Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes expecting first child together

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are expecting their first child together.

Eva, 40, is thought to be seven months pregnant meaning that the couple, who have been dating since 2011 after meeting on the set of The Place Beyond The Pines, will become first-time parents at the end of the summer.

Ryan, 33, and the Hitch star have always been very discreet about their relationship and are yet to be photographed together this year.

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling expecting first baby

It was only last March that Eva spoke for the first time about her handsome beau, calling him "the best".

Eva made the comments about her other half while attending an event in Los Angeles. A reporter for E! News asked her about Ryan's directorial debut, How to catch a Monster, in which she appears.

She replied: "It's basically a dark fairy tale, and I play a woman named Cat. It's a beautiful, beautiful film."

"(Ryan) really created the most beautiful, collaborative, creative atmosphere on set," she enthused, adding: "I know I'm biased. He's the best, he's the best."

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