The Complete History of Ryan Gosling Putting Your BF to Shame
"While I was singing, and dancing, and playing piano, and having one of the best experiences I've ever had … my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second, and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer," he said. "If she hadn't taken all that on so I could have that experience, it would surely be someone else up here other than me."
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It made women everywhere let out a collective aww, but it was hardly the first time that Gosling destroyed our hearts. Here, we round up every time the father-of-two put your boyfriend to shame. Sorry, guys.
He calls Mendes his "dream" family.
"Eva's the dream mother, and they're dream babies, and it's like a dream that I'm having right now," he told GQ in December. "I'm dreaming it all. When you meet your kids you realize that they deserve great parents. And then you have your marching orders and you have to try and become the person that they deserve."
But he's equally in love with his dog, George.
"I wanted George here today, you know, doing interviews with me," he said. "Normally I take him everywhere, I have special paperwork so he can travel with me wherever I go." Never have I ever been more jealous of a dog.
He's not shy about what he wants.
"I know that I'm with the person I'm supposed to be with," he told Hello! magazine in 2015, revealing the one quality he looks for in a mate: "That she's Eva Mendes. There's nothing else I'm looking for." Gosling may have shut down fangirls everywhere with one comment, but somehow he also made himself even more desirable.
He gives credit where credit is due.
Gosling directed his longtime love in the film Lost River, which he also wrote, and knows the movie wouldn't be the same without her input. "That happened a lot in the film, where she indirectly picked things that became very important to different people involved. Never wanting credit," he told The Daily Telegraph in 2015. "She hates credit and she'll even be mad that I'm giving her that credit. But she was very helpful in so many ways."
He gushes about their life together.
He's a feminist.
He is three-time co-star Emma Stone's ultimate fan.
"It's great to work with people you know. I think it brings the best out of you, because you know one another and you're able to help each other in a way that you can't with strangers," he told E! after working with Stone again on La La Land.
He'll even teach men how to waltz.
He can make Ellen DeGeneres swoon.
DeGeneres may be happily married, but even she gets swept away by the charming actor. "Don't you hate it when Ryan Gosling hits on you? (I don't.)," she captioned this adorable photo of Gosling sweeping her into his arms. Don't even pretend like you don't wish this was you.
He knows how to give a speech.
At the 2017 Golden Globes, the Best Actor winner gave the perfect tribute to his family. "While I was singing, and dancing, and playing piano, and having one of the best experiences I’ve ever had ... my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second, and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer," Gosling said of his two daughters, longtime love, and her brother. "If she hadn’t taken all that on so I could have this experience, it would surely be someone else up here other than me tonight. Sweetheart, thank you. To my daughters, Amada, Esmeralda, I love you. And if I may, I’d like to dedicate this to the memory of her brother, Juan Carlos Mendez."