While receiving an award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Ryan Gosling did not fail to thank his partner Eva Mendes and their daughters Amada and Esmeralda.
Take out the tissue. On Saturday, January 13, at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Ryan Gosling won the Kirk Douglas Award for his entire artistic career, which ranges from “Drive,” “La La Land,” and “Barbie.” An award 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've always dreamed of making movies, and now movies have made my life a daydream,” Ryan Gosling said as he accepted his award on stage. “And on top of that. I was able to meet the woman of my dreams, Eva Mendes, and I was able to have two children.”
No red carpet as a couple
After meeting on the set of the movie The Place Beyond the Pines in 2011, they chose to live their love story very discreetly. No romantic red carpet to their credit, the lovebirds prefer to support each other from a distance.
Together they have chosen to always keep their daughters away from the chaos of Hollywood. In 2017, when he won the “Best Actor” award at the Golden Globe Awards, for his role in the movie “La La Land,” the actor made a new statement to his partner for the education she instilled in the youth of the Gosling clan.
“While I was singing, dancing, playing the piano, and having the time of my life on film, my partner was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second, and helping her brother fight cancer. If she hadn't done all that so I could have this experience, I wouldn't be here tonight.”
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