# Mormon Background
15 Oct 2007
In an interview with Beliefnet, Ryan Gosling said
I grew up Mormon. I wasn’t really Mormon, my parents were. My mom was really cool. She said, “This is an option, but this isn’t the only option. This is an idea, but this isn’t the only idea. You have to find your own truth.” I never really could identify with it. There’s good things about going to church. [Being Mormon] socialized me at a young age. You have to pray in public, shake a lot of hands, talk in public, sing in church, stuff like that. It has definitely stayed with me.
This user contribution was reformatted and added to the record of Ryan Gosling's views on 28 Jul 2022.