Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are a notoriously private couple, but their love story began on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines in 2012.

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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are one of Hollywood’s most private couples, but their love story is a sweet one. The two first met on the set of their 2012 film, The Place Beyond the Pines, and have been together ever since. Here’s a closer look at how Gosling and Mendes fell in love.

Gosling and Mendes were both cast in The Place Beyond the Pines, a crime drama directed by Derek Cianfrance. Gosling played a stunt motorcyclist who turns to bank robbery to support his family, while Mendes played his love interest, a waitress named Romina. The two had several steamy scenes together, and it wasn’t long before they developed a real-life romance.

According to reports, Gosling and Mendes kept their relationship under wraps during the filming of The Place Beyond the Pines, but they were spotted together shortly after the movie wrapped. In September 2011, they were seen holding hands at Disneyland, sparking rumors that they were a couple.

Since then, Gosling and Mendes have kept a low profile, rarely appearing in public together and keeping their personal lives out of the spotlight. They have two daughters together, Esmeralda Amada and Amada Lee, and have been known to co-parent in a very private and low-key way.

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Gosling’s role in the upcoming Barbie movie, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie, has been shrouded in secrecy, but it’s clear that the actor’s star power will be a major draw for audiences. As for Gosling and Mendes, it’s likely that they’ll continue to keep their relationship out of the public eye, as they have always done. But for fans of the couple, it’s nice to know that their love story began on the set of a critically acclaimed movie, and that they have been going strong ever since.