If Rachel McAdams Dates Tim Riggins, We Give Up

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UPDATE: This is the day we feared would come. Us Weekly reports Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch, a.k.a. Tim Riggins, are dating. It could just be a rumor, but we can't help but feel totally had in this moment.
This story was originally published on September 26, 2014: After months of speculation, rumors about True Detective are transforming to real facts. It looks like Rachel McAdams will be joining the cast of the hit HBO show. And, it looks like Taylor Kitsch is also coming on board. They'll be starring alongside Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell.
Here's the thing. Tim Riggins' return to television should be something to celebrate. And, we love McAdams. But, putting these two beautiful people together is a cause for concern. You see, the Canadian actress is a serial co-star dater. Except for a stint dating actor Josh Lucas, McAdams has dated only men with whom she's performed. Ahead, a closer look at why you should be very afraid.
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Ryan Gosling
After meeting on set for The Notebook, McAdams and Ryan Gosling dated from 2005 until 2007. They got back together for a smidge in 2008. So, technically she's dated him twice. And, that's just one too many times an individual should be allowed to occupy the dating years of RyGos. This is especially frustrating when you learn they used to hate each other.
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Michael Sheen
After Gosling, McAdams had her year with Josh Lucas. Then, in 2013, she began dating Michael Sheen. He was her co-star in Midnight in Paris and the two dated until 2013.
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Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal and McAdams have been spending a lot of time together, lately. It's all in preparation for their upcoming film Southpaw, they claim. Well, if you call dinners, deep conversation, and dancing "film research," then that's fine. But, sounds a lot more like the inklings of romance. Of course, neither has confirmed this relationship, and it's very possible it exists only in this author's brain.
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Taylor Kitsch
Look. Date all the co-stars you want — except Kitsch. I refuse to live in a world where McAdams gets a turn at both Ryan Gosling and Tim Riggins. I admit they'd make a beautiful couple, but it's just too much. Clear eyes, full hearts, date someone else.