Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal? Seriously, you guys?


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Much like the dramatic strings heralding one of her choruses, or the eerie few seconds before an explosion in one of his action flicks — could this tingling in our chest signal the unthinkable plot twist of Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal actually dating?

The evidence appears to be mounting.

Last week, reports said the pair attended the ‘Saturday Night Live’ broadcast featuring Emma Stone. ‘They walked around together backstage, but they were careful not to be seen too close. It was hard to tell if they were together, but everyone was shocked that she brought him,’ a source told People magazine.

On Sunday, Swift and Gyllenhaal joined another couple for brunch in Brooklyn. Fast-forward a week, and Us magazine has details on even more quality time.


For Halloween weekend, the pair hit California’s Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, where the mag says the duo were holding hands and laughing poolside. After the holiday, they surfaced in Santa Barbara for ice cream.

‘They looked at all the flavors and couldn’t decide, so they asked the counter girls for help,’ an onlooker said.

Jake chose Swiss chocolate chip. Taylor had yogurt with rainbow sprinkles. We, meanwhile, are having three jumbo scoops of seriously!?!?

Don’t get us wrong, they seem like perfectly lovely, responsible entertainers with nary a parking ticket to

whisper about. And technically both are in their 20s (Swift is 20, Gyllenhaal turns 30 in December). It is perhaps the stark contrast in brands that’s jarring — he rides horses in ‘Prince of Persia,’ she sticks Lisa Frank unicorns to her songrwriting notebooks. Not that Swifty isn’t capable of handling a Hollywood bachelor. In mid-October, she made waves with the condemning track ‘Dear John,’ allegedly pointed at crooner John Mayer. But would her fans be in step with such an adult romance?

Conversely, given the pool of eligible actresses, will Jake’s leading man status take a hit if he’s dating dangerously close to the kiddie pool?

Tell us your thoughts on the maybe-couple in comments below.

— Matt Donnelly



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