‘They started having problems back in September,’ a source told InTouch. ‘They decided to quietly call it off for good around Christmas.’ A big problem was they liked different things. Eva, who is the face of Thierry Mugler perfume, preferred to be in the limelight, while her partner didn’t. ‘Eva loves Hollywood, the parties, the glamor,’ a source shared. ‘She loves going out.’ But not Ryan, who is ‘introverted – very serious and a total homebody’
They seemed to be crazy about each other when they stepped out regularly in LA with her dog Hugo.
But on Wednesday, two publications reported Ryan Gosling, 33, and his girlfriend Eva Mendes, 39, split up over Christmas.
‘There is no ill will,’ InTouch’s source said. ‘Neither is rushing out to date other people right now.’ Life & Style Weekly’s source added: ‘They just knew it was time.’
The couple, that started dating in 2011 when they filmed The Place Beyond The Pines, have not been seen together this year. Though the split happened over the holidays, they faced issues much earlier.