May 8th, 2014
05:55 PM ET
It seems Ryan Gosling carries his affection for Eva Mendes close to his heart.
The actor made a rare appearance on the red carpet Wednesday night, showing up at the San Francisco premiere of "White Shadow" wearing a necklace bearing the name "Hugo."
As Gosling obsessives know, Hugo is the name of Mendes' Belgian Malinois. While the actor is infamously quiet about his supposed relationship with Mendes, it seems likely that the Hugo necklace could be a sly and casual nod to a continuing romance.
The two reportedly took notice of each other while filming 2012's "Place Beyond the Pines," and have been dating off-the-radar since 2011. They keep things so quiet that they're also frequently the topic of breakup rumors, but the pair find their own ways - like Gosling's necklace, presumably - to communicate their status.
While chatting with Ellen DeGeneres around Valentine's Day this year, Mendes quipped that she had very specific Valentine's Day plans.
"I'm not a big Valentine's Day person. I'll probably just order a deep dish and watch The Notebook or something," she remarked.
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