​Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes expecting their first baby together

Ryan Gosling is about to become a father.

Sources say that the Canadian actor, 33, and Eva Mendes, 40, are expecting their first child together.

The couple, who began dating in 2011, have always kept their relationship private, but are apparently ready to settle down and start a family together.

“Eva is thrilled. She’s been ready for motherhood for a while now, and to be sharing this experience with Ryan is a dream come true for her,” one source revealed.

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Reports surfaced on Wed July 9 that the Hitch actress was seven months pregnant, which means that the pair will be first-time parents at the end of this summer. Ryan and Eva have yet to confirm the news.

Ryan was last seen at Cannes, whereas Eva hasn’t been photographed in public in several months, but 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, Lost River, 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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