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Eva Mendes: Crocs Cause Divorce, Not Sweatpants!

The jokes just keep on coming from Eva Mendes.

The “Hitch” star found herself in hot water after commenting that sweats are the No. 1 cause of divorce.

To make amends – to her sweatpants, not those offended by her words – she posted a photo of her favorite pair with a letter of apology.

“Dear favorite pair of sweatpants. I was just kidding when I said you're the #1 cause of divorce. Everyone knows that orange crocs are the #1 cause of divorce,” she joked. “Either way it was a bad joke and feel terrible if you or anyone thought I was serious. Thanks for understanding sweatpants. Sorry orange crocs.”

Mendes’s other half, Ryan Gosling, defended her last week on Twitter:

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

Word to the wise. Don't joke about sweatpants or North Korea. Real hot button issues. Trust me.— Ryan Gosling (@RyanGosling) March 20, 2015

OK, so sweatpants are fine after all, but one thing’s for certain: Gosling will never live the hammer pants down.


Troy Frisby is a pop culture writer who is obsessed with anything even remotely related to TV (anything with a script), pop music (anything with a beat) and Rose McGowan (no exceptions).