says:

    Eva’s a douche, most people know that by now. And you’re only good as the company you keep. A.K.A. Ryan is a douche as well. IDK if this story is even true or not, but my point still stands.

  23. Trish says:

    Eva’s a douche, most people know that by now. And you’re only good as the company you keep. A.K.A. Ryan is a douche as well. IDK if this story is even true or not, but my point still stands.

  24. Meggin says:

    That orange dress is not a flattering color for her at all… Ick

  25. amanda says:

    I could buy Ryan as a jealous, possessive boyfriend. Isn’t Eva also quite jealous and possessive of him too? They both sound nuts.

    • Casey says:

      Yeah. It’s jarring/ disturbing how he seems to have made her into his assistant rather than girlfriend. The only times these days where they’re being discussed,it’s because she’s photographed running an errand for him like a hounddog, not because they’re together. Seems like she’s just a possession to him. Those types are usually abusive too.

      • dolly says:

        He makes her do all his errands, and won’t let her be seen with him in public or even acknowledge her? I don’t know about you, but that’s not a kind of relationship I would want to be in, ever. Yet, millions of women would give their first born to date him. Blows my mind.

  26. JN says:

    He wasn’t acting in Blue Valentine. He’s that same irritating, emotionally abusive, controlling manchild.

  27. LOL says:

    Would “tranny” be better?

  28. DAFFY says:

    u go ryan protect your baby

  29. nina says:

    From US Weekly : “The couple, who got together while shooting director Derek Cianfrance’s film, are typically more low-key — and private — about their real-life romance. At Thursday night’s afterparty for the film, also held at the Bowery Hotel, the couple took pains to stay separate, celebrating with their own individual posses as they stole momentary glances at one another.
    They decided they were going to do what they needed to for the movie and get out as soon as possible,” a source told Us Weekly. “They didn’t want to make a spectacle out of their relationship out of respect for Derek and his movie. They bummed that that’s where the focus has gone.”

  30. LittleDeadGirl says:

    I normally love him but this story kind of makes him seem douchebaggy. I’m not a big fan of guys with a short fuse over nothing. I mean if a guy grabbed my ass I’d want to be defended but being called baby hardly rates as something to lose your composure over. Chill.

  31. KellyinSeattle says:

    Seriously, I see guys guys with better looks, personality, and charm at the grocery store. He seems like he has absolutely no sense of humor…I don’t like that in anyone.

  32. nina says:

    complete crap. He’s kinda cheesy but he’s never been a hothead in public with his girls. don’t buy it.

  33. Me says:

    My, my, my. Look how the tides are turning. Gosling dates some chick that the majority of his fans don’t ‘approve’ of (hm…and why would that be?) and when he doesn’t dump her after all the fangirl bitching, and doesn’t get back with fangirl favorite, Vanilla McAdams, to recreate fangirl snore fest favorite, the Notebook, all of a sudden he’s controlling, creepy, untalented, abusive, even! I called it. Let that be a lesson to you up and coming male actors. Better date who ‘they’ want you to date (i.e. someone ‘they’ can ‘relate’ to, you know…’relate’) or else before you know it, they’ll turn on you in the blink of an eye.

    • nina says:

      ikr ? This story is obviously BS.

    • @Me says:

      Agreed! I never understand that kind of hate either. Who cares where the gf is from or what age? This girl I work with posted on facebook how her mom said Ryan needs to dump “that old hag Eva, & date me”. The funny thing is her own daughter is in her 20s and looks like she’s in her 40s.

    • Ole says:

      THANK YOU! I was scrolling through these comments thinking the same thing. Watch out, Ryan! Better find a “girl next door” type to appease your newly disgruntled fanbase.

    • Dani says:

      Do you come to this site often? There are plenty of people on here that are not fans of Ryan Gosling and it has nothing to do with who he’s dating and everything to do with how he presents himself. As mentioned he’s been possessive with your so-called “fan girl vanilla” Rachel McAdams too.

      • Me says:

        And there are plenty of people on here who were fans of his that are currently not. Plenty of people who bitch and moan about his current gf and wish he’d get back with his ex and plenty of them were fans of his and are currently not. Oh please. This crap happens all the time. People who were kissing his butt then got mad when he got with Eva and then had the audacity to stay with Eva have now turned their vitriol towards him. Classic.

      • jess says:

        @Me, I think they might have their reasons. Eva doesn’t have the best reputation, attitude wise. And please don’t bring up race because that has nothing to do with it. She comes off as very self impressed, and is always complaining about being “cursed” with beauty. They might be beginning to think Ryan has a similar egotistical attitude, and it’s not a good or attractive way to be, especially when he’s supposed to be known for his humbleness. But birds of a feather flock together. This is just an opinion and I am allowed to have it, so please don’t jump all over me for it.

  34. justme says:

    I used to love him in his indy days. Excluding the Notebook. Seemed like a cool, humble guy who did his own thing. Over the last few years however, I have seen a big change in him, and it’s not really for the better. He’s buying into his own bullsh*t. Always a big mistake.

  35. annie says:

    I hate it when guys get all macho like that around their girlfriends. It’s like, back off dude. I can take care of myself. I don’t need a man to defend me. He sounds quite uptight to be honest. Not very attractive if you ask me.

  36. 4evaRedd says:

    I think Eva Mendez is the sexiest Latina out there. I’m not convinced they’re a real couple, tho.

  37. Mario says:

    So to summarize, the arrogant asshole rumors are true.

  38. Bil-inga says:

    I first saw Ryan Gosling in the movie “Drive”. I was bored, went to rent a movie and thought, OK, why not try this one. I was completely overwhelmed!! The movie is fantastic, the director was awesome and Ryan just blew me away. At first glance, I didn’t know what to think about Ryan, I just thought wow this guy is sexxxy and talented, and I’ve never heard of him!!!

    After watching the movie several times, I had a more crystallized impression, and I thought, YES! Afterwards, I got to it on the internet and read everything I could find on Gosling, the other actors in the film, and the director. The film won best director for that year at the Cannes film festival. Yes, it is that good.

    Of course, I had to watch several other films related to the director and Gosling. I stumbled on “Bronson” by the same director, Nicholas Wendig, and, surprise surprise, Tom Hardy…I was thrilled to have these two new fabulous actors in my life!!!

    I then went on to see any other movies I could find with Hardy and/or Gosling. I was in movie heaven! I also watched all the interviews I could find on them and came away with what I thought to be a pretty acurate opinion. Not to sound like a film critic, but I can usually spot talent when it smacks me in the face. To me, both men are oozing sexuality (and talent).

    After watching the interviews I could find on U tube, to me Ryan came across as very charming, sexy and quirky/humorous. Hardy comes across as a talented leading man figure, although

  39. Bil-inga says:

    Love Gosling AND Hardy, two wonderfully talented men. I think attempting to keep your private life private, is not a bad thing. Must be very difficult when your career is really starting to blow up!! I recommend watching Ryan in “Drive” and Hardy in “Bronson”. First saw Hardy in “The Fighter” and I found him uber sexy!!! I wasn’t blown away by the “Notebook”, but it was an interesting and touching movie. If any of you want to know more about them, i suggest hitting U tube to watch their one-on-one interviews, very enlightening~ Gosling doesn’t come across as anything but charming, funny and quirky. Can’t say the same about Hardy, he comes across as a strong, silent type, very intense and brooding.

    There’s not much in the tabloids about Hardy’s personal life, and I’m sure he wants it that way. Gosling is automatically tabloid fodder for dating another actor (perhaps a controversial one at that). The Ryan Gosling/Eva Mendes relationship is similar to the Ben Affleck/JLo affair, in my opinion. Not good for his career. Maybe that’s why he wants to step out of the spotlight for a period of time. I just don’t see those 2 lasting. I feel like the clock is ticking for her, and she’s putting pressure on Ryan. Let’s let him pull back and sort his life out, before abandoning him…well, that is if you were/are a fan.

    By the way, how cute is Ryan’s dog George? Absolutely adorable together.

    Peace out,
    An old broad that lives in Austin, TX.

  40. Bil-inga says:

    AAAHHH!!!! so sorry for the two posts, it should have been just one!!! Sowwy!!!

  41. Helvetica says:

    Eva is so pretty but she dresses sooo badly.

  42. TOPgirl says:

    I don’t like them as a couple. Anyway, Ryan needs to cool down.