If there was one thing that put a damper on 2012, it was the onscreen absence of our favorite Canadian heartthrob, Ryan Gosling. But the gods have smiled upon 2013, as Ryan has several films lined up for this year, beginning with Friday's Gangster Squad (cue angels singing). The actor who inspired the "Hey Girl" meme made his first official appearance of the year at last night's premiere of the movie, and his date for the event was not his girlfriend, Eva Mendes, but his mom, Donna.
It's not too surprising, as Ryan's admitted he's a proud mama's boy. He said in a 2011 interview, "I think like a girl" because he was brought up by his mother and sister following his parents' divorce. He added, "I was literally raised by my mother and my sister. And I just feel like I wouldn't know how to think any other way." Ryan continued with supersweet words about his sister, Mandi, saying, "My sister was my best friend and my hero growing up." In honor of Ryan's first premiere date of the year (who may be by his side this award season if Eva's otherwise occupied), take a look at some of his cutest red carpet moments with his mom, Donna, and sister, Mandi.