Eva, meet my mother! Ryan Gosling gives Miss Mendes the ultimate seal of approval as he invites her to his parent"s graduation

Eva, meet my mother! Ryan Gosling gives Miss Mendes the ultimate seal of approval as he invites her to his parent's graduation

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10:58 GMT, 7 June 2012

It's a well-known fact that family is 'off limits' unless a relationship is getting serious.

So things must be going very well indeed for Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes.

The couple were spotted attending Ryan's mother Donna's college graduation at Brock University Ontario, Canada yesterday.

It must be love: Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes were spotted attending Ryan's mother Donna's college graduation at Brock University Ontario, Canada

It must be love: Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes were spotted attending Ryan's mother Donna's college graduation at Brock University Ontario, Canada

The pair sat together in the audience, cheering Ryan's mother Donna as she received her honour.

Ryan seemed a little stunned, while Eva was grinning from ear to ear, looking gorgeous with her hair pulled into a high pony tail.

There were privy to a rapturous reception however, with members of the college clearly astonished at the high-profile appearance.

Supportive son: Ryan reportedly cheered his mother on as she received her honour

Supportive son: Ryan reportedly cheered his mother on as she received her honour

Supportive son: Ryan reportedly cheered his mother on as she received her honour

Staying safe: The twosome were accompanied by security as they left the graduation

Staying safe: The twosome were accompanied by security as they left the graduation

Dressed for the occasion: Eva wore a pretty summery green dress with a flower pattern and nude heels

Dressed for the occasion: Eva wore a pretty summery green dress with a flower pattern and nude heels

'Everyone at Brock is going a little star crazy right now,' an observer told RadarOnline.com.

'It's
not everyday that a small town gets a big time Hollywood celebrity
here, and we certainly weren't expecting to see Ryan and Eva today!'

Some
students tweeted their excitement, with one writing 'Just saw Ryan
Gosling and Eva Mendes…just the back of them but still the most
exciting thing that's happened here #BrockU #starstruck.'

Extended break: The couple flew out of LAX together on Saturday

Extended break: The couple flew out of LAX together on Saturday, and have done some sightseeing

Another ardent fan posted: 'Just saw
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes on bloor in #Toronto they are stunningly
good looking. Ladies, we have no chance.'

Ryan and Eva were seen departing LAX together on Saturday, so it appears they have made quite an extended trip up north.

The pair were also spotted at Niagara Falls
Amusement Park yesterday, where they apparently took a ride on the Sky
Wheel to get the best view of the iconic Niagara Falls.

Caused a stir: Students went wild when they noticed the A-listers at the college graduation

Caused a stir: Students went wild when they noticed the A-listers at the college graduation

Quality time: The twosome appeared to be relishing their holiday, and visited Niagara Falls Amusement Park

Quality time: The twosome appeared to be relishing their holiday, and visited Niagara Falls Amusement Park

The couple are said to have been dating for only eight months and have already been the subject of break-up rumours.

It was recently claimed that Eva and Ryan had split, but the rumours were put to rest when they were pictured strolling hand in hand around New York last month.

Neither has been been forthcoming about their relationship, although Eva has praised her Canadian co-star's talents as an actor, calling him her 'dream co-star' in the March issue of Marie Claire.

Getting a good view: The pair had a ride on the Sky Wheel to see the Niagara Falls

Getting a good view: The pair had a ride on the Sky Wheel to see the Niagara Falls

'I have never felt so creatively
satisfied on a film. He’s amazing,' she said of her experience filming
thriller A Place Beyond The Pines with Ryan.

'I play Ryan Gosling's love interest and his baby mama,' she also recently told Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show.

The
film is said to revolve around a motorcycle stunt rider who considers
committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child.

Flashed a grin: Eva certainly appreciated Ryan's efforts as a tour guide

Flashed a grin: Eva certainly appreciated Ryan's efforts as a tour guide

'Through this horrible tragedy, I have to deal with the fact that I now have this child to raise,' Eva said. 'It basically is this epic family drama that is really beautiful and emotional.'

Eva's last relationship with filmmaker George Augusto lasted for nearly 10 years.

The star is said to be ready to settle down again, and keen to start a family.

Getting broody Eva is said to be keen to settle down and start a family

Getting broody Eva is said to be keen to settle down and start a family