A-list couple “living separate lives” since birth of first child

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are one of Hollywood's golden couples, but now it seems they could be on the verge of a split.

40-year-old Eva has been at home with the couple's new daughter Esmeralda in Los Angeles, while Ryan has been spending long periods in Georgia, filming his new movie The Nice Guys, which has understandably put a strain on their relationship as they adjust to life as parents.

But that's not the only source of the problem, a source told OK! magazine. "It's more than just run-of-the-mill stress that comes with having a newborn. They're barely talking… Eva has pushed him away."

The couple's rocky patch apparently got worse when Eva chose not to travel to Georgia to stay there for the duration of Ryan's filming schedule, meaning he is flying regularly between two states to see his family. "So instead of coming home every night to them, he's jetting back and forth just so he can see his daughter," said the source.

The notoriously private couple, who started dating in September 2011 after filming A Place Beyond The Pines, haven't been pictured in public together for over a year.

Eva is reportedly reluctant to go outside in L.A. with baby Esmeralda, most likely for fear of paparazzi. "The last time Ryan was in LA, he told her that she and Esmeralda needed to get outside for some fresh air, but she just wouldn't listen," said the insider. 

On a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Eva spoke about her desire to give her little one a normal upbringing, saying she refused to take on a nanny or other hired help. "Esmeralda has two amazing grandmothers and incredible aunties who come over and help me," she said.

Hopefully this is just a difficult patch for the couple – we love them together!