Jake Gyllenhaal’s brief relationship with Taylor Swift 11 years ago is coming back to haunt him. He certainly never expected a breakup to play out this way, but such is the power of music and the singer’s following.
And if you’re wondering how the Nightcrawler star is doing after Swift hit the promotional circuit for her All Too Well short film, he doesn’t seem to be having a good time right now.
According to Life & Style, “Jake is horrified that Taylor has targeted him in ‘All Too Well.'” He’s such a private person who avoids controversy, so having their three-month relationship from October 2010 to January 2011, dredged up in the song and hearing people gossip about it is a tough pill for him to take.
Many of the tracks on Swift’s 2012 album “Red” were said to be about him. Swift’s song about leaving a red scarf at Jake’s famous sister Maggie’s house and never receiving it back has always piqued the imagination of fans.
Gyllenhaal has always kept a quiet life, but he can’t pretend the character, played by Dylan O’Brien, isn’t him — the film is a play-by-play of his romance with Swift. There’s also the rigorous scrutiny of the Swifties, who obviously adore the Grammy winner and are entirely on her side when it comes to how her affair left her heartbroken.
Despite the fact that Swift is in a committed relationship with Joe Alwyn and Gyllenhaal is dating 25-year-old model Jeanne Cadieu, the actor does not want to be “questioned about someone he briefly dated 11 years ago,” according to the insider.
According to reports, Gyllenhaal “thought she was over it, but it seems like everyone who has dated Taylor can’t escape their past.” What the star may not realize is that Swift is over it, but the rethinking of her 2012 album, Red, allowed her to offer more context to their separation with the passage of time, which frequently comes a lot of knowledge with it. He may not appreciate how this is all playing out, but Swift’s followers adore the insider information that her songs provides.