The pair, who've been together since last fall, broke up "just recently," says the source

By People Staff
Updated March 27, 2012 10:00 AM
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She met his mother, called him a dream and even walked his dog, but in the end things didn’t last between Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling.

A source confirms to PEOPLE the pair “just recently split – few weeks ago, if that.”

Mendes, 38, and Gosling, 31, worked together on the film The Place Beyond the Pines, were photographed holding hands last September at Disneyland and had been spotted frequently together ever since.

And although the very private pair kept quiet about their relationship, Mendes gushed about Gosling as a costar, telling Marie Claire magazine last month that he was “amazing”