We get it — it’s hard to keep a secret in Hollywood. Thanks to the internet (and social media), news travels faster than ever before, especially when it comes to news about our favorite celebrities. But when Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes found out they were expecting a baby, they were reportedly willing to do anything to keep the news under wraps for as long as possible.
And according to People, the couple — who first started dating in 2011 — changed everything about their lifestyle to keep their happy news to themselves.
“[Eva] just hasn’t ever wanted anyone beyond her close friends and family knowing more than they had to,” a source close to the couple says. “And Ryan is certainly private and always has been.”
So instead of attending events together and keeping up with their usual hobby of world travel, they’ve elected to spend the past few months hanging out at Ryan’s Studio City, California home. Now, Eva’s become somewhat of a homebody to hide her growing baby bump from prying eyes, and relies on Ryan to help her get things done.
“Ryan has been taking care of her, picking up food and running errands,” the insider adds. “He has been very supportive about keeping things a secret.”
However, all the secrecy doesn’t mean that they’re not excited to become parents. Actually, it’s quite the opposite.
“This has been a long time coming,” the friend says. “Ryan and Eva definitely discussed children before. She knows how much he wants to be a dad and he’s going to be an amazing father.”
We hope they’re not too disappointed that the news has gotten out! Despite the fact that, at first, we were a little bummed that the man of our dreams has officially settled down to have a family, we’re super excited for Ryan and Eva to become parents! Most beautiful baby ever.