Fans have been speculating about the official relationship status of actress Eva Mendes and actor Ryan Gosling for some time, though they share two children and have been together for 11 years. On Friday, Mendes seemingly confirmed that they are in fact married, a rumor that’s been circulating for ages.
Mendes was making an an appearance on Channel Nine’s Today to talk about her charity work in Australia. Meanwhile, Gosling is currently filming new his movie, The Fall Guy, in the land down under. During her interview, Mendes was talking about the warm reception they’d received, and casually referred to Gosling as her “husband.”
“Everyone is so welcoming here and my husband Ryan is here and we are having the best time,” she told hosts Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon.
The comment follows a post on Instagram of her inner wrist tattoo, that reads “de Gosling,” and which her followers took to be a reference the tradition of adding a husband’s last name to one’s own, using “de” (“of” in English). So, “de Gosling” translates to “of Gosling.”
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She then made some remarks on an episode of Australia’s Kyle and Jackie O Show, during which co-host Brittany Hockley asked, “There’s a rumor that you guys might have secretly tied the knot. Is that true?”
Mendes replied, “But who says we weren’t already? I like to keep it all mysterious. I’m a very mysterious woman.”
About the tattoo, she said, “I do have a tattoo. It’s just a press on…no, it’s not a press on. But I got it years ago. I posted a picture and I’ve gotten a lot of funny questions.”
The couple got together in 2011 and they share two daughters, Esmerelda, eight, and Amada, six.