The 38-year-old actress has previously insisted she doesn’t want to get married but Ryan thinks he can convince her to tie the knot.
Gosling, 31, feels she is the one for him and the natural next step would be to marry.
The insider said, “Ryan is head over heels in love with Eva and he wants to have a life with her, including children.
“It’s something Eva has baulked at in the past but Ryan has a charming way of helping her see a different kind of future. She’s getting on board with the idea of marriage.”
Ryan promised Eva they could start a family as soon as they get married.
A source said, “He is now confident when he pops the question she will say yes. Ryan wants children, as does Eva, but also believes in marriage and youngsters growing up knowing mommy and daddy are committed to each other.”
Eva Mendes has already bonded with Ryan’s mother Donna and they have grown close.
A friend revealed, “Eva hit it off with Donna immediately. Now they text and email all the time!”
Eva even attended Donna’s graduation from Brock University in Ontario, Canada with Ryan Gosling in June.
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