Ryan & Rachel: The End

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 17, 2007 00:00:00 October 17, 2007 00:00:00

Ryan Gosling on the cover of GQ and, while vague about details, discussed during the interview the end of his romance with Rachel McAdams.

Exclusively on eTalk tonight – I will be reporting on the timeline of exactly when and why. For those not able to tune in, check back here late tonight, I’ll post the information here on the site. Suffice to say, they were still together in June and the decision was made through the summer - all early reports post Oscar of heir split were grossly premature.

As for the article – Ryan addresses the McGosling lunacy over his onscreen to offscreen love. Indeed the rabids fervent interest in the relationship “creeped” him out:

“I mean, God bless The Notebook. It introduced me to one of the great loves of my life. But 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.”

Poor guy. Quotes like that aren’t going to make the crazies any more sane. And while he denies it was the pressure on their perfection that led to the demise (bullsh-t – see eTalk tonight), he also said they fought as hard as they could to save their love from the freaks:

“The only thing I remember is we both went down swingin’ and we called it a draw.”

More delicious photos in GQ and more from Ryan and how the batsh-t lunatics have reacted over what he had with Rachel in November GQ!

Don’t forget eTalk tonight!
And check back later – check this post as I will not be creating a new one – for more details.


As promised, more on when and why they split:

Ryan and Rachel had RSVP"d to attend a wedding together early summer in Vancouver, were confirmed to arrive on a flight together as well. Last minute, Rachel cancels. As previously reported, the expectation and the obsession over their relationship bothered her more than him. They had promised to be much lower key, even to encourage the idea they were no longer a couple in an attempt tame the lunatics.

What escalated the situation early summer however was that Rachel was feeling uncomfortable even in her own home in Toronto. Local fans who had figured out where she lived were often lurking in the neighbourhood pretending to be students, coordinating with out of town fans on visits. She apparently could not longer pop into her favourite haunts for a brunch, dinner, a drink, and also supposedly began to suspect, especially when speculation about the split began to build, that photographers were cruising by a little too often as well. Not unusual in LA, but definitely weird in Toronto.

But while they did not make it a clean break after the missed wedding in June, word is it was the beginning of the end. In July and August, Ryan made four trips to Toronto from LA, slipping in and seeing Rachel but NOT at the house in order to avoid prying eyes...which was another irritation for her.  She felt it was ridiculous, not being able to move around normally and word is, he on the other hand thought she was being paranoid, overreacting.

In the end, as confirmed now, they couldn"t make it work. She is intensely private, she is still learning, adjusting with her fame, balancing what she loves doing with all the other things that come with it. He seems to be coping much better than she.  The End.


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