Natalie Portman has her pick between Ryan Gosling & Rodrigo Santoro

Natalie Portman, 27, is one lucky woman. She’s said to have been dating Brazilian heartthrob Rodrigo Santoro, 33, for the past month. Gorgeous Canadian Ryan Gosling, 28, would also like a chance with Portman. Earlier this month, there was a rumor that the two had been casually dating for a few weeks. So which is it, Natalie, are you choosing Ryan, Rodrigo or keeping your options open? In Touch has the story:

Since splitting with rocker Devendra Banhart in September, Natalie Portman has not just one, but two suitors trying to win her heart. She has been dating Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro “for about a month. They are trying to keep a low profile, but he is a very sweet guy,” says a friend. Ryan Gosling, after splitting for a second time with Rachel McAdams, is also very eager to date the 27-year-old. “Ryan is texting her all the time and asking her to hang out,” says the friend. “He’d really love to be seeing her, too. Nothing has happened between them yet, but he certainly hopes it will.”

[From In Touch, print edition, March 9, 2009]

Natalie goes for dark-haired South American guys with scruff. She was last dating folk singer Devendra Banhart, who is Venezuelan-American, and had an on-off relationship with hot Mexican actor Gael Garcéa Bernal for a while. I think she’ll stick with Rodrigo, which is definitely not a hardship. It’s a shame for Ryan, though, who is also a real catch. There are plenty of women who will be happy to know that Gosling is still single. In the mean time I would love to see Portman settle down. It’s early in the relationship and she’s young, but I can’t help but think of how cute her kids with Rodrigo would be. She has plenty of time yet.

Rodrigo Santoro is shown on 2/17/09, 1/23/09, and 12/15/08. We don’t get enough photos of this guy. Natalie Portman is shown at the Oscars and Ryan Gosling is shown on 7/8/08. Credit:

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  1. Jess says:

    I’m on team Gosling!

  2. Ryan Gosling all the way, unless Santoro dresses like Xerxes every day.

  3. Macy Lu says:

    Definitely Ryan!!

  4. What says:

    I love Ryan, but I also couldn’t take my eyes off Rodrigo in Love Actually. I would pick Ryan, but with her usual taste in men she should pick Rodrigo.

  5. Viper says:

    Nats Jewish right? Arent jews only allowed to date other jews? Or isshe like David Draiman?

  6. Wonder Woman says:

    SHES SO HOT, BEAUTIFUL, GORGEOUS. lol why does she need to choose? just take both 😀
    There, used my logic and reason to solve this huge dilema

  7. ebgirl says:

    I’ll take either one of those leftovers. They’re both hot.

  8. Zoe (The Other One) says:

    Lucky lucky lucky lady. I wish I had to deal with such horrifically difficult decisions, like, ever!

    I would like to formally register my support for Rodrigo – however, if he doesn’t get the girl then he should pop round to my house and I’ll do what I can to cheer him up. I’m a selfless humanitarian where men that beautiful are concerned.

  9. FF says:

    I think she’ll go for Rodrigo but hey, props to anyone willing to take Gosling off the market.

  10. the original kate says:

    @viper: i think jews can date/marry whomever they choose, unless they are orthodox. i have jewish friends who married non-jews and they celebrate both christmas and hannukah (or “hannumas” as one of my friends calls it).

    as for natalie: that brazilian guy is gorgeous – yowza!

  11. Ash says:

    I love how Ryan’s head looks as if he’s a little thought bubble looking up at Natalie like the Brady Bunch in their squares.

    I’d choose him every time over the Brazilian dude.

  12. manda says:

    i vote Ryan

  13. Christina says:

    lucky biotch…

  14. becca says:

    Well, Santoro definitely looks more like her type…

    And yeah, I can date/marry whomever I want since I’m not Orthodox. I think the non-Orthodox Jew in a couple has to convert though. Don’t quote me on that.

  15. LondonParis says:

    rodrigo santoro.. literally makes me swoon.

  16. yadira says:

    why choose? I’ll take them both!

  17. milia says:

    I can not believe how lucky I have some …… if I think about it or choose ….. RYAN entire life !!!!!!!!! it is also beautiful and intelligent (which is not abundant and less on farandula)

  18. Christina says:

    que? was that english?

  19. Kevin says:

    Youamakeamelaffa, Christina! (ItalianaAmericana English)

  20. Mimi says:

    I mean no disrespect, but I don’t get the appeal of Gosling. She’s a goddess.

  21. binky says:

    Rodrigo definitely! She does like a Latin and he is awesome!

  22. Kelly says:

    Rodrigo is soooo famous in Brazil, and not only every Brazilian girl would die to have him as a date, but he’s also very talented. You can’t see it from 300 or Love Actually, but he’s played lots of roles in movies and soap operas here and won prizes. So come on, there’s no way you can compare our god Rodrigo Santoro with the just cute Ryan Gosling.