Here’s the Thing About Sweatpants, Eva Mendes…

So, have you heard that sweatpants are the number one cause of divorce in America? It’s true. Wait, actually it’s not. It’s only true if you’re Eva Mendes, who revealed in a recent interview that her secret to keeping longtime love Ryan Gosling interested is apparently her…pants.

“You can’t do sweatpants… ladies, number one cause of divorce in America, sweatpants, no!” she told Extra’s AJ Calloway.


My first reaction when I read her remarks was to laugh. I couldn’t imagine she was serious. It’s just so absurd. I mean, no intelligent person could actually believe this. Also, she’s not actually married to Ryan Gosling…at least not as far as any of us know. But that’s not really the point.

Anyway, I’m going to chalk this one up to a dumb joke gone wrong. I want to believe that this actress isn’t an idiot. I’ve always liked her.

But, if she really does believe what she’s saying, well, I feel sorry for her. A life where you can’t kick back in Gap’s finest after a long day in tight jeans and four-inch heels …sucks. Sweatpants are cozy. They’re easy. They’re essential. And here’s the other thing: A guy that you can’t wear sweats around isn’t worth keeping. Even if he is Ryan Gosling.

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