Ryan Gosling insists life with ex-girlfriend Rachel McAdams was nothing like the love story they portrayed in their movie The Notebook - it was better. The actor recently confirmed he has split from MCAdams after a two year relationship, but insists the 29-year-old was the "love of his life". He tells American magazine GQ, "I mean, God bless The Notebook. It introduced me to one of the great loves of my life. "But people do Rachel and me a disservice by assuming we were anything like the people in that movie. Rachel and my love story is a hell of a lot more romantic than that."