Ryan Gosling thinks Eva Mendes is The One, “plans to settle down with her”

Over the holidays, we (and everyone else) had photos of Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling, looking and acting loved up all over Paris. Well… maybe not so much. Their physical chemistry seemed totally “off” – it could have been because both Eva and Ryan were very aware of the paparazzi. Or it could be that Ryan and Eva aren’t so much “loved up” as “in some kind of contractual fauxmance.” Here’s what I believe: I believe that Gosling is a much bigger dog than most girls like to acknowledge. I believe that Eva has issues, of the substance abuse variety, and of the “all she has to offer is a sexy body without much talent” variety. I don’t know what you get when you put that all together, but I’m sure it’s not “love”. Still, someone is trying to sell us a great romance. According to In Touch, Ryan thinks Eva is “The One”. Srsly?

While in Paris, “Ryan held her close, and kept leaning in to kiss her,” an onlooker tells In Touch of the affectionate couple, who spent the Thanksgiving holiday touring Paris. “He looked so happy and so in love.”

According to a friend, Ryan is so smitten with his co-star Eva, he’s boasting to pals that he’s found “The One.”

“Ryan is telling everyone that he’s very serious about Eva,” the friend says. “He is head-over-heels and plans to settle down with her.”

What’s the rush? Another pal explains: “Ryan doesn’t take dating lightly. He falls in love very deeply.”

But while most girls would be all too eager to rush down the aisle with the world’s hottest bachelor, Eva, who recently split from filmmaker George Augusto after nine years, isn’t exactly on the same page as her beau.

“Eva really likes Ryan, but she may not be as serious about him as he is about her… he’s moving so fast!”

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition]

I’m working on a theory (in my gossip laboratory) that involves Gosling realizing that being “attached” to so many ladies within the span of a year probably wasn’t good for business. After all, he has his Notebook-level heartthrob status to maintain, and he’s still got to work on getting more women to see more of his films. So why not take a half a year off from shuffling his latest pieces to Disneyland, and just settle down with one girl – ANY girl – for six months or so? Gosling’s appeal to ladies isn’t that he seems like a fun one-night-stand – most girls like to fantasize that he’s boyfriend material. So maybe that’s what this is all about. I don’t know, it’s just a theory. Because if you’re asking me to believe that Ryan Gosling is thinking about how much he wants to marry Eva Mendes… well, I’m not buying it.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. GiGi says:

    Yeah… I agree. I just do not get them together. Although I’m not a big fan of either of them. She just always looks so hungover and bitchfacey. And, well, kind of old. In these pics she looks like she’s 60.

  2. Lama says:

    Sounds like a plant from her publicist to make her sound more relevant

    • K.at says:

      Yeah- there’s not even ONE pic where it even looks like theyre communicating- she just holds onto his arm for dear life- and he looks
      Like he wants to run away while she looks like she thinks she’s too good for him. For supposedly good actors ( I’ve never once seen either in a movie) they’re sucking at selling this story

      • L.E. says:

        I don’t want to know the idiot who considers her to be a good actor. She’s rightfully considered terrible and talentless.

    • iseepinkelefants says:

      I agree it does sound like a plant from HER side. From the pictures I got that she was the one holding on to him, not the other way around. I think she needs him more than he needs her.

  3. mln76 says:

    Ehh I think he’s committed for now. I think he doesn’t want to date another woman who has as much talent as him (Rachel McAdams) and therefore the potential to leave on their terms not his. Eva must be so happy to be with an A-lister and Ryan must love the worship (for now). As manwhorish as he’s been I think of him as a serial monogamist.

  4. toto says:

    i think goslin is following george cloony path and hes copying him trying to be the hot thing in these picture hes such a poser ..but as George he gives gay vib dunno why .

    • Samigirl says:

      Wasn’t trying to make a double post-at all. I was still reading and posted when you did! Sorry about that.

  5. Heather says:

    I’m totaly with your theroy. If, by chance I have a GosDream, we’ve been dating for 18 months and he’s about to propose. Blake lively is also watching jealousy in the corner. All alone. In the slutiest dress, ever.

  6. Samigirl says:

    I really see a George Clooney-esque future for him. He may (or may not) get married once, will date a looonnnng string of lovelies, but be an eternal bachelor. However, I fervently believe he needs to reproduce. Those genes need to be carried on. I watched Crazy Stupid Love (finally), and that body…wow. He never disappoints.

    • Turtle Dove says:

      He was the best thing about that (awkward) movie. The “should I drive” face was great.

    • iseepinkelefants says:

      I don’t know about that. He has Reese Witherspoon chin. Lord help any of his children if he passes that on.

  7. marina says:

    Not buying it but still for some reason I find these photos totally super-cute – minus the 2nd one.

  8. brin says:

    Definitely not buying this.

  9. Lady_Luck says:

    hmm….I always trust ‘body language’ pics over publicist planted stories. Body language tells you a thousand things.

  10. Artisan says:

    Yeah.. I agree. I don’t “get them” at all. Kind of reminds me of J.Lo and Ben Affleck. Rofl at that!

  11. DG says:

    She is just not attractive in the face area.

  12. ShanKat says:

    ‘Tis the season for crazypants “let’s get married” gossip.

    I’d be surprised if his Disneyland-as-a-date style matches her snort-coke-all-night style. They could market themselves as a sleep aid, they’re so meh together.

  13. Sara says:

    She is too old for him! He seems to like the older women

    • Boxy Lady says:

      He started dating Sandra Bullock about 10 years ago when Sandra was around the same age Eva is now, so go figure about the age difference.

  14. Azurea says:

    In the pic where they’re standing in the alcove, it looks like he’s about to do her harm…and not in a good way!

    He looks positively robotic in these photos, and she looks dyspeptic.

  15. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    It looks like RG spent more time on his hair than Eva, perhaps that is why she looks so pssed off – or she could be on the rag.

  16. bea says:

    Don’t those photos seem weird? I thought so last week and as I’m looking at them again….the photog seems to have been about two feet away, she looks into the camera every time, they seem to be pointlessly hanging around to have them taken……..

    I don’t know, but something is amiss. I can’t see how hooking up with her would help his rep or career. Plus, she seems/looks way older than him. I just don’t buy what they’re selling.

  17. Marjalane says:

    Pretty much agree with Kaiser’s theory, but I’d add that if this was planted by Eva Mendez’ P.R., it’s maybe because she sees the end coming and wants it out there that, “He just wanted too much from her, and she wasn’t into it”.

    And- didn’t he just say he didn’t want to marry an actress- too much ego and baggage to deal with?

    And- Does he really seem like the type to call up all his friends and tell them, “This is the one”? Who DOES that?!

  18. normades says:

    I think there’s some truth in this story. If he just wanted a showmance he would have picked someone less intimidating/sketchy to his female fans than older coke-rehab lady.

  19. PyCaramel says:

    Wait, people actually fantasize about these actors being boyfriend material??? Really??!!

  20. Kit says:

    That alcove picture; it looks like he’s asking her if she knows anything about all those paps?
    They’re actually starting to grow on me – like Bleo and clooney/keibler did, staged photo ops and all. Entertaining but not like real life (if that makes any sense)
    I’m stocking up on popcorn and keeping fingers crossed on a very entertaining and gossip worthy ending.

  21. yuya says:

    He has the wierdest profile ever. Anvil head.

  22. Intercontinental says:

    Publicist: Err, OK..! So the Paris walk failed to get the appropriate attention..so let’s try another angle? RG: What? Publicist: Err…dunno, any ideas? RG: Er.. No, but I have a friend who might! I need to speak to
    George, maybe get some ideas he’s good at this stuff y’know built his career on it!


  23. anonymous says:

    Oh please, yet another fake story from InTouch. This is a PR showmance, 100%. For Derek Cianfrance and his movie. He was only in Paris for 2 days and they were photographed EVERYWHERE they went. Did you see the Eiffel Tower pictures? They were basically POSING for the paps. Pictures and sightings haven’t gotten out in a while so they had to stage some more photo-ops. Michelle Williams wouldn’t go along with a showmance after Blue Valentine (hence the Blake Lively sightings), since Eva’s career is just about over, she’s happily gone along with this. She’s loving the publicity.

  24. Nicole says:

    Meh, I don’t know. Sometimes you can date a lot of people and not settle down because you don’t have a real connection that you want to pursue, not the fault of either party. At least that’s how I try to explain how I’ve been single for the past few years while dating plenty. I’m definitely not a “dog” despite having plenty of really short relationships.

    • pinns says:

      Of course you are not!! Sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your Prince!!

      Tell the haters you just have high self esteem, and you certainly don’t need to stay with a guy if it turns out he doesn’t ‘do it’ for you…

  25. GFS144 says:

    Anyone see Blue Valentine? It’s pretty obvious that Ryan IS that character. He’ll seem PERFECT, sweet, and romantic at first, then you realize sooner rather than later that he’s an immature man-child who you do NOT want to be in a relationship with. I guarentee you that ‘s why Rachel dumped him.

    I still think this is a PR couple. They’re calling the paps and going out of their way to get attention. If this IS real and he really gets serious about her, he’s off his damn rocker. Her looks are steadily fading (not that I ever thought she was attractive, total manface). I’ve also noticed that she’s lost her curves and has gotten REALLY skinny lately- back on the cocaine?

  26. Sarah says:

    I don’t think Ryan is a womanizer either. Just because you go on a date with someone doesn’t mean you sleep with them. I bet he didn’t sleep with either Blake Lively or Olivia Wilde. Didn’t Olivia straight out say in a recent interview that she hasn’t had sex since the end of her marriage and that though she wishes she could, she can’t have a one night stand?

    That said, I totally agree that there is something OFF about this Eva thing. I feel like they would be so much more private and low-key if it was real/serious. They had a pap/photographer follow them at Disneyland then sold those pics to UsWeekly. And they definitely called the paps during these Paris pics. And now this story, this is all EXACTLY like Bleo.

  27. DarkEmpress says:

    Wait! What? Eva Mendes- substance abuse???? More info please!

  28. Denise says:

    Sure…..actually, they should have kids; they would look just like the Willis girls as both of them have angular fug jaws.

  29. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Looks like he’s losing his hair, and he’s doing a comb-forward to disguise the receding hairline. I don’t think the baldness will look good on him.

    She’s so skanky I don’t even want to comment.

  30. Lina says:

    To ME Eva Mendes is not attractive but all of my guy-friends think she is like the sexiest thing alive so i guess us girls just don’t get it…

  31. I Choose Me says:

    I am so behind your theory Kais I want to get it stamped and notarized.

    Ya know I’m not mad at him for not being above all this as it’s actually a pretty savvy move. By showmancing he gets to protect his privacy in a way (he gets to continue boning randoms on the down-low er, allegedly) while, maintaining the image his pr people have crafted for him.

    This fauxmance is obviously also good for Eva as it gets her the kind of publicity she would not get on her own.

  32. hateonit. says:

    ew the first pic. his profile in that shot is not flattering at all and Eva used to be hott where’d she go?!? oh that’s right…rehab :/

  33. Lauren says:

    Trying not to be judgemental..but these two look bizarre together. Ryan looks like he is walking his Nana around Paris during an afternoon Sunday visitation. Maybe Ryan tap dances naked for Nana in the community room.

  34. Soul says:

    31.), Ha! Sounds exactly like Timberlake and Biel. Biel and Mendes are like the 2 most basic C-Listers in Hollywood. I guess the Mouseketeers still have a lot in common. Didn’t JT call Gosling out in a recent interview on being a phony? When JT calls you out on something, that’s when you KNOW it’s bad.

    This showmance is just not that convincing and it looks like his fans have started to lose respect for him. Guess he really ISN’T that great of an actor. Seriously though, since he (and his PR, i guess) is so self-aware about his image, he HAS to know how fake and contrvied he comes off as now.

  35. Anna from the biz says:

    According the source: “Ryan and Eva are just putting on a show.” A friend of Ryan said. “Ryan is not into it at all. He is secretly protesting but Ryan’s not the kind of guy who says no when asked a favor.”

    “He just wants his films to be watched by more people.” he continued. “He’s never really caught onto the whole Hollywood thing. He just gets upset when his hard and committed work end up in a bargain bin.”

  36. jane says:

    This is so out of character for Ryan. He used to be so private. Now there is more photos of him with Eva than there ever was with him and Rachel, and their relationship was several years long! I know he’s a passionate guy, but he hasn’t been with Eva that long. And she’s supposedly a mean person, so I’m a little disappointed he’s chosen her to settle down with. I still don’t think this is a showmance. Ryan doesn’t seem like the type to partake in that sort of thing. If it is, I’d be really surprised. I thought he wasn’t into doing all that Hollywood bullsh*t.

    • Naye says:

      Ryan HAS done staged photo-ops before….and with Rachel. They never “got back together” like so many people believe. They kinda-sorta remained friends but only because her sister Kayleen and Zach Sheids were on-off. Those 2 sightings of them together, especially the ones at the cafe were staged. Rachel had her first movie in a couple of years coming out and needed publicity and it came out that Ryan was dating a married woman and people were calling him a homewrecker (he dumped the woman right after that). They both got a lot out of that photo-op. When they really WERE together though you’re right, they were very low-key and weren’t photographed THAT much together.

      Which is all the more reason to believe this thing with Eva is fake. You don’t claim Hollywood and the attention ruined your relationships then sell photos to UsWeekly and call the paparazzi to follow you and take pictures. And please tell me you don’t actually believe this story.

      • jane says:

        Well, Ryan’s car was spotted at Eva’s house a while ago in the middle of the night. There must be something going on. Maybe there isn’t any “true love” but there’s a physical relationship?

      • podzol says:

        Oh yeah, that dalliance with the extra from All Good Things! I almost forgot that one.

        @Jane, like you I believe that they’re schtupping each other, but like most people here, I also believe Eva (or both) are alerting the paps to get the most out of it. And those magazine plants about THE ONE are so terribly plant-y, it’s not even subtle!

  37. misty says:

    Hold on a second! I remember Eva once stated she doesn’t believe in marriage and does not want to have kids. And Ryan stated a little while ago he wants a wife and kids. Somethings all wrong here. Unless she changed her mind or something….

  38. Desidarius says:

    Ha – in that second pic it looks like she’s being harassed in an alley by a stalker

  39. layla says:

    Hey Ryan. The costume department from Driver called and want the your characters clothing back.


    He has never been particularly hot to me But I could respect his acting and general character. Now he’s just plain pathetic, douchey and completely unappealing from all his hipster try.

  40. Anna says:

    Ryan is not a dog, but he has issues with woman that much I know about. He is a bit immature with women if you know what I man. With that said, it’s obvious that this is not a real couple.

    But don’t you all like him as an actor? First and foremost? If that’s the case why would you care about the personal life he’s putting on.

  41. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I can’t decide what’s worse-her hat or her sunglasses.

  42. Marianne says:

    I just don’t see the “couple-y” thing with them. I’m sure there’s lots of people that would want McGosling romance again, but I kind of like her with Sheen.

    I just dont get a good vibe with Ryan and Eva being a couple.

    • Allie says:

      I was just thinking today that I love Rachel and Michael Sheen together. They had very irritating characters in Midnight in Paris, but they’re really cute together in real life.

      As for Ryan, at the end of the day I don’t really care who he’s with, but I would be very disappointed if he ever rushed into marriage. It is Hollywood after all. :/

  43. Naye says:

    36.) Yeah, it just so happened to be spotted there by the paparazzi filming a video. Why do you think the paparazzi were there? Because they called them. And you don’t know that it was the “middle” of the night.

  44. Cici says:

    I’ve always got the biggest lesbian vibes from her. You almost NEVER saw her with her “boyfriend”.

    Regardless, this is definitely a PR-set up arrangement. They’ll break up immediately after their movie comes out and bombs.

  45. lisa says:

    I think Eva is very beautiful. Naturally so. I think she is like many actresses. She is very pretty but something is missing. Something that grabs you and makes you want to see her. She doesn’t really generate much interest. There are several actresses that I could name that are the same. But one got a better break and despite not being that talented or beautiful just landed the right role and rode it. Eva has not had that luck. She has worked with some super big stars, Denzel, Will S, Will F, many other. She is a lot like Jessica Alba too, they just don’t seem to be able to take the opportunities and make something happen.

    Ryan G. never did it for me. Even in that movie The Notebook. sorry I just don’t get mushy like that. I think he is a very good actor and enjoy many of his films. I don’t think his problem is women. Women swoon over guys online but many of them don’t shell out the cash to see films. That is the case with Ryan. I see all these comments on how hot he is, but do you go to the movies and talk it up to other. He also has a problem with Guys. He is not a guy other guys seem to like in that guy way. So that is the audience he needs to play to. Guys go to the movies. they are pretty loyal too. And they don’t give a rats ass about gossip. I just find him weird. I have said it before and won’t go into all the detail. But he Ryan R, Bradley C, Leo D, and a few others are just off to me. BOY MEN all of them.

  46. Genevieve says:

    She’s not the one! I am! Or at the very least, go back to Rachel! Please!

  47. Turtle Dove says:

    I used to be a bartender in my college days and this is the type of pairing I’d see at the end of the night. Ryan, take those beer goggles off.

  48. claire says:

    Beautiful couple!!

  49. L.E. says:

    I will never understand why people say this woman is attractive. She’s kinda gross (she’s that type of woman who always tries SO desperately hard to be sexy that she isn’t sexy at all) and manly looking IMO. They don’t look right together at all and are a mismatch. Mismatches (and rebounds, didn’t she JUST break up with that guy she was with for like 10 years? Hilarious how fast celebrities move on) mostly never last and neither will they.

  50. Shaw says:

    I kinda agree with 3.) a little bit. He’s kept things strictly C-List and talentless since Rachel. He might like that her career is almost over and that her looks are fading and therefore desperately needs him for PR and therefore he’s superior to her in every way. All you need to do is look at his smug face once to know that he loves to feel superior. I don’t buy his humble shtick for a single second.

  51. marie says:

    Aren’t there persistant rumours that she is “gay”. As for being sexy? Nah. Any woman who has to do coke to slim down because she is too lazy to just workout and then gets a cover on shape mag is a loser. Ryan gosling is a boy. These people are just average people who are put together by image consultants…then the world idolizes them. If we were to see them in public we would think they were just average. Eva also looks too old for him. Kind of like the Demi Ashton thing.

  52. JaneWonderfalls says:

    I don’t believe this at all, I still can’t even believe they are a real couple yet.

  53. Camille says:

    In theory these 2 should look hot together. But they don’t. So odd.

    I’m buying your theory Kaiser, its a good one.

  54. ella johnson says:

    I had never seen her until I came across a movie she was in with denzil washington. Couldn’t believe what she looked like. Collagen lips, big teeth, and also very big rear. Gosling is doing what they all do — having a fling with their leading ladies.

  55. Hdjdjs says:

    I don’t normally comment on these things, but I can make this quick and dirty. Ryan Gosling is a hipster. Eva Mendes is not. Hipsters never seriously date regular people. It just does not happen that way.

  56. Lady_Luck says:

    I think I have finally figured out what ‘looks’ wrong with this whole relationship (apart from cold and aloof body language):

    Eva is manly, masculine looking with a very square jaw, whereas Ryan is more feminine than your average male. When you put a masculine female and a feminine looking male together it just looks wrong.

  57. Lady_Luck says:

    His body language is aloof (no waist clinchers or warm kisses)whilst hers is intense, smacking of veiled anxiety and possessiveness.

  58. jenna says:

    I can’t believe i’m commenting on this story but here goes. I saw the notebook once 10 years ago. never saw it again. the only movie I saw of Ryan’s in the theater was drive b/c it looked different and cool. I liked half nelson and lars. Haven’t seen any of his other movies but I do find him intriguing. He seems that he’d be more interesting in private and could hold a real convo. Now with that being said, Eva mendes performances ALWAYS fall flat. Although I thought she was quite good in the Other guys.

    I think ryan is like every other guy who thinks eva mendes is hot. He is basically in a position where he has the resources to date her. They probably don’t talk about much. I think he does most of the talking and she just nods, plays with her hair, smiles and when he’s done yapping, they canoodle. I think they are just F***ing. He’s like “i’m with the hottest girl, this is so cool. she is so hot”.

    My other theory is that he was dating anyone he worked with or anyone single until something stuck. I don’t think he’s over Rachel being that he STILL mentions her.

    Eva just came out of an 8YEAR relationship in June. Her guy stayed with her during the miscarriage cocaine/rehab stint. She just see’s ryan has a fun hot guy to get some ass from, but not looking to settle into another LONG relationship right way.

    They both have relationship goals that contradict. Eva does not want to be married, or want kids, or want a serious relationship so soon. Ryan wants a serious long relationship b/c it;s been a while. and he wants a wife and kids. They will break up. If not now, soon.

    ryan doesn’t strike me as someone who enjoys or doesn’t mind being single. He takes is dog EVERYWHERE. I think he he’s scared to be alone. Maybe he was traumatized by his parents divorce. I don’t know BUT..i do find this pairing strange. even if a celeb couple were cheating on each other with other celebs you can see the chemistry. He had more chemistry with the fake doll from lars.

    Seriously could you see these two a concert jamming together. They don’t look like they have fun. Forget the camera’s, when you’re in love everyone else disappears. I don’t buy when people are saying oh they are nervous b/c of the camera’s. BUT he’s okay with going down on michelle williams in blue valentine?

    baloney. I digress.

  59. Raine says:

    I commenting so late,but whatever
    Haha, Eva Mendes has stated she doesn’t want to get married or have children, so good luck to him “settling down with her”