Not afraid to downplay her looks, she is unrecognisable in The Place Beyond The Pines as downtrodden Romina, a young mother whose live-in boyfriend is raising her child – the product of a dangerous liaison with a travelling stunt motorcyclist (Gosling) – as his own.
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes look more in love than ever.
Now 39, she’s earned the benefits Hollywood has to offer its leading stars.
The actors have been very open and vocal about their relationship.But since the news of Eva's pregnancy leaked in July, the couple has remained away from public eye.Rumours are circulating that Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are going through a rough patch, following the actress’ absence from The Oscars.38-year-old Eva has had a busy time of things of late, looking after the couple’s two daughters Esmeralda, 2, and Amada, 10 months, while her Ryan has traversed the globe promoting his Oscar-winning film La La Land.Fans of the couple were surprised to see Eva absent from the Academy Awards last month, given that her other half was nominated for Best Actor for his role in the film.Eva delivered the couple's first child together on September 12.
Eva, 40, and Ryan, 33, have been dating since 2011, after they co-starred in the film The Place Beyond the Pines.They are said to have an agreement about posing together on the red carpet, and are notoriously private about their private life.Women seem to like Eva Mendes – which may be surprising, considering she has topped world’s most desirable woman polls and is dating Ryan Gosling.The two also named their eldest daughter Esmeralda, a character in Victor Hugo’s novel, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, which Disney adapted for its 1996 animated film.Gosling and Mendes have kept their relationship extremely private since welcoming 2-year-old Esmeralda in September 2014.The two are also parents to their youngest daughter, 1-year-old Amada.