Celebrity Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes 'Could Not Be More Excited' for Baby, Says Source Mendes, who is expecting the couple's first baby this October, is "feeling great" By Julie Jordan Julie Jordan Instagram Twitter Julie Jordan is an Editor at Large for PEOPLE. She has been with the brand for 25 years, holding various roles in the Los Angeles Bureau including Associate Bureau Chief. In 2006, she relocated to the Midwest where she continues to cover all things entertainment and Hollywood, including celebrity covers, features and specials such as Sexiest Man Alive and the Beautiful Issue.Prior to joining PEOPLE, Jordan freelanced for magazines such as SOUTHERN LIVING and graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. She is well-versed in what it takes to be the Sexiest Man Alive (having interviewed 11 of them for their cover stories) and considers shooting a confetti cannon on-stage alongside Garth Brooks during his performance of "Friends in Low Places" a career highlight. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 11, 2014 08:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: AKM-GSI Hey, girl! Or, boy! While there’s no word yet on the sex of the baby Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are expecting this October, a source tells PEOPLE the couple are over the moon with happiness. “They literally could not be more excited,” says the source. “She’s feeling great.” This will be the first child for Gosling, 33, and Mendes, 40, who began dating in 2011 and, the following year, played parents in the dramatic film The Place Beyond the Pines. The pregnancy wasn’t necessarily surprising to the actor’s friends. “Ryan adores kids. He has such a way with them,” an insider told PEOPLE last year. “He loves being around kids and can’t wait to be a dad.” So, what makes Gosling and Mendes click? #GoslingBaby: See How the Internet Reacted to Ryan Gosling Becoming a Dad “She’s very friendly and approachable. She’s also very independent and Ryan is too,” the insider adds. “He loves that Eva isn’t prissy. She’s like a dude. She’s outgoing and makes everyone feel great.” The couple most recently worked together on Gosling s directorial debut, Lost River, which premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. • Reporting by JENNIFER GARCIA and AILI NAHAS Want more stories like this? Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers: sign me up Thank you for signing up! Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling Are Having A Baby!