Gosling and Mendes reportedly legalized their love earlier this year. When, exactly? We still don’t know. The two seem to have held a small, private ceremony attended by family and friends. As amazing as it is that two celebrities pulled off an entire wedding without it ended up as a trending hashtag on Twitter, it’s not all that surprising when you consider how low-key Gosling and Mendes have been about their romance from the start.
The two were first thought to be an item in September of 2011, when they were photographed holding hands in Disneyland. They costarred in the 2012 movie “The Place Beyond the Pines” and were seen celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday together that year. News broke in July of 2014 that Gosling and Mendes were expecting a child and in September of 2014, she gave birth to daughter Esmeralda Amada. Mendes gave birth to their second child, daughter Amada Lee, in April of this year.
Mendes teamed with New York & Co. in 2015. She is the creative director and designer of New York & Co.’s Eva Mendes collection and fronted the brand’s first New York Fashion Week show earlier this month. The show took place at an Upper East Side mansion and the collection featured party dresses and lace frocks, all of which were readily available for purchase.
“We were prepping for a year, so we’ve been working together for quite a few years now,” Mendes told WWD of New York & Co. She referred to her partnership with the brand as a “long-term relationship” and said that although she has two young girls at home, she and her codesigner are so in sync, “they can anticipate where I’m going with something.”
Here’s to having it all — and a ring.