Hey girl, want to see my tattoo? Ryan Cabrera stopped by Us Weekly’s NYC headquarters last Wednesday, Aug. 6, to discuss his beloved Ryan Gosling tattoo and brand-new single, “House on Fire,” with Entertainment Director Ian Drew.
“I have no shame in this, I’ll tell you right now,” Cabrera, 32, said of his inked leg. “This is one of my prized pieces that my mom is particularly proud of: This is Ryan Gosling that came from a little game of tattoo roulette that me and my buddy played.”
The tattoo, which Cabrera revealed at a red carpet event in April 2013, features Hollywood hunk Gosling’s portrait in black and white ink. “My mom saw it on the news and she called me like ‘What? I love Ryan Gosling!'” the musician told Us of the artwork, which described as “the Bentley of all tattoos.”
“A lot of girls want to take pictures with it,” he added laughing — and it looks like men do, too! “I was with Danny Masterson this last weekend at Lolla,” Cabrera recalled, “and he was like, ‘Dude, I gotta get a picture with the Gosling.’ I think he sent it to Ryan, too, which is pretty funny.”
During the interview, Cabrera also confirmed to Us that he’s currently single; however, he still remains friendly with his ex-girlfriend Ashlee Simpson, whom he dated 10 years ago. As previously reported by Us, Simpson even took her fiance, Evan Ross, to Cabrera’s 32nd birthday bash last month.
“Ash and Ev came to my birthday party,” Cabrera recalled to Us. “I’m friends with pretty much most of the girls I’ve dated except for the most recent one because it’s a little fresh. But in a couple months she’ll probably be all right.”
Cabrera added that Simpson and Ross make a great couple. “Evan’s been one of my best friends, he used to sleep on my couch way back in the day since he was a baby,” Cabrera revealed of Diana Ross’ son. “And then to see him with obviously another friend of mine is great.”
He added that he and Ross have even been working together. “Originally, we were working on his album together, so I was helping him write songs for his record,” he said. “Then we came up with this one song that just worked right for me.”
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