Ryan Gosling. at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival event honoring Ryan Gosling held at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara on January 13, 2024 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by River Callaway/Variety via Getty Images)

Ryan Gosling is clearly in love with his wife, Eva Mendes. While accepting the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival recently, the Barbie actor said, “Most importantly, I got to meet the girl of my dreams, Eva Mendes, and have two dream children. I dreamed of one day making movies, and now movies have made my life a dream.” He added, “So the way I see it, there’s no way I’ve contributed half as much to cinema as cinema has contributed to me.” According to Elle, the pair became a couple after playing one another’s love interests on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines in 2011.