In totally non-shocking Hollywood couple news: Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal broke up.
Reese told InStyle in October, “We spend the weekends outside L.A, in Ojai, where I have a farmhouse. We have chickens and we grow cucumbers and tomatoes. I love it.” Translation? Reese has been spending her weekends in Ojai growing cucumbers and Jake has been in West Hollywood with his (ahem) “good friend” Austin Nichols.
Reese and Jake were first rumored to be a couple after co-starring in Rendition back in 2007, right after Reese split from ex-husband Ryan Phillippe.
Translation? Their relationship was a publicists’ construct from the get because it was good for both of their careers at the time. Reese needed a publicity boost after Ryan Phillippe left her for Abbie Cornish, and Jake Gyllenhaal needed a beard because, well, he’s gay. There’s been a Hollywood MEGA rumor for ages that Jake is gay. And not a minor rumor, I mean, like a have you heard Lindsay Lohan does drugs-type no shit Sherlock rumor. There have been plenty of Blind Vices from Ted Casablanca’s The Awful Truth about Jake under the code name “Toothy Tile”. If you need to get up to speed, check out blinditemsexposed. Not that it would make one iota of difference if he was gay–in fact, if he did come out, there wouldn’t be any more gossip. Hmm….
Anyway, I know there are plenty of people out that will never believe this sort of thing goes on in Hollywood. They’d never believe that relationships are faked strictly to generate positive press or to promote movies or to cover up some one’s true sexuality. But what do you guys think? Do you believe Reese and Jake’s relationship was a front?