LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) — Ryan Gosling , an actor who seldom speaks publicly about his relationships, called his longtime partner Eva Mendes “my lady” in his Golden Globe acceptance speech.
Gosling won the prize for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his performance in La Land .
“While I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one of the best experiences I’ve ever had on a film, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer,” CBS News quoted Gosling as saying. “If she hadn’t taken all that on so that I could have this experience, it would surely be someone else up here other than me today. So, sweetheart, thank you. ”
Gosling also dedicated the award to Mendes’ brother, Juan Carlos Mendes, who the New York Post said died of cancer last April at the age of 53.
La La Land won a leading seven Globes Sunday night, including the prize for Best Comedy or Musical.