Ryan Gosling touching statement to Eva Mendes the woman of

Ryan Gosling, touching statement to Eva Mendes, “the woman of his dreams” – Paris Match

When Ryan Gosling accepted an award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, he didn't fail to thank his partner Eva Mendes and their two daughters Amada and Esmeralda.

Get out the tissues. On Saturday, January 13, Ryan Gosling won the Kirk Douglas Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival for his entire career, from “Drive” to “La La Land” to “Barbie.” A trophy that he did not fail to dedicate to the women in his life: his partner Eva Mendes and their two daughters Esmeralda (9 years old) and Amada (7 years old).

“I always dreamed of making films, and now films have turned my life into a daydream,” said Ryan Gosling as he accepted his award on stage. ” Beyond that. I was able to meet the woman of my dreams, Eva Mendes, and have two dream children. »

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No red carpet as a couple

After meeting on the set of “The Place Beyond the Pines” in 2011, they decided to live their love story completely discreetly. They don't have a romantic red carpet to show and prefer to support each other from a distance.

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Together they decided to always keep their daughters away from the chaos of Hollywood. When he won Best Actor at the Golden Globes in 2017 for his role in “La La Land,” the actor made a new statement to his partner for the education she imparted to the young members of the Gosling clan.

“While I was singing, dancing, playing the piano and having the time of my life in films, my partner was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second and helping her brother battle cancer. If she hadn't done all that so that I could have this experience, I wouldn't be here tonight,” he explained, not without emotion.