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Eva Mendes meets Ryan Gosling's mom

Ryan Gosling's romance with Eva Mendes is heating up - the actor introduced the beauty to his mom on Sunday (01Jan12).

The couple, who went public with the romance last September (11), jetted to New York on Friday (30Dec11) to ring in the New Year at a posh party at the Bowery Hotel.

And The Notebook star Gosling was so smitten with his new love, he decided to get his mom Donna's seal of approval by inviting Mendes to meet them for a movie at an AMC theater in uptown Manhattan.

A source tells People.com, "They all hung out and went to the movies together. Ryan and Eva seemed very happy."