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Eva Mendes’ Sweatpants Controversy

March 22, 2015 | Posted by Steve Gustafson

Who would have guessed that sweatpants would cause such an uproar? New mom Eva Mendes spoke with Extra’s AJ Calloway about her new baby, Esmeralda, and her appreciation for motherhood.

What caught everyone’s attention was a quick throwaway statement. Mendes revealed her secret rule for keeping husband Ryan Gosling happy at home:

“You can’t do sweatpants… ladies, number one cause of divorce in America, sweatpants, no!”

From the backlash, it looks like the sweatpants wearing demographic took umbrage to her statement. So much so that Gosling took to Twitter to clear things up.

“Obviously sweatpants thing was a joke. Wearing them now,” the actor tweeted. “That’s right, tweeting in sweatpants. Rats! Said too much! You win again Twitter.”

Eva also took to her Instagram to reiterate that her comments weren’t meant to be taken seriously:

“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,” she joked. “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.”

I guess it was a slow news day.

To celebrate the non-sweatpants wearing Eva, here are some of her hottest pics!

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