Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling broke up, got back together, but they’re ‘rocky’ now


The lower-grade tabloids (In Touch, The Enquirer, Star) love to talk about all of the drama in Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes’ relationship, but it’s rare that Us Weekly or People Magazine have much to say about it. The tabloids have been claiming for months that there’s trouble in Hey Girl paradise, and I think the legit outlets didn’t know what to say because Ryan has been largely MIA from everything for the better part of a year, year and a half. He directed his first movie (How to Catch a Monster) and I guess he’s still in post-production or something. He’s also been in Iceland, I believe, and Eva has been to visit him a few times. But now Us Weekly is saying that something has changed between them:

Back on the market soon? They went public at the Happiest Place on Earth, but after two years as a couple, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are in a decidedly unhappy place, sources tell Us Weekly.

One insider reveals that the duo broke up briefly six months ago and adds that the relationship has remained rocky ever since. “He can be moody, and she’s insecure,” explains a source close to Gosling, 32. “She sees a text from a mystery number and assumes he’s talking to other girls.”

Pals have noticed a shift in the actress, 39, who in July gushed to them about visiting her man in Iceland, where he was working on How to Catch a Monster. Now, “she shuts down anyone who brings up Ryan,” says a friend. “It’s clear something is wrong.”

Though a rep for Mendes denies any trouble, the Gosling source believes the end is near: “I wouldn’t be surprised if they split for good soon.”

[From Us Weekly]

Quite honestly, as much as all the little Hey Girls like to dream that Ryan is the most perfect boyfriend ever, I bet he’s actually a difficult man to get close to. He just seems like he’s really closed off, and maybe he could be sort of controlling or judgmental. Maybe I’m projecting, but it’s just a vibe I get. Now, that being said, I bet Eva isn’t the best relationship person either, although I do think she’s worked extra hard to keep this relationship afloat. I do see it that way – that she’s the one making all of the concessions just so they can stay together. So, will it last? Eh. Who knows? The only thought I have is that it will be really awkward if they break up before How to Catch a Monster comes out.


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  1. The Original Original says:

    It kind of shocks me they are still together. They dont seem fit for each other to me

  2. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Whenever I look at his face, all I see is doooouuuche.

  3. Kemper says:

    Who didn’t see this one coming?

  4. Dorothy#1 says:

    She’s gross IMO, he could do better.

  5. Alexandria says:

    They look stunned to be together in that last picture. Ryan’s wonky eye is searching for an escape from Madam Eva.

  6. carol says:

    thats too bad – they both seem nice and they seem good for eachother

  7. stellalovejoydiver says:

    “Though a rep for Mendes denies any trouble, the Gosling source believes the end is near: “I wouldn’t be surprised if they split for good soon.”

    Sounds like this is Gosling preparing her for a break-up via his publicist.
    Also she doesn’t have a big part in How to catch a monster, she probably doesn’t have to do promotion for that.
    I don’t know, they always lacked chemistry in their pictures, but we’ll see, I didn’t expect them to last that long, maybe they’ll find a way to make it work.

  8. GiGi says:

    I think she’s really gorgeous, but she always comes off as overly serious and dull in interviews… like she has no sense of humor or something… I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I feel like he’s a bit the same way. They probably would both be better suited with more affable partners.

  9. eliza says:

    I have never liked her. No particular reason but she seems “off” and kinda smells of desperation and ego.

  10. George says:

    Ryan has Paris Peeper syndrome.

  11. bns says:

    He’s hideous. If anyone in this relationship can do better, it’s her.

  12. Hollz says:

    I can’t help but think “Serial Killer” whenever I see him. Probably because the first (and potentially only) thing I saw him in was that Sandra Bullock movie, Murder by Numbers.

  13. Tiffany27 says:

    Whatever. He looks like he’s a bag of di*ks.

  14. Eleonor says:

    I don’t get all the fuzz around him, and I can’t stand her. But this relationship is the best thing ever happened to HER career, if they break up, she’ll be over, because her moment was around 2005.

    • lisa2 says:

      What was she doing in 2005??

      I think I saw that she is trying to launch a fashion thing. That seems to be the way it is going for a lot of actresses in her position. They are either doing fashion or doing the Domestic Goddess a la Martha Stewart.

      I’m not a RG fangirl.. he and she both seem a bit detached from everything around them. Like they move through it all untouched and that they don’t really connect with anything or anyone really. I was curious regarding who are his friends. Who does he hang out with?

      besides Sandra and Amy who else has he dated in the past. I just don’t know much about him I guess. He is not on my following radar

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Rachel, of course. But I heard he treated her like sh-t, so I believe any and all douche rumors. Plus he’s with Eva–who is just a straight up b-tch. I heard this story about how this girl and her friend went up to her at a party (the friend was Cuban too), and the friend was an aspiring actress and told Eva that she was happy to see her representing her in film, and that she hopes to have a career like hers one day, and Eva was all “what am I supposed to say to that” and just walked off.

        For someone who can’t act (and Lord, I saw ‘The Women’, she couldn’t even act sexy to save her life), she sure has a massive ego. You can’t be an untalented diva. It doesn’t work that way.

  15. Size Does Matter says:

    I like them both, but not together. What pretty babies they could make, though!

  16. mercy says:

    He’s a good actor, but I’ve never understood the hype. Not a big fan of his look (super long jaw as visible in the first pic, and the ‘Paris peeper’ eyes as George put it above – though his alleged nose job is one of the best I’ve ever seen), but his nasal voice is what really kills his appeal for me. Someone recommended I watch ‘Crazy Stupid Love’, but that didn’t do it for me, either (bad NY accent and kind of flabby bod for a ‘hunk’, if you ask me.)

    She’s pretty. They both seem a bit humourless and full of themselves, but what do I know. Hope it works out for them if they want it to.

  17. Relli says:

    @ Gigi , I find her humorless. Like she has always been very pretty and never really had to have a personality and now that she is approaching 40 and no longer the ingénue it’s getting harder to hide. That’s my take away because she says these odd things that I think are suppose to lend to her mystique, but she just comes off douchey and immature. For me the end of the line was before Ryan when she did that interview about dying to play Maria Callas. I believe she had just come off a good movie and was looking for her next project and the whole interview was basically a plug about how she was right for the role, even though she doesn’t sing. It was weird and her talk about preparing and getting into character was uh very Jessica Biel. In some ways I do sort of feel bad for these IT girls, there is a very small window to prove themselves and if they don’t they are limited to their personal lives to keep them relevant.

  18. Bridget says:

    I like him, he’s always made interesting choices with his movies. The super-Methodness could get annoying, but it’s not lie he’s responsible for all the Hey Girl stuff. But 2 years with Eva Mendes… She’s crazy. Not nice. His choice of companion doesn’t speak well of him (side note: I feel the same way about Penelope Cruz, because Javier is apparently an epic a-hole).

    • bella bella says:

      Aw, but Penelope and Javier always look so sweet with each other — I’ve never heard talk before of him being an asshole!

      • GIRLFACE says:

        Que? Javier? Ay no! I love Penelope and Javier :[ I think Eva Mendes looks meaner than she is. I’m not sure if she actually isn’t nice or that’s just her face? Is there evidence that she isn’t nice??? I like Ryan for the same reasons, he’s a good actor who picks interesting scripts and doesn’t come across like a total blowhole in interviews. It’s super impressive.

      • Liv says:

        Evidence? Your choice. There were a few celebitchy-readers who met her and said she’s a major bitch, very rude and arrogant. There are plenty of storys across the internet as well. I’d say her bitchface matches her inner personality.

  19. Talie says:

    I agree about her making the sacrifices. I mean, she moved to Thailand to be with him on that Refn movie. Lainey had a blind item about them trying for a baby a year ago, but obviously she didn’t pull it off. He may have lost interest after. I feel for her, even though she seems kind of mean in interviews.

  20. Greyson says:

    Not surprised at all. I agree they always seemed like a weird couple to me. Both of them can do better! Find better fits.

    As for Ryan, he should be with someone the same age or younger. He’s a young guy and the age difference is the kind that lends itself to LTRs instead of marriage. YMMV!

  21. ShakenNotStirred says:

    I figured the only reason why they were together was because they both have coke habits.

  22. Nena says:

    I hope they not having any baby because he’s going to get a serious jaw line!!!!!

  23. GIRLFACE says:

    Ryan, I’m here for you if you need a rebound on the down low and a grilled cheese sandwich. It can be our secret. Afternoon delight.

  24. bella bella says:

    C’mon now, I know many of you are dancing happy dances right now!! I’m laughing at all the negative posts. From my perspective, Gosling is an excellent actor and I like how he mixes it up in terms of roles. I’m not into violence, so I always skip those. (Although I did see Blue Valentine and thought it was good.) For me, his talent makes him attractive. And I do find him physically attractive. Yum!!

    Mendez I know nearly nothing about, but I did see that movie they were both in — compared to the actors around her, I didn’t feel like she fully inhabited her space. Which makes her less interesting to me.

    As to personalities, who’s to know? I’m assuming many of you have met well-known people in your lives — a perceived public persona can often be so far from the truth. In any case, Gosling strikes me as private, intelligent, good sense of humor… And I respect any actor who does not need his or her personal business all up in my face!

  25. joan says:

    People keep saying how awful she is, but when I finally saw her on a TV interview she was warm and funny and charming in a way that seemed hard to fake. So this is confusing.

  26. mia girl says:

    Yeah, good actor but he’s not buttering my bread.
    I might be one of the few who would have picked James Marsden in the Notebook.

  27. Snappyfish says:

    I liked her in Training Day & in Out of Time (both with Denzel) she v v pretty & in the interview I saw she was funny, self depreciating and cute. Never saw his appeal even back in the days when he was with Sandra Bullock

  28. taxi says:

    I know nothing about her except a couple of movies & tv interviews where she’s shown some personality. She’s pretty in a very exotic way. He seems very method-y/withdrawn but I roared when he was interviewed on tv when said he put on 60 lbs for a role by consuming nothing but melted HagenDaz.
    I was disappointed that he violated the “no dogs in the yoga studio” rule a couple of times & his dog peed on the floor during class. Rude to everyone else & made him seem overly-entitled.

  29. Patti Nichols says:

    She is dumb as a stone. Hes…idk…meh. good actor but I just dont see the appeal. If they break up, shes dunzo. Terrible actress.

  30. poppy says:

    They always seemed so mismatched. In the few photos of them out together as a couple, she’s always desperately clinging onto him, and he looks like he’d rather be poking out his eyeballs.

  31. suzzy says:

    Due to her unfriendly reputation within the industry, I was surprised he’s stayed with her this long. Sometimes he seems like a sweetheart, other times he comes off like a douche. I have no idea who he really is or what he’s like.

  32. Caz says:

    Can’t get excited about these two together or separate. I only recall Eva in one of the Fast & Furious movies and thought The Notebook was over-rated (Rachel was sweet in it). Ryan’s voice annoys me.

  33. MegG says:

    I like Ryan Gosling and I think he’s a good actor. Waiting for Only God Forgives to come out to DVD. But Eva sounds like a one trick pony, who plays the same character all The time. How did she even become successful, I don’t know?!

  34. Dude says:

    Guy here, man you ladies are catty. Ha ha. Poor Ryan. He’s not a model FYI. No need to scrutinize his looks so much. Slight imperfections are hardly a crime anyways. I did meet him at a party in LA. We chatted for hours. Super chill guy. Really friendly. I didn’t realize who it was at the time and he was extremely humble and a great conversationalist. So I can vouch for him. Unexpected match with Eva, but whatevs.

    • Apples says:

      That’s amazing. I’ve never managed to chat with anyone at any party for HOURS, never mind a party in the LA party scene. I always seem to get pulled away, need say to hi to friends or make contacts, get sidetracked into other conversations on the way to the restroom or to get food/drink, etc. Yet, you managed to do so for hours with a Hollywood A-list actor. Unbelievable.

  35. Trillion says:

    Yeah, when dudes are critical it’s called “discussing” or something like that right?

  36. Pizzalove says:

    I don’t get how you can absolutely refuse to talk about your boyfriend in interviews but be the first and the quickest to officially deny any break up rumors. Can someone explain it to me ?

  37. bobbiesue says:

    Wasn’t he in the Mickey Mouse Club? Enough said. He has about the same sex appeal as JT, IMO. Taking himself waaayyyy too seriously.

  38. Green Eggs and Ham says:

    If they are still together in another six months they will ” break- up” again.