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Eva Mendes Reacts to Ryan Gosling in ‘Barbie’ Movie: ‘That’s My Ken’

So cute! While Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes‘ relationship continues to grow over the years, the couple are known for preferring to keep details about their family private.

Sparks originally started to fly between Gosling and Mendes while they filmed The Place Beyond the Pines in 2011. They were subsequently spotted spending plenty of quality time together after working on the project.

Us Weekly confirmed in September 2014 that the Disney alum and the model welcomed their first daughter, Esmeralda. The twosome welcomed daughter Amada two years later.

In 2020, Mendes explained the choice to keep their lives under wraps when an Instagram follower accused Gosling of not being there for their children publicly.

“I don’t talk about Ryan and all the wonderful things he does as a father because I keep that part private,” the Lost River star wrote on social media in April 2020. “I feel it’s best that I continue to disclose what I’m comfortable with but not involve him or my kids too much. It’s not about being cagey or weird, it’s just about staying private in a public space. Does that make sense? Hope so. Because this is my honest answer.”

That same month, a source exclusively told Us that the pair were spending all of their time at home during the COVID-19 quarantine.

“They’re hands-on parents and don’t have any nannies,” an insider shared with Us at the time. “Being confined to their home with two small children is exhausting at times, especially without hired help.”

According to the source, Gosling and Mendes spent time with their kids at “the park and farmers markets,” and a second source noted that the Crazy Stupid Love star enjoyed cooking meals for his loved ones.

“That’s his big thing,” the insider added. “He encourages everyone to do it with him. It’s fun for the whole family.”

In October 2021, the La La Land performer reflected on that period of time in their lives when the entire family was under lockdown.

“Our kids are young, so it was a tough time for them to be separated from other kids and not being able to see family and whatnot,” the Canada native said in an interview with GQ. “So, we did our best to entertain them. I think Eva and I did more acting in quarantine than we have in our whole careers.”

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