They’ve been together for over 12 years, but that doesn’t mean a picture of the pair is easy to find.
Eva Mendes has opened up about the unique reason she and longtime partner Ryan Gosling don’t appear on red carpets together.
The mom of two, who shares daughters Esmeralda, eight, and Amada, six, with the “Barbie” actor, cherishes her privacy so much that she refuses to let the cameras see her and Gosling together.
After sharing an Instagram clip from the pair’s first film together, “The Place Beyond The Pines” during which they struck up a romance off-set in 2012, Mendes was asked why she doesn’t post more snaps with the actor, 42.
“What a cool comment, thank you,” Mendes, 49, wrote in response to a fan wanting her to appear on the red carpet for Gosling’s new “Barbie” film. “But we don’t do those things together.”
“Like these photos I’ve been posting, I’m only comfortable posting because it’s already out there,” she added.
In a follow-up comment on the same post, Mendes added that she only appeared on the red carpet once with her beau.
“Oh wait -for those who may catch me in a ‘lie’ -we only were on the red carpet together once when promoting this film,” she noted.
When asked to clarify why she didn’t feel comfortable posting images of the pair together, she wrote, “By ‘not comfortable,’ I mean exposing our very private life that we value. I’m still dying to do another movie with him though…♥️.”
Mendes seemingly confirmed that she and Gosling secretly tied the knot in an interview last year, when she referred to the actor as her “husband.”
While promoting the Ronald McDonald House charity on “Today Australia” in November 2022, the “Training Day” star was asked about her time Down Under.
“I’m loving it here,” the mother of two said. “Everybody is amazing, everybody is welcoming us, it’s been so beautiful. My husband Ryan is here … and our children are here, we’re having the best time.”
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That same month, she teased the subtle announcement by posting a very special tattoo tribute to Gosling.
The “Hitch” actress took to Instagram to show off a tattoo on her inner wrist that read, “de gosling.”
In Hispanic culture, women can add “de” — or “of” — to their last name after getting married to join the two monikers.