Both Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are big stars, but when it comes to their personal lives, they are notoriously tight-lipped. The pair have gone to great lengths to keep their home life and partnership out of the spotlight; Mendes recently confirmed on Instagram that the last time they were photographed together on the red carpet was in 2012, at the premiere of The Place Beyond the Pines, and that was only because they costarred in the film. “What a cool comment, thank you,” the actor wrote in response to a fan who commented that they’d love to see the couple together while promoting Gosling’s new film Barbie. “But we don’t do those things together.”
In recent years, reports have also surfaced that Gosling and Mendes are looking to move their family (the pair share two young daughters) out of Los Angeles, possibly up north to where they already have a home near Santa Barbara, or even further north, to Gosling’s hometown of Ontario, Canada. Wherever they end up, though, it’s very likely that they’ll continue leaning into the joys of domestic living. “Life is so chaotic,” Mendes told People. “But the one thing I can control is my house, my kitchen. So when I do the dishes it’s meditative for me.” Below, we’ve rounded up what we know of Gosling and Mendes’s real estate portfolio.
Years before the couple was linked in 2011, Hitch actor Mendes was dating film director George Gargurevich. Together, the pair purchased a home in Los Feliz for $584,000. They split in 2010, but didn’t list the three-bedroom, two-bathroom pad until four years later. The 1,732-square-foot property was a midcentury residence with a tropical twist: images of the space reveal vintage, flowery wallpaper in the kitchen, unique lighting, and European fixtures. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows opened onto unparalleled city views and a lush backyard, complete with a chicken coop, fruit trees, raised vegetable boxes, a cedar hot tub and outdoor shower. Ultimately Mendes sold the home for $1.27 million in 2014.