Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal were one of the most talked about couples in Hollywood… and they still are.
The relationship between Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal was very short, but high impact, so much so that, almost ten years later, we continue talking about this romance that many claim inspired several of the singer’s songs.
In fact, they weren’t just a handful, but rumor has it that the Red album is all about him. Let’s remember what this intense and fleeting love was like that marked both of their lives forever.
Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal began dating sometime in October 2011, many claim it was during the same time they attended Saturday Night Live together to support host Emma Stone. At that time she was 19 years old and he was 28.
The next morning they were seen walking around Brooklyn looking for something to eat, all in a suspiciously friendly manner. It turns out that when asked about the relationship rumors, both of them avoided the topic.
Something that marked the couple, at least in the public eye, was that during that same December, they celebrated Thanksgiving with Maggie Gyllenhaal, the actor’s sister. A few days later, Taylor and Jake traveled together to the singer’s hometown to spend time with her family.
After a few intense weeks, they separated for a few days and then met again in Los Angeles. On those dates they were seen walking around the city and having fun together, enjoying the moment.
December 13, 2011, Taylor Swift’s birthday and the date when everything began to fall apart. That year the star turned 21 so she wanted to celebrate with her family and friends at her house.
The big surprise was that Jake Gyllenhaal did not appear at any time.
The actor’s absence is believed to have inspired the song “The Moment I Knew”, and the lyrics to its 10-minute re-recorded version of “All Too Well”.
A few days later, on December 19, the actor turned 30 without the company of the country music star. It was during the first days of December that a close source confirmed to the media that the couple had separated in December. The exact date is not known, but they did not spend their birthdays or holidays together.
Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal have had sporadic encounters at events and programs where she was seen catching up, although always with a distance that indicated that they were not on loving terms. Without a doubt, the Red album and its re-release in 2021 have given a lot to talk about these two.