Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling have definitely been making headlines lately, but she’s not letting any of it get the best of her.
On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the Cleaner actress stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show. According to E! News, she and DeGeneres touched on a number of topics including her rumored break-up with the Gangster Squad in December.
When DeGeneres asked if she had plans for Valentine’s Day, the lovers’ holiday immediately opened the door to a discussion about her relationship with Gosling. However, Mendes took a different approach to addressing the rumors. Her response wasn’t crass or defensive. She actually joked and laughed about it all.
“I’m not a big Valentine’s Day person,” she admitted. “I’ll probably just order a deep dish and watch The Notebook or something,” she quipped. Gosling starred in the 2004 romantic drama alongside ex-girlfriend Rachel McAdams. It appears the actor has a habit of dating co-stars as he and Mendes also co-starred in the 2013 film The Place Beyond the Pines.
However, Mendes’ representative spoke exclusively with E! and squashed the break-up rumors last week. The couple is still together.
Mendes also set the record straight in regards to the pregnancy rumors that have been floating around in the media. A number of news outlets have reported that the 39-year old actress is actually pregnant with Gosling’s child.
It was also reported that the alleged pregnancy was the reason for their rumored break-up, as Mendes has no desire to halt her career and become domesticated.
It’s unclear how the rumors actually started, but Mendes definitely made it a point to put them to an end. The Hitch actress set the record straight, sharing the true origin of the rumor while refuting the claim.
“It’s so ridiculous,” Mendes said. “It all started because I didn’t want to go through those X-ray scanners at the airport, which are really creepy. They basically see you naked, right. And not only that, but there’s a radiation aspect to it. So I always opt out. I always ask for a personal pat down. That was good enough reason [for people to assume I’m expecting a baby]”
Then, of course, DeGeneres had to push to get a quick, comical rise out of her before letting the subject die.
“Do you wanna say, is it a girl or a boy?” Ellen joked.
“Oh, God! No! No!” she said. “You’re not pregnant, I know,” DeGeneres replied. “I just wanted to give you the chance to announce if it’s a boy or a girl.”