Ryan Gosling Just Made the Sweetest Speech About Eva Mendes

He *never* does this.

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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are one of the most low-key couples in Hollywood. The pair, who have been together since 2011, have two beautiful daughters and a deep love for their privacy.

But tonight, Gosling took the Golden Globes stage to accept the award for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical and gushed about Mendes in a way we never see him do.

"You don't get to be up here without standing on the shoulders of a mountain of people and there's just no time to thank everyone," Gosling said during his emotional acceptance speech. "I'd just like to try to thank one person properly and say that, while I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one of the best experiences I've ever had on a film, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second, and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer. If she hadn't've taken all that on so I could have this experience, it would surely be someone else up here other than me today. So, sweetheart, thank you. To my daughters Amada and Esmeralda, I love you. And if I may, I'd like to dedicate this to the memory of her brother Juan Carlos Mendes."

BRB, crying forever.

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