Ryan Gosling Thanks ‘Sweetheart’ Eva Mendes and Honors Her Late Brother in Emotional Golden Globes Speech
Ryan Gosling honored Eva Mendes and their family at the Golden Globes on Sunday.
In a heartfelt speech after winning Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for La La Land, the 36-year-old actor spoke glowingly about Mendes, their two young daughters and Mendes’ late brother, Juan Carlos Mendez, who died of throat cancer at the age of 53 in April 2016.
“You don’t get to be up here without standing on the shoulders of a mountain of people. There is no time to thank everyone, but I just want to try and thank one person properly and say that while I was singing and dancing and playing piano and 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,” Gosling said, seemingly trying to contain his emotions as he spoke lovingly about Mendes.
“If she hadn’t taken all of that on so that I could have this experience, it surely would be somebody else up here today,” he said,…