Eva Mendes’ Response To Ryan Gosling’s Emotional Golden Globes Speech Was Perfect

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Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are a rare breed in Hollywood: A couple who refuse to let people into their personal lives.

Their caginess regarding their love life is the perfect antidote to rife public speculation.

We have a habit of zeroing in on each and every tiny detail about our favourite actors and their personal lives, whether snapped by paparazzi or reported in the gossip pages.

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So Ryan and Eva, who met on the set of A Place Beyond The Pines, rarely make public appearances together and make a point of not referring to each other by name… Until now, at the Golden Globes.

As Ryan accepted the award for ‘Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy’ for his effervescent performance in La La Land, he praised his family openly.

In a particularly touching tribute, he dedicated the award to his wife’s brother, Juan Carlos Mendes, who passed away after a gruelling cancer battle.

At the glittering ceremony, the 36-year-old actor said:

You don’t get to be up here without standing on the shoulders of a mountain of people, and there’s just no time to thank everyone…

I’d like to try and thank one person properly and say that while I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one of the best experiences I’ve ever had on a film, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer.

If she hadn’t taken all that on so I could have this experience, it would surely be someone else up here other than me today so, sweetheart; thank you.

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Adding, ‘To my daughters, Esmeralda and Amada, I love you’, Ryan exited the stage with frenzied applause.

In response to Ryan’s Golden Globes speech, Eva stayed true to the low-key romance, posting a wonderfully humble photograph to Instagram.

In a cryptic caption, she wrote:

Obviously this wasn’t my favourite moment of the night…

But it was definitely my favourite style moment of the night. The stunning and talented @janellemonae is killing me with this look. So so so beautiful ❤ #goldenglobes

The 42-year-old actress and mother-of-two proves that you don’t have to be gushing to show your partner love and respect.

Maybe we could all take a leaf out of Eva’s book… After all, some things are best left shared in the privacy of your own relationship.


Francesca Donovan

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.