Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling Might Be Engaged

IT'S TOO LATE.

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Today, August 26, 2015—a day which will live infamy—the world came to the collective realization that the prominent emerald ring Eva Mendes has been wearing on the third finger of her right hand for months now might symbolize her engagement to Ryan Gosling. Or that they're already married.

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E! News did some sleuthing after the actress and dog stylist posted an Instagram in which the jewel is particularly conspicuous and came to the conclusion that she began wearing it in June, always in the same position on her right hand. I don't want to jump to any conclusions here, but AHHHHHH THAT'S THE WEDDING HAND IN SOME CULTURES AND THEY'RE AN UNCONVENTIONAL COUPLE, SO WHEN DID THEIR CLANDESTINE BUT UNDOUBTEDLY LUSH CEREMONY HAPPEN?! *arms wave uncontrollably, knocking everything off desk*

More lucid observers might surmise that the hardware is a push present to commemorate the birth of their almost-1-year-old daughter Esmeralda, but where's the fun in that? More evidence to fuel your own investigation below.

Chelsea Peng
Chelsea Peng

I'm Chelsea Peng, the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. On my tombstone, I would like a GIF of me that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, I'm into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard I have to go lie down.