After playing Allie and Noah in The Notebook, they dated off-camera and were a real-life storybook romance for years. So what really happened to end this seemingly perfect relationship? Several things, as it turns out. It was mutual Getty Images Gosling and McAdams have discussed their relationship pretty openly but haven't been too open about their breakup; they've kept those dirty details under wraps.
Still, without elaborating too much, Gosling did hint to GQ that their split was ultimately mutual. Their fans were way too invested Getty Images The Notebook was one of the most popular movies of So, naturally, when fans found out that the stars of their favorite movie were dating in real life, they went nuts with joy.
In fact, to this day, there are some fans out there still wishing and praying that they'll get back together. Unfortunately, fans' Kristen Stewart-and-Robert-Pattinson-level adoration of all-things Gosling and McAdams may have put too much pressure and strain on the couple's high-profile relationship.
Even Gosling noted that fans were downright pissed at him when they found out they broke up in Like, 'How could you? How could you let a girl that go? Rachel and I should be the ones getting hugs! Instead, we're consoling everybody else. Their relationship got off to a testy start YouTube Unlike their characters in The Notebook, Gosling and McAdams' relationship wasn't exactly love at first sight.
In fact, it was quite the opposite. The film's director, Nick Cassavetes, told VH1 via Vanity Fair that the actors got along so badly on set that Gosling wanted another actress to take the place of McAdams to practice his scenes. Really not," Cassavetes said. I can't do it with her. I'm just not getting anything from this. He said , "The rest of the film wasn't smooth sailing, but it was smoother sailing.
On the bright side for Gosling: He says the one thing he looks for in a female partner is "that she's Eva Mendes. There's nothing else I'm looking for. I haven't met anybody who could top them," he told the paper via Huffington Post in September When both people are in showbusiness, it's too much showbusiness.
It takes all of the light, so nothing else can grow. Did Gosling put his career first? Getty Images After The Notebook hit theaters in , Gosling became one of the most sought-after hunks in Hollywood; only two-plus years later, he received an Academy Award nomination for the indie drama Half-Nelson.
With that level of superstardom, it can be tough to date anyone or anything besides your career. In fact, even Gosling himself admitted to The Times via Yahoo! Did they disagree over having children? Getty Images According to OK! Although those rumors were never confirmed, Gosling has expressed on at least one occasion his desire to settle down and raise a family. I'll make movies until I make babies. Ironically, People reported that McAdams' split from actor Michael Sheen in because he wasn't ready to settle down and have a family with her.
They might just be better off as friends Getty Images The end of Gosling and McAdams' relationship wasn't one of those messy Hollywood breakups that are splattered all over magazine covers. In fact, after they parted ways, Gosling had nothing but nice things to say about his former lover. Gosling told GQ , "People do Rachel and me a disservice by assuming we were anything like the people in that movie. Rachel and my love story is a hell of a lot more romantic than that. In fact, rumors have also swirled that the two have stayed connected through phone calls.
She also reportedly called him to congratulate him on becoming a father, which allegedly caused tension between Gosling and Mendes, according to Radar Online.