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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Spark Twitter Debate Over ‘No. 1 Cause of Divorce’

TheWrap logo TheWrap 3/20/2015 Debbie Emery

If you thought infidelity, financial stress or growing apart were the most common reasons for divorce, then let Eva Mendes set you straight.

The 41-year-old actress and new mother claims sloppy fashion choices are to blame.

"You can't do sweatpants. No," Mendes told Extra on Thursday. "Ladies, number one cause of divorce in America? Sweatpants. No. Can't do that."

While countless clothing companies didn't agree, neither did Mendes' longtime boyfriend Ryan Gosling, and he took to Twitter to defend his personal fashion choices.

"Obviously sweatpants thing was a joke. Wearing them now. That's right, tweeting in sweatpants. Rats! Said too much! You win again Twitter," wrote the actor.

Obviously sweatpants thing was a joke. Wearing them now. That's right, tweeting in sweatpants. Rats! Said too much! You win again Twitter.

-- Ryan Gosling (@RyanGosling) March 20, 2015

Gosling's response to his "The Place Beyond the Pines" co-star and the mother of his daughter, Esmeralda, sparked a rally cry of support across social media as Twitter followers weighed in on Mendes' verbal faux pas.

Eva Mendes says the #1 cause of divorce in America is sweatpants. Couldn't hear the rest bc my pleather-husband-keeping-thong was squeaking.

-- Grace Helbig (@gracehelbig) March 20, 2015

@RyanGosling More tweets! More sweat pants! ❤️

-- TexasWarEagle (@TexasWarEagle) March 20, 2015

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Spark Twitter Debate Over ‘No. 1 Cause of Divorce’ © Provided by TheWrap Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Spark Twitter Debate Over ‘No. 1 Cause of Divorce’

We know you don't judge sweatpants, Ryan. Obviously George doesn't either, which is why we love you both @RyanGoslingpic.twitter.com/UtBGTms9vx

-- Alicia Stetin (@AliciaStetin) March 20, 2015

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