Ryan Gosling Knows the “Bad guy” That Made Him Dump Sandra Bullock: “Nothing else can grow”

Ryan Gosling had to leave Sandra Bullock for a reason!

Ryan Gosling Knows the "Bad guy" That Made Him Dump Sandra Bullock: "Nothing else can grow"


  • Ryan Gosling dated Sandra Bullock and Rachel McAdams
  • Gosling revealed that he broke up due to a certain "bad guy" involved
  • Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams were nothing like The Notebook in real life!
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Ryan Gosling is an actor who has dated several high-profile celebrities throughout his Hollywood years before settling down with Eva Mendes. Dating Rachel McAdams and Sandra Bullock, the actor has several stories of love and romance from his days.

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Talking about the reason he and Sandra Bullock broke up, Ryan Gosling said that there was a particular “bad guy” in the scene. Breaking up with her and Rachel McAdams, Gosling revealed that the “bad guy” in question was none other than showbusiness!

Ryan Gosling in a still from Drive
Ryan Gosling in a still from Drive

Why Ryan Gosling Broke Up With Sandra Bullock

Dating and being romantically involved with two different high-profile actresses, Ryan Gosling briefly dated Sandra Bullock and Rachel McAdams. Dating Bullock in 2002, the actress and Gosling broke up after 2 years.

Sandra Bullock in The Unforgivable
Sandra Bullock in The Unforgivable

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After Bullock, Gosling was romantically entangled with his The Notebook co-star Rachel McAdams, and the two had a relationship of 3 years before reuniting in 2008. In an interview with The Times (via Contact Music), Gosling talked about how he had two of the best girlfriends possible before settling down with Eva Mendes.

“I had two of the greatest girlfriends of all time. I haven’t met anybody who could top them,”

He further continued about the reason why he had to break up with Sandra Bullock and Rachel McAdams and how there was a certain “bad guy” involved.


“Showbusiness is the bad guy. When both people are in showbusiness it’s too much showbusiness. It takes all of the light, so nothing else can grow,”

Being a romantic at heart, Gosling further talked about how his romance with Rachel McAdams was nothing like seen in The Notebook!

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Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams Had Nothing Like The Notebook!

Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in The Notebook

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Speaking in a different interview, the Barbie star talked about the romance that he and Rachel McAdams shared during their relationship. Depicting a chaotic and yet passionate couple in The Notebook, Ryan Gosling revealed to GQ that they were nothing like their on-screen characters.


“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.”

After his breakup with Bullock and McAdams, the actor started dating Eva Mendes back in 2011. The couple has two daughters and seems to be a happy family in Hollywood.


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