Yesterday, LaineyGossip had a good “Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are still together” update – go here to see. Apparently, Ryan has wrapped on his directorial debut, How To Catch a Monster, and Eva and Ryan are still hanging out in Detroit (where the movie was filmed), and some fans got some sneaky photos of them together. So, Ryan and Eva have been together for two years, which is a lot longer than I thought it would last. I also didn’t expect them to spend the last year together, with so little drama. There have been no pregnancy announcement, no engagement announcements, no elopements, no major fights (that were made public), no drama for the haters to cling to. It’s almost like they’re a solid couple in a serious relationship, and like they’re taking their time. WTH? Well, the tabloids keep trying to make something happen, so this week Star Mag says that Eva gave Ryan an engagement “ultimatum” but that he was already planning on proposing anyway.
Ryan Gosling may be busy directing How to Catch a Monster, but his girlfriend Eva Mendes is busy playing How To Catch a Husband! Since giving Ryan, 32, an ultimatum shortly after her 39th birthday in March, Eva could finally get her wish.
“Eva told Ryan that she wants to be engaged by the time she’s 40,” dishes a close pal. “But Ryan was already planning a proposal. He’s been in secret talks with ring designer Neil Lane.”
And while Eva was making commitment demands, Ryan planned a romantic getaway for the two once their film wraps.
“Ryan tricked her into believing the trip is to celebrate the movie,” continues the source. “Eva is completely clueless.”
[From Star Magazine, print edition]
Completely clueless… unless she reads Star! Completely clueless… unless she was the one to leak this story. Whether or not any part of this story is true, I have no idea. But what I’d like to talk about is the “plan” or the “ultimatum”. I really am curious – does this kind of ultimatum work on men? Because I think that for most women, this kind of ultimatum would backfire. It would only work on a man if he already adored you and wanted to marry you and just needed that final “push”. And even then, I don’t think those men would appreciate an engagement ultimatum.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.