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.
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.
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.