Ryan Gosling adopted George from a Los Angeles animal shelter, and we can't help but wonder if the handsome pooch helped his La La Land master win over longtime partner and baby mama Eva Mendes. In August 2015, she shared a photo on Instagram (via Us Weekly) of George modeling a dress from her New York & Company clothing line. Mendes wrote, "Here's a shot of my first customer. He can't decide between the gray suede boots or the burgundy. What do you guys think?"
Gosling has called George "the great love of my life." During an interview with The Independent, he gushed, "George is way more interesting than I am. I'd much rather talk about him. I wanted George here today, you know, doing interviews with me. Normally, I take him everywhere, I have special paperwork so he can travel with me wherever I go. Can we just talk about George?" He even brought his trusty companion with him during a late night interview with Jimmy Fallon.
Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, the elderly dog's fate is unknown. Gosling and Mendes were photographed bringing George, wrapped in a blanket, to an animal hospital in December 2016 and leaving without their precious pooch.