Ryan Gosling Steals the Golden Globes with Heartfelt Tribute to ‘My Lady’
Ryan Gosling paid tribute to his longtime partner Eva Mendes as he collected a Best Actor prize at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. The La La Land star joked about getting mistaken for fellow nominee Ryan Reynolds as he hit the stage at the Beverly Hilton hotel and then offered to cut his Globe in three and share it with co-star Emma Stone and director Damien Chazelle.
Gosling then got serious as he saluted the mother of his two kids, explaining that as he was having fun making the acclaimed movie musical, Mendes, who he called “my lady,” was “raising our daughter, pregnant with our second and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer.” He added, “If she hadn’t taken all that on, so I could have this experience, it would surely be someone else up here other than me today. So sweetheart, thank you.” He then dedicated his award to the memory Eva’s late brother, Juan Carlos Mendes, who passed away on April 17, 2016, almost two years after he was diagnosed with throat cancer, as Mendes and Gosling were preparing to become parents for a second time. He was 53.