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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes have lived their lives very quietly and out of the spotlight, often leaving a lot of mystery in regards to their relationship.

The mystery continued on Wednesday as there were conflicting reports as to whether the duo secretly tied the knot.

Us Weekly reports Ryan, 35, and Eva, 42, said "I do" sometime in 2016 before an intimate group of friends and family.

And while the notion of Ryan Gosling being off the market may be difficult for those who always dreamed he'd someday gift her with a "hey, girl" and that winning smile, the good news is he's just as adorable about being a husband and father as he was about being the (imaginary) man of your dreams.

However, shortly after Us' news was reported, the typically reliable TMZ reported that the A-list couple had not secretly said "I do."

Who to believe?

At the Toronto International Film Festival, the actor happily told Us he's "a lucky man" when asked about his actress wife, whom he fell for on the set of "The Place Beyond the Pines," and their ankle-biters, Esmeralda, 2, and 4-month-old Amada.

"We couldn't be happier," he said. "They are so sweet."

He won't let anyone mess with that sweetness, either. During an appearance on "Ellen" this spring, Ryan shared a story about his approach to protecting Esmeralda from the playground equivalent of the graffiti world's "Grey Ghost."

"I take my little girl to the park, and we always write her name in chalk, and some kid has been erasing her name and writing their name over it," he explained.

"And this kid has access to an unfair amount of chalk. My little girl doesn't care; she's like, 'Well, let's just chalk anywhere else.' And I'm like, 'No! They're disrespecting your mother because she gave you this name, and they're erasing it. So the only way to really get back at them is to erase their name. And not disrespect their mother, but definitely put her on notice.'"

You tell 'em, Ryan.

"Eva and Ryan have always felt like a married couple," an insider tells Us. "They are infatuated with each other."

Whether they're actually married or just feel like they're married is the question. But, in typical Gosling-Mendes fashion, we'll probably be left in limbo, because it's highly unlikely that either will comment on it.