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Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling: TIFF 2012
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Ryan Gosling was all kinds of loved up during an interview with HELLO! Magazine.

Gosling fell for girlfriend Eva Mendes while filming The Place Beyond the Pines in 2011, and on September 12th, 2014, the couple welcomed daughter Esmerelda.

"I know that I’m with the person I’m supposed to be with," he told HELLO!.

And what does he look for in a woman?

"That she’s Eva Mendes," Gosling said.  "There’s nothing else I’m looking for."


The parents are looking forward to the holidays this year, since Esmerelda is a little older.

"This will be our first Christmas where [Esmeralda] is sort of taking it all in, so that’s exciting," Gosling said.

As for Mendes, a source tells People that "she’s never been happier.

"She and Ryan are just in awe of this beautiful person they created. It’s a really special time for them."

Gosling was recently accused of cheating on Mendes with La La Land co-star Emma Stone, who allegedly tried to break the couple up.

"Unnamed insiders reported that Ryan and Eva decided to give things one more try and want to give Esmeralda a baby brother or sister," Celebrity Dirty Laundry claimed at the time.

Love is a battlefield.

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling: TIFF 2012
Photo via Dominic Chan/