You bet she was watching! Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling, one of Hollywood’s most notoriously private couples, made headlines on Sunday when the La La Land actor gave a heartwarming shout-out to his longtime partner during his Golden Globes acceptance speech.
During the national broadcast, Gosling expressed gratitude to Mendes for supporting him and their family during one of the most difficult times in arguably her life. “I would like to try to thank one person properly and say—while I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one of the best experiences I’ve ever had on a film—my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second, and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer,” Gosling said. “If she hadn’t have taken all that on so that I could have this experience, it would surely be someone else up here other than me today. So, sweetheart, thank you.”
Mendes quietly took to Instagram the following morning and posted a photo of singing sensation Janelle Monae in her gorgeous custom Armani gown.
“Obviously this wasn’t my favorite moment of the night….” the mom of two wrote. “But it was definitely my favorite style moment of the night. The stunning and talented @janellemonae is killing me with this look. So so so beautiful ❤ #goldenglobes.”
It still remains unknown whether Gosling and Mendes secretly married last year. The couple first started dating in 2011, and welcomed their eldest daughter, Esmeralda, three years later. They welcomed their second child, daughter Amada, this past April.