Wait, Did Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling Tie the Knot?

This is not a drill, folks: Eva Mendes has confirmed that she and her longtime boyfriend, Ryan Gosling, are officially married.

The Ghost Rider actress confirmed the news just a few days after sparking marriage rumors with a photo of her tiny wrist tattoo on Instagram. The tat simply read "de Gosling," which many fans took as a sweet tribute to her partner. But considering how notoriously private these two are, we figured that this extremely rare glimpse into their relationship held a deeper meaning.

While appearing on Channel Nine's Today in Australia, the star casually referred to Gosling as her "husband."

Per Elle, she said, "Everyone is so welcoming here and my husband Ryan is here and we are having the best time."

Also, when Mendes was asked about her marital status on the Kylie and Jackie O podcast, she implied that they've actually been married for way longer than fans realize. She said, "Who says we weren’t already? I like to keep it all mysterious. I’m a very mysterious woman.”

As for that romantic tattoo, it turns out the actress got it "years ago." If you're familiar with Hispanic culture, "de" actually means "of," and married women typically use this preposition to join their husband's last names to their own last names. So, with her "de Gosling" tattoo, Mendes was definitely hiding her new title in plain sight.

This isn't the only time she offered a glimpse of the her tattoo. Back in September, Mendes also showcased her wrist in a field of orange flowers. She captioned the post, "September….I remember when you were symbolic of the beginning of autumn and sweater weather. Now you’re just a summer extender. It’s 100 degrees here today. I’m just sayin…"

In the comments, a few fans were quick to put two and two together. One follower wrote, "Can you tell your husband that The Gray Man was good?" Another gushed, "Your tattoo is EVERYTHING."

The couple first met in 2011, when they collaborated on the film The Place Beyond the Pines. They started dating in the same year and have been going strong ever since. Except now, they also share two daughters: Amada Lee, 6, and Esmeralda Amada, 8.

Major congrats to the happy couple on their marriage! (Even if we're a few years late.)

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