When Rachel McAdams split from Michael Sheen, I couldn't help but get a little gleeful. Not because I'm a total schadenfreudist, but because, hello, she belongs with Ryan Gosling. Really, I figured it was only a matter of time before she came knockin' on his door, and despite his relationship with the always gorgeous Eva Mendes, the two would reunite a la our mushiest Allie and Noah-themed daydream come true. Now, only a few weeks after the breakup, guess what's happening (at least according to Now magazine)?!
A mutual pal says, "Rachel's always kept in touch with Ryan, but now that she's split with Michael, she's been calling him and using him as a shoulder to cry on." Uh huh ... The source continues, "It hasn't gone down very well with Eva, to say the least, but Ryan wants to be there as a friend for his ex." "Friend"! Suuure!
I hate to say it, but I'm gonna: Told ya so!
All right, so there's a possibility this is just run of the mill gossip that's meant to feed on our pathetic, celeb relationship-obsessed fantasies. But, there's also a possibility it's legit. I actually wouldn't be at all surprised if there's some truth to the story, because Ryan was Rachel's last love and long-term relationship before Michael. There's a level of comfort and familiarity there she probably doesn't have with anyone else, and she's searching for in the wake of her latest relationship's demise.
Furthermore, this could be true, because ... they're totally meant to be together! They're destined to find their way back to one another!
That said, fingers crossed there's more to this story than just total nonsense made up by Notebook fanatics. If these two can really make it work -- and hey, maybe Ryan's reported "break" from acting could help matters!? -- maybe there's hope for true love in Hollywood after all.
Are you rooting for Rachel and Ryan to reunite?
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