Lascivious Ryan Gosling lovers took to Twitter in their droves to express their lustful joy at the news the Hollywood heartthrob was finally single.
‘Hey Girl’ memes swarmed newsfeeds the internet over, while twitpics of a life-size Gosling pillow – designed by one now very rich Etsy trader – slowed social servers to a stuttering halt (see the image below for details).
“Ever fancied waking up to Ryan Gosling every morning?” the randy so-and-sos at Notion magazine tweeted, while Elle went one step further by creepily offering its readers: “15 ways to get Ryan Gosling into your house”.
Never ones to miss a trick, Paddy Power even sent round odds targeting forlorn Notebook fans desperately hoping that the floppy-haired hunk would rekindle his romance with co-star and former flame Rachel McAdams (it’s 4/7, in case you fancy a flutter).
A representative for Mendes shot down the reports almost as soon as they’d surfaced, telling entertainment site E! that they were “just another round of rumors” to be ignored.
The initial story was published by infamous celebrity rag In Touch. They claimed the pair had drifted apart due to Gozzo’s homebody ways and Mendes’ love of partying.
Rumour had it the couple split because of Eva's love of partying
“They started having problems back in September,” the magazine alleged a source said. “They decided to quietly call it off for good around Christmas.”
Not true, according to the actress’ very reliable ‘people’.
The celebrity split hoax, it seems, is the slightly less gory 2014 version of the celebrity death hoax. And just as viral.
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes star in The Place Beyond the Pines