Five weeks and many coffee-runs later, Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal appear to be the real deal. The couple have been spotted across the country, grabbing lattes and canoodling. And the latest issue of US Weekly proclaims the pair are “in love.” So MTV News decided to look back on how the budding romance got started.
It all kicked off in late October when Swift and Gyllenhaal stopped by “Saturday Night Live” in support of that night’s host, Swift’s bestie, Emma Stone. Swift and Gyllenhaal followed the hangout session with a lunch date in Brooklyn, where they were also joined by Stone.
Shortly after that first sighting, Swift sat down with Ellen DeGeneres and danced around the rumors, saying only, “I’m always optimistic about love.”
Then in early November, Jake and Taylor were spotted in Big Sur, California, lounging by a pool and getting sundaes at McConnell’s ice cream shop. One source said, “Taylor laughed at everything Jake said,” and added that the pair seemed “happy” and “friendly.”
What initially appeared to be a casual fling seemed to heat up as rumors hit the Net in mid-November that Gyllenhaal had rented a private jet to fly Swift out to the U.K. to hang out while he promoted “Love and Other Drugs.” That date, however, was far more costly than a few scoops of ice cream as it reportedly cost the Hollywood heartthrob more than $150,000. Still, Gyllenhaal’s “Other Drugs” co-star Anne Hathaway brushed off the romance rumors.
For Thanksgiving, Taylor and Jake returned to Brooklyn, where they spent the weekend visiting Jake’s sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and husband Peter Sarsgaard. Maggie later said spending the holiday with the pop star was “great.” The new couple then headed to Nashville, where they were repeatedly spotted, yes, getting coffee and strolling arm in arm.
While Swift continues to remain mum on the subject, she recently gave a review of Gyllenhaal’s latest flick, describing “Love and Other Drugs” as “a good movie.”
When pressed for more details about Jake, she said, “I write in great detail about my personal life, but I don’t talk about it.”
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