Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling have been going steady for nine months now, so could there be wedding bells in their future? Perhaps.

"She is starting to think about marriage and kids,” a friend of Mendes' told Us Weekly. “She loves serious relationships, and she wants all of that.”

And should they decide to go down that path, one person who probably won't object is Ryan's mother.

“Eva hit it off with Donna immediately,” says the friend. “Now they text and email all the time! Eva and Donna just get along really, really well.”

Apparently Ryan even brought Eva to his mother's graduation. Crazy.