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By Randee Dawn

Looks like if you're the girl in Ryan Gosling's life, it's best not to get too comfortable. At least, according to Eva Mendes.

During a chat with Extra Wednesday, the actress (who shares 6-month-old baby Esmeralda with Gosling), gave a thumbs down to dressing down. "No, no, no, no! You can't do sweatpants. No," she said. "Ladies, No. 1 cause of divorce in America? Sweatpants. No. Can't do that."

"The Place Beyond The Pines" Premiere - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling. They are probably not wearing sweatpants.Sonia Recchia / Getty Images

This caused something of an uproar on Twitter. For one thing, Mendes and Gosling aren't married. But more importantly, sweatpants (and the wearing thereof) turn out to have a fair number of supporters of both genders:

Fortunately, Mendes, who charmed us all with her first Instagram post last week, was only joking. Early Friday, she posted a photo of a pair of sweatpants (presumably her own) and wrote in the caption:

"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. 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."

Now let the Crocs wars begin!

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