The last time we reported these two were more than pals, it was raw speculation. Hollywood rumors and gossip at their finest. But it turns out we were right!
Five months after her seven-year marriage to Ryan Phillippe ended, Reese Witherspoon appears to be discreetly moving on – with Jake Gyllenhaal!
The delightful duo is starring together in the upcoming drama Rendition, the filming of which officially wrapped in March.
“Reese is ready for someone she can trust,” a close friend of Witherspoon tells Us Weekly, who did not comment if Jake wears boxers or briefs. “Jake is an actor, is stable, has a successful career and wouldn’t want her money. She can trust him.”
According to a source close to Jake Gyllenhaal source, the pair – who were spotted (separately) leaving a New York City apartment building in early March – have been dating for about two months.
On March 30, Reese Witherspoon stopped by The Clay Pit in her neighborhood of Brentwood for some Indian takeout, while Gyllenhaal waited in the car.
“When she came back out to the car, he got out and opened the door for her and was shielding his face so no one would see him,” says a fellow diner, Rachel Sounhein.
The two share common lowkey interests: running, cooking, and quiet nights in – a welcome change from waiting for that jackass Ryan Phillippe to come home from boys’ nights out.
“Reese and Ryan fought about Ryan’s need to go to clubs – with Jake, she won’t have that problem,” says someone familiar with the situation.
Indeed, when the Zodiac star split from Kirsten Dunst in 2004, one source reported taht her constant partying was largely to blame. Recently, she’s been spotted with rocker Johnny Borrell, though she’s accumulated many boyfriends of late.
As for Gyllenhitherspoon?
“They are taking it slow,” says a Gyllenhaal pal. “It is new for both of them. But they’re seeing each other and seeing where it goes. This is for real.”
Looks like his niece, Ramona, is no longer the only special lady in Jake’s life!