Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes in NYC

Posted on May 11, 2012

It’s amazing how the most innocuous celebrity photos can spur a conversation around here.

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Because really, except for her sweater, which is kind of cute, there’s nothing there to talk about. No, we were laughing, because it seems every time we encounter pictures or commentary regarding these two, there always seems to be the subtle implication that she’s trading up and he’s dating down, if you know what we mean. To which we have to ask: When did Eva Mendes stop being gorgeous? Did we miss a memo? And there’s been some subtle and not-very-subtle-at-all commentary on their age difference. Which, again, we have to ask: When did Eva Mendes stop being gorgeous? And since when is a seven-year age difference considered notable? We admit that we always found them an odd sort of couple, but only because we assumed he’d go for quirkier types than her; not because she’s not up to his level, or whatever. And also because we naturally assume any nascent celeb-on-celeb relationship is publicist-generated. But this one’s been going on for a while now, so we’re resigned to it being somewhat on the up and up. Besides, they look like a cute couple here. Seriously, if they weren’t famous, and you passed them on the street, wouldn’t you think, “What a good-looking couple?” Would anyone really think “He could do better than that?”

We like to think the online vitriol is coming from a lot of jealous hipster fanboys and fangirls, weeping into their Lars and the Real Girl posters at the injustice of it all because he didn’t pick them.

 

[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews.com, forwardforward.com]

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