The 41-year-old actress and new mother claims sloppy fashion choices are to blame.
“You can’t do sweatpants. No,” Mendes told Extra TV on Thursday. “Ladies, number one cause of divorce in America? Sweatpants. No. Can’t do that.”
While countless clothing companies didn’t agree, neither did Mendes’ longtime boyfriend Ryan Gosling, and he took to Twitter to defend his personal fashion choices.
“Obviously sweatpants thing was a joke. Wearing them now. That’s right, tweeting in sweatpants. Rats! Said too much! You win again Twitter,” wrote the actor.
Obviously sweatpants thing was a joke. Wearing them now. That’s right, tweeting in sweatpants. Rats! Said too much! You win again Twitter.
Gosling’s response to his “The Place Beyond the Pines” co-star and the mother of his daughter, Esmeralda, sparked a rally cry of support across social media as Twitter followers weighed in on Mendes’ verbal faux pas.
Eva Mendes says the #1 cause of divorce in America is sweatpants. Couldn’t hear the rest bc my pleather-husband-keeping-thong was squeaking.
— Grace Helbig (@gracehelbig) March 20, 2015
@RyanGosling More tweets! More sweat pants! ❤️
— TexasWarEagle (@TexasWarEagle) March 20, 2015
— Alicia Stetin (@AliciaStetin) March 20, 2015