The news was first broken today by US magazine OK! which quoted a source as saying that the 40-year old actress has been ready to have a child for some time and ‘to be sharing this experience with Ryan is a dream come true for her!’
Interestingly the couple first started dating when they played parents Luke and Romina in the 2011 movie The Place Beyond The Pines, a serious crime drama that also starred Bradley Cooper and Ray Liotta.
Today’s story was quickly picked up by a number of other publications who are quoting further independent sources as conforming that Mendes is pregnant with Gosling’s child.
It is not the first time this year that Mendes has been thought to be pregnant as she caused something of a stir at LAX in February when she refused to go through the airport’s security scanner. This story was then beefed up by one publication saying that she had said she couldn’t go through the scanner as she was pregnant, a fact she denied at the time. Her management agents said that in fact she had never gone through airport scanners always opting to be hand checked instead.
Eva later explained her reasons for avoiding airport scanners as:You know those X-ray scanners, which are really creepy? They basically see you naked, right? And not only that, but there’s a radiation aspect to it, so I always opt out.’
Looks like if the pregnancy rumour turns out to be true there may be other news as well. According to a source Eva is said to want to get married to Ryan so that their lives can then be fully entwined.
The pair’s relationship has always been a little shrouded in secrecy and there has often been talk about them having split up since they first started dating in 2011. They are both fairly private people and are not the sort of celebrity couple that like to parade themselves together on red carpets around the world or be seen on glamorous holidays together.
Neither Eva or Ryan are big fans of social media with both of them having effectively dormant Twitter accounts. Eva’s Twitter account has a pretty impressive ratio of followers to tweets as she has around 135k followers and just the 1 tweet that goes back to 2011.
Despite neither potential new parent being big users of social media that didn’t stop Twitter going into near meltdown in the last few hours over this breaking story.
No comment as yet from either star’s agents so until there is a denial or confirmation of the story we guess it will run and run.