After rumors broke earlier today that the 40-year-old actress is 7 months pregnant with Ryan Gosling's baby, People.com has confirmed that the couple, who have been dating since 2011, are indeed expecting a baby. It will be the first child for both—although they've had practice: They played parents in the 2012 movie The Place Beyond the Pines.
According to People, a pal of Mendes's told the magazine that Gosling, 33, changed the actress's mind about marriage and kids (apparently in the past she'd said she wasn't interested in either), saying "with Ryan things are different...she's very independent but she's content with her partner. She finally found the person she really wants to be with." Yeah, we can understand that change of heart!
While there's been no confirmation from either star's reps (or the couple themselves) and no word on how far along Mendes really is, we are pretty sure of a couple things: One, the hopes (and ovaries) of about a gazillion women have just been crushed (not to mention the dreams of anyone who still pined for a Ryan Gosling-Rachel McAdams reunion), and two, that's going to be one fine-looking baby!
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