After two years of dating she chose fame over family
They seemed to be crazy about each other when they stepped out regularly in LA with her dog Hugo.
But on Wednesday, two publications reported Ryan Gosling, 33, and his girlfriend Eva Mendes, 39, split up over Christmas.
Their reps did not return calls to MailOnline.
The couple, that started dating in 2011 when they filmed The Place Beyond The Pines, have not been seen together this year.
Though the split happened over the holidays, they faced issues much earlier.
‘They started having problems back in September,’ a source told InTouch. ‘They decided to quietly call it off for good around Christmas.’
Love at first scene: The couple met in 2011 when they filmed The Place Beyond The Pines
A big problem was they liked different things.
Eva, who is the face of Thierry Mugler perfume, preferred to be in the limelight, while her partner didn’t.
‘Eva loves Hollywood, the parties, the glamor,’ a source shared. ‘She loves going out.’
But not Ryan, who is ‘introverted – very serious and a total homebody’.
Not so public: Though the actors were spotted strolling in New York City in 2012, they often were out of sight
She denied it: On Saturday the Hitch star was accused of revealing she was pregnant
Another problem was getting hitched and having babies.
‘They knew it was time to take the next step and get married,’ a friend admitted.
‘But neither was sure they wanted that to happen.’
Mendes has said in the past she was not interested in becoming a mother.
‘I’m certainly not thinking about being a mom,’ the beauty has said.
‘I can’t imagine it. I’m too selfish.’
The Only God Forgives actor, however, wanted a brood.
‘I’d like to be making babies,’ he said.
‘But I’m not, so I’m making movies.’
On Saturda,y the Ghost Rider actress reportedly told airport security she couldn’t do a body scan because she was pregnant. The star was in Los Angeles and on her way to New York City.
But the Training Day actress has since denied it, with her rep explaining she always avoids the scanner and prefers the pat down.
Meanwhile, Gosling has retreated to his native country.
‘He packed up and moved back to Canada for a while,’ an insider told Life & Style.
‘He felt like he needed tome out of the limelight to refocus.’
The cover girl last filmed How To Catch A Monster with Ben Mendelsohn.
Gosling finished up a Terrence Malick movie about love and obsession against the Austin, Texas music scene. His co-stars are Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
They seemed made for each other: With his Notebook co-star Rachel McAdams in 2007
Though Eva’s love life before Ryan was very much under the radar – she dated musician George Gargurevich from 2002 to 2011 – the Canadian star wasn’t.
In 2005, he struck up a romance with his Notebook co-star Rachel McAdams and they two seemed on track for marriage, but they split after two years.
He’s also been linked to Sandra Bullock and Blake Lively.
Good-looking pair: The beauty was with George Gargurevich, seen here together in 2008, from 2002 until 2011
Source : Daily Mail