Ryan Gosling Brought a Mystery Date to the Oscars and We Know Who She Is
Ryan Gosling (who had a hilarious reaction to #OscarsGate) may have appeared to be walking the red carpet alone at last night’s flub-filled event, squashing all hope that he would turn up as one of the evening’s hottest couples in a rare public outing with his love, Eva Mendes. As it turns out, Gosling DID bring a date, quickly sparking the internet’s intrigue.
Fans were quick to notice that Ryan Gosling had shown up with someone who was not, in fact, Eva Mendes, but they couldn’t quite figure out who she might be…
— Erik Nagel (@erockradio) February 27, 2017
Ryan Gosling date tho 😳#Oscars
— Ryan Bratten (@R_Breezzy) February 27, 2017
Just who exactly WAS this mystery blonde?
— Sonia (@SoniaTCU) February 27, 2017
Who is Ryan Gosling's date? Where is Eva? 🤔 #Oscars
— bidibidibombom (@ze_t) February 27, 2017
Who is Ryan Gosling's date?
— Missy (@brshnsassy) February 27, 2017
In a long golden gown that matched her long golden locks, a very special lady dazzled while sitting next to him, and lucky for you, we’ve already done the sleuthing to discover exactly who she is (and trust us when we say there’s no need to sound the alarm to Mendes).
The young lady in question would be Gosling’s sister, Mandi Gosling. Yep, the world famous, A-list actor brought his big sister to the Oscars. From the looks of things, she had a heck of a time while chatting up stars such as Justin Timberlake…
… and Viggo Mortensen…
And, natch, she also showed some love for her date, a man to whom she’s obviously close.
Honestly, could we love this fella any more? Nope, not likely.
What do you think about Ryan’s date? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t Elle UK, photos via Jeff Kravitz + Kevin Winter + Christopher Polk/Getty)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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