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There’s something kind of awesome about the way Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes handle their business. They are almost never photographed together, they keep their personal lives private and they don’t talk about the other. We haven’t seen much of either Gosling or Mendes this year but now we know why the latter has seemingly been hiding out: she’s pregnant with the Goz’s baby. Yay!

According to People magazine, Eva is due in October which means she is seven months along. It also means that back in February, when she shot down the pregnancy rumours to Ellen DeGeneres (she reportedly didn’t want to go through airport scanners), her maternity pants were on fire.

Amazing, right? But also damn impressive that no one had a clue. Did Ryan lock her up, or has Eva just not been showing up until now? Whatever the case, bravo for them for keeping their joyous news under wraps for a little while. But Mendes didn’t have to go into hiding. There are tons of ways she could have hidden her belly. For example:

Wear baggy tops. Hey, if it worked for Kerry Washington (Scandal‘s Olivia Pope)…

scandal sweater

Keep alcohol with you at all times, like How I Met Your Mother‘s Robin (Cobie Smulders). Up the ante by acting like a wild drunk.

robin beer

Pretend you’ve gained a ton of weight, like Mad Men did with January Jones’ Betty Draper.

betty draper fat

Hide in bed, like Julia Louis-Dreyfus did during her Seinfeld days.

elaine bed

But be careful. You can’t take a mattress with you. Got that, Elaine?

elaine mattress

Play it cool like HIMYM‘s Lily (Alyson Hannigan). Hide behind inanimate objects like a giant salad bowl, a kitchen island or your giant husband (or all of the above).

lily salad kitchen

Hide behind someone else’s baby, like Monica Geller (Courteney Cox). No one will suspect a thing.

monica baby

But be cool. Otherwise, people might sense the irony.

friends baby

When all else fails, wear a wacky ensemble, like SJP’s Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City. It will distract from everything else you have going on.

sjp

Now that Eva and Ryan’s wonderful news is no longer a secret, we wonder if the couple will continue to stay on the down-low or come out of hiding. Either way, we can’t wait to see them and their beautiful baby. Congrats! We bet Eva is cool as a cucumber. Here’s hoping Gosling isn’t a bundle of nerves.

gosling can't breathe