“She’s been ready for motherhood for a while now,” a source tells OK! Magazine who broke the story earlier today, “and to be sharing this experience with Ryan is a dream come true for her!”
The source claims Eva is SEVEN MONTHS pregnant, so she’s due circa September, and that’s why she’s been hiding from paparazzi most of this year.
“Ryan grew up without a dad, so he always said when he had kids, he’d be there no matter what,” a source adds. “This is it for him.”
Despite Eva pushing for marriage so hard it’s broken them up before, the OK! source adds “Ryan doesn’t think they need to marry just because they are having a baby, but Eva believes it’s important to have their lives fully intertwined.”
Star Magazine sources say, “Throughout her pregnancy, the 40-year-old has been in hiding at her home.” Which is why she’s largely been absent from red carpets.
“Ryan has been by Eva’s side night and day since she found out the happy news,” the Star source claims, insisting there MAY be wedding bells. “He’s so amazingly considerate and thoughtful, always taking care of Eva. It’s like he’s already a doting daddy! No one would be surprised if they got married before the baby is even born.”
Us adds, “An insider confirmed the news after rumors surfaced earlier on Wednesday, July 9, that the Hitch actress is seven months pregnant.”
The on-off couple has been together since fall 2011. They also co-starred together as parents in 2013’s Place Beyond the Pines (movie still from 2013 above).
UPDATE 10/7/14: PEOPLE is belatedly confirming the same, writing, “The rumors are true: Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are expecting a baby! The actress is pregnant, PEOPLE confirms. This will be the first child for both actors.”