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How to get married in secret like Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes

Published Monday, Nov. 21st, 2022

Eva Mendes / Ryan Gosling

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are married! At least, we think so?


It's all very mysterious.




We love celebrity weddings, but it looks like we might have missed a big one! Last Friday, Eva Mendes confirmed that she and Ryan Gosling are secretly married… and have probably been married for years. 


Rumors about the couple’s marital status began buzzing a few days ago, after Mendes posted a photo of a tattoo on her wrist that says “de Gosling.” As InStyle points out, it’s common for Latina women to put ‘de’ in front of their spouse's last name when they marry, and fans quickly picked up on the hint. 





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Soon after, Mendes referred to Gosling as her ‘husband’ during an Australian podcast interview, and when asked outright if she was married said, “But who says we weren’t already? I like to keep it all mysterious. I’m a very mysterious woman.” (via InStyle, Elle Magazine)


The Hollywood couple are notoriously private about their family life, despite their very public careers. They started dating in 2011 and share two children together. 



Want to marry secretly? 


If you find the idea of a mysterious secret marriage deeply romantic, you’re not alone. Secret weddings and secret marriages are popular, totally do-able, and completely legal – under the right circumstances. 


The perfect secret wedding starts with finding the right wedding officiant and applying for a confidential marriage license (a license that doesn’t become public record).


Once these important pieces are arranged, there will be a few other important steps to keep things under wraps… Including keeping any photo evidence off Instagram!


For step by step instructions on how to get married in secret, check out:



Planning a Secret Wedding 
(Is Easier Than You Think)


Photo shows a bride and groom holding hands, facing away from the camera. In the background are dense green trees in a forest.

Photo by Hannah Busing


Private elopements are trending : We cover everything you need to know to plan a successful, romantic, and legally binding secret wedding ceremony. Perfect for couples who want to keep their marriage private, at least for now... See the full article.





Have a friend who can keep a secret?

Ask them to be your wedding officiant!


Have a friend who can keep your wedding a secret? Ask them to get ordained to marry you in a sweet private elopement! Online ordination is free and easy with American Marriage Ministries. Click the link below to get started.






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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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