Eva Mendes has dropped a subtle hint that she and Ryan Gosling may have got married after she revealed her wrist tattoo.
The actress, 48, took to Instagram to share a photo of herself wearing a yellow bandeau top with her hair in an up-do and tied with a scarf.
The focus of the snap was Eva’s arm across her face, with a tattoo reading ‘de Gosling’ on the inside of her wrist.
Fans were quick to speculate the ink might mean Eva and Ryan, 41, could have got married in secret.
In Spanish-speaking countries, a married woman will often add ‘de’ and her husband’s surname to her own name, with ‘de’ translating as ‘of’.
Eva did not share any more information on her post, simply captioning it with two black heart emojis and crossed swords.
When someone asked her if the tattoo was real, Eva responded: ‘ummm…it’s old. You’ve seen it many times f, I love you.’
The tattoo had previously been seen in Eva’s social media posts many times, but her new snap made it the focus of the image.
Eva and Ryan have been dating since 2011 after meeting on the set of the film The Place Beyond The Pines but keep their relationship largely out of the limelight.
Rumours of a wedding started as early as September 2016, with a source telling Us Weekly: ‘Eva and Ryan have always felt like a married couple. They are infatuated with each other.’
The couple’s rep denied the rumours at the time and neither Ryan nor Eva has ever commented on whether they are married.
Eva and Ryan also share two daughters, Esmeralda Amada, eight, and Amada Lee, six.
In April 2019, Eva revealed she didn’t want kids before meeting Ryan, telling Women’s Health: ‘Ryan Gosling happened. I mean, falling in love with him.
‘Then it made sense for me to have… not kids, but his kids. It was very specific to him.’