This could be the confirmation that many fans have been waiting for for years: Eva Mendes (48) and Ryan Gosling (42) have apparently been married for a long time. In an interview on Australian TV, the actress also spoke about the father of her two children and almost casually used the term “husband” for Gosling – without correcting herself or putting the wording into perspective. In an interview with the Channel Nine “Today” show moderators, she quietly cleared up the speculation of the past few days.

Last week, Mendes fueled speculation by posting a tattoo on her forearm on Instagram. The tattooed words “de gosling” can be read on it. In Cuban, where Mendes has roots, married women add the husband’s surname to their surname with the preposition “de”. So if Eva Mendes had married Ryan Gosling in Cuba, her name would be Eva Mendes de Gosling.

It’s not the first time there has been speculation about a possible marriage. As early as 2016, the magazine “Us Weekly” wanted to know from insiders that Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling had said yes. Shortly thereafter, however, the “People” magazine denied the rumors.

The fact is: Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling have been a couple for eleven years. They met on the set of The Place Beyond The Pines in 2011. In 2014 daughter number one, Esmeralda, was born. Sister Amada followed in 2016.