According to two different sources, Ryan Gosling, 33, and girlfriend Eva Mendes, 39, broke 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 started dating in 2011 after filming The Place Beyond the Pines together. They haven’t been photographed together in ages, and sources are now saying they split over the holidays.
“They started having problems back in September,” a source told InTouch. “They decided to quietly call it off for good around Christmas.”
So what went wrong? According to “sources,” Eva liked to be in the public eye, while Ryan didn’t. “Eva loves Hollywood, the parties, the glamor. She loved going out.” Ryan, on the other hand, is “introverted – very serious and a total homebody.”
Another issue was the pressure to get married and have children. “They knew it was time to take the next step and get married, but neither was sure they wanted that to happen.”
Ryan has headed back to his homeland, Canada, where “he felt like he needed time out of the limelight to refocus.”