In the words of Tina Turner, Eva Mendes says her boyfriend Ryan Gosling is simply “the best.”
For the first time since the duo began dating in 2011, the 40-year-old actress publicly declared her admiration for the handsome actor in a new interview – amid rumors the pair split.
The stunning brunette beauty opened up about her sweetheart’s directorial debut, How To Catch a Monster, in which she stars alongside Christina Hendricks and Saoirse Ronan.
“It’s basically a dark fairy tale, and I play a woman named Cat,” she said while making an appearance at the New York and Company spring launch in NYC Tuesday. “It’s a beautiful, beautiful film.”
She went on to praise her beau, saying, “[Ryan] really created the most beautiful, collaborative, creative atmosphere on set.”
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The actress, who’s been surrounding by pregnancy rumor after sporting a fuller tummy, added, “I know I’m biased.”
“He’s the best,” the smitten starlet said to E! News. “He’s the best.”
The film is set to debut in Europe in October.
The couple first met while filming The Place Beyond The Pines, which was released in 2012.
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Rumors of a breakup swirled because the pair have not been seen together this year. Those rumors were squashed, however, when the 33-year-old hunk was spotted at Eva’s Hollywood Hills home on Feb. 19.
As for the pregnancy talk, nothing has been confirmed nor denied, but the actress says Ryan’s “really good” with kids — especially when they filmed Pines together,
“He loves babies and he loved playing with the little boy we used in the film to play our son,” she said last year. “It was adorable to see him in that light."
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