On Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling, and all the sweatpants we really want to buy now

We all have those days when we’re lounging about the house in sweatpants—or maybe doing errands in sweatpants, because let’s be real here, sweatpants are SO COMFY and kind of the best. Sweatpants are amazing in part because it’s annoying to get dressed up every day, and besides, no one has to get dressed up in their free time if they don’t want to, no matter who they live with and love.

Earlier this week, actress, new mom, and lucky, lucky Ryan Gosling love Eva Mendes, made a (probably not very well thought-out) joke about sweatpants. . . and how they lead to divorce. And now, the Internet is at war about it because MAN the Internet loves to be at war about things, amirite.

In an interview with while promoting her makeup line, Circa, Mendes mentioned that sweatpants are a big no-no. “You can’t do sweatpants. . .ladies, number one cause of divorce in America, sweatpants, no!”


Then Twitter found out:

Mendes’ comments were also cause for some tongue-in-cheek articles, like one by the NY Daily News that said: “For the record, ‘lack of commitment,’ not poor trouser choice, is the top reason U.S. couples split, according to a national survey.”


Ryan Gosling, like the princely man he is, jumped to his love’s rescue. “Obviously sweatpants thing was a joke,” he tweeted. “Wearing them now. That’s right, tweeting in sweatpants. Rats! Said too much! You win again Twitter.”

Mendes also tried to make amends via Instagram, when she posted a pic of her favorite sweatpants with the caption “Dear favorite pair of sweatpants. I was just kidding when I said you’re the #1 cause of divorce. Everyone knows that orange crocs are the #1 cause of divorce. Either way it was a bad joke and feel terrible if you or anyone thought I was serious. Thanks for understanding sweatpants. Sorry orange crocs.”

Now, of course, we think ladies should be able to wear sweatpants whenever they like. Mendes may have put her foot in her mouth, but we ALL do that from time to time. We’ve just decided to use Eva’s gaffe as an opportunity to talk about all of the sweatpants we are burning to buy now. (And Eva, girl,  we’ve got your back if you want to expand your collection, actually we just have your back. . .Love ya!)

Emoji Sweatpants, Amazon

We honestly want ALL of the emoji-related things, so we’d love to lounge in a pair of heart-eyes and diamonds.

‘Madame’ Leaf Print Sweatpants, Nordstrom

These aren’t exactly affordable, but LOOK HOW CUTE THEY ARE.

Onzie Print Sweatpants, Nordstrom

More affordable, equally cute.

Printed Knit Jogger Pant, Target

Oh, Target. We can always count on you.

Mossimo Lounge Pant, Target

We’d totally buy all of these and wear them ALL the time, obvz. And Eva, we know you’d do the same. Keep your chin up, girl!

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