Jake Gyllenhaal co-starred with Reese Witherspoon in 2007’s “Rendition,” and through a reshoot for the film in Los Angeles in 2006, the pair reportedly hit it off, in line with one among Folks’s sources. Nevertheless, the couple’s romance was removed from easy, particularly as Witherspoon had solely not too long ago cut up from her former husband, Ryan Phillippe. Consequently, Witherspoon and Gyllenhaal reportedly broke up briefly in June 2007 earlier than being noticed collectively in Rome in October 2007. After two extra years collectively, Witherspoon allegedly known as off their relationship for good in November 2009.
Whereas their romance did not go the space, Witherspoon spoke extremely of Gyllenhaal whereas they have been collectively. In October 2009, she opened as much as InStyle (by way of Marie Claire), saying, “Jake and I went to Coachella this 12 months.” She additionally gushed about their quiet life, which concerned retreating to a farmhouse in Ojai, California, on the weekends. “Now we have chickens and we develop cucumbers and tomatoes,” she informed InStyle. “Jake’s an excellent prepare dinner, he does rather a lot.”
In March 2009, the “Legally Blonde” star sang Gyllenhaal’s praises once more, telling Elle (by way of NBC Washington), “He actually is a unbelievable man.” Sadly, although, Gyllenhaal and Witherspoon’s relationship simply wasn’t meant to be. It was additionally rumored that Witherspoon merely wasn’t able to commit to a different long-term relationship following her divorce from Phillippe. In November 2008, she defined to Parade, “Clearly, I am not far sufficient out of being married to consider doing it once more.”