Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling made a (very) rare appearance together in New York
The couple, who have been together for six years and have two children together, are arguably the most private couple in Hollywood: the last red carpet they hit together was in 2012. Mendes (43) rarely joins her husband for his premieres and was notably absent all during awards season when his film La La Land was the hottest commodity going; he stays away when she is promoting her New York & Company clothing range, so we're long overdue for a picture of this impossibly beautiful couple.
After Gosling's Saturday Night Live hosting duties over the weekend, the Hitch star, made an extremely rare appearance by his side for the after-party at Tao nightclub alongside Scarlett Johansson and Jay-Z and Beyonce. The mother-of-two went for a '70s vibe in a silk printed wrap dress and black chunky heels as they left the venue hand in hand.
The pair keep their personal lives so under wraps that news of their September 2016 wedding wasn't reported until several months after the fact, while also keeping both of Eva's pregnancies secret until the last minute.
And Eva's ring finger was still conspicuously bare in the fresh pictures from the weekend. Despite their desire to remain out of the spotlight, Gosling (36) acted as the exception to his own rule when he gushed about his partner during his Best Actor acceptance speech at the Golden Globes earlier this year when he thanked his "lady" for holding down the fort with their daughters Esmeralda (three) and Amada (one).
"If she hadn’t taken all that on so that I could have this experience, would surely be someone else up here other than me to today. Sweetheart, thank you," he said in January. He added that she was, "raising our daughter, pregnant with our second and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer".
Later in March, Mendes revealed the very simple reason you won't find her seeking out photographers - she really doesn't like it. What people don't know about me is that I love being home. Instead of hitting the red carpet, I'd rather be with our girls," she told Shape magazine. So there you have it.