Eva Mendes is said to be "seriously" considering having a family with beau Ryan Gosling.
The Hollywood stars have been dating for well over a year, after meeting on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines.
Friends of the couple say they are eager to take their relationship to the next level after talking about getting married and starting a family.
"Eva has started to think seriously about kids with Ryan. She loves his family and gets along really well with his mum Donna - she even went with Ryan to Donna's college graduation last year," a source told British magazine Heat. "She and Eva are in touch all the time, and Donna is just as eager to see her son settle down.
"Ryan has completely changed Eva's outlook on life. She really wants to settle down and start a family."
Ryan and Eva's on-screen characters in The Place Beyond The Pines have a child, and Eva, 38, recently revealed how astounded she was by how the tot bonded with Ryan.
“He loves babies and he loved playing with the little boy we used in the film to play our son. It was adorable to see him in that light. There’s one intense scene in particular where everyone has been screaming, including the baby. The beauty of that scene comes when Ryan picks up the baby and he immediately quietens down and starts to fall asleep on him. That’s just magical," she gushed to UK newspaper The Sun.
“That happened a lot, too. We did a lot of takes and that was one of the most beautiful moments in the film, because babies don’t act.”
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