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Actor Ryan Gosling reveals his very feminine side

Ryan Gosling says he is so in touch with his feminine side that he is actually about "49% woman".

The Hollywood star's parents divorced when he was a teenager, leaving him to be raised by his mother Donna and sister Mandi.

Asked what percentage woman he was, the 35-year-old said: "I'd say 49%, sometimes 47%, it depends on what day you catch me."

He told ES Magazine: "I've always liked women more. I was brought up by my mother and older sister. I found my way into dance class. My home life now is mostly women.

"They are better than us. They make me better."

Gosling is father to 18-month-old Esmeralda and newborn daughter Amada with actress Eva Mendes.

He said: "You can tell especially when you have daughters and you see their early stages, they are just leaps and bounds beyond boys immediately."

Gosling explained that "women are better than men" because "they are stronger; move evolved".

The star of movies including The Notebook, The Big Short and The Nice Guys, has a philosophic approach to the objectification he faces as a male heartthrob.

"It's our time as men to be on the receiving end of the stick," he said.

"I grew up with women so I've always been aware of it. When my mother and I walked to the grocery store, men would circle the block in cars.

"It was very scary, especially as a young boy. Very predatory; a hunt."

:: The full interview appears in this week's issue of ES Magazine, out Thursday June 2.

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