They were the It couple of the s, but Jake Gyllenhaal and Kirsten Much like Jake and Kirsten, Jake's sister Maggie is also a respected actress with a couple, but Jake and Kirsten started dating in September of , and didn't This was only a small part of the interview, but naturally it was the one. The actor talks his new film, being sensitive and tying the knot. about love, marriage and what to expect when dating a creative type. He also counts his sister, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, among his biggest fans. Maggie Gyllenhaal is back, and this time it's personal. married in ), daughter of film-makers and sister of fellow actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
Worse still, she said those things while comparing Jake unfavorably to Kirsten's new man Garrett Hedlund. Inez reportedly thought Hedlund was a much better fit for her daughter, despite that relationship also ending in a breakup. Pretty much every remark Kirsten's mother allegedly made seemed targeted at Jake, so it seems safe to say she didn't like him much.
She's not the only one to accuse Jake Gyllenhaal of being a snob. That same issue came up in later relationships with people like Taylor Swift, as several people claimed Jake has very snobby tastes in music and movies.
We'd say you're allowed to be a bit of a snob about movies when you make them for a living, but that reportedly wasn't enough for Inez, who was so glad Kirsten had moved on to Hedlund that she allegedly claimed Hedlund would end up proposing soon this did not happen. He adopted Atticus with Kirsten, and it apparently resulted in a bit of a custody battle between the two stars.
Atticus had really always been Jake's, though, so he kept him. There is one odd factual inconsistency relating to Atticus, however. However, he also says that Atticus passed away six months before the interview took place. This is reasonable, as that's a fairly standard life expectancy for a dog.
This dog was a German shepherd who certainly looked a lot like Atticus, and the press labeled him as such. Either one of these articles is dated incorrectly, the dog in the photos isn't Atticus, or Jake lied about Atticus' passing in unlikely. Regardless, at least Jake got to keep one good thing from his relationship with Kirsten. There are all kinds of pressure actors have to manage, but the main one is the media.
As we've already stated, the paparazzi were particularly aggressive with Jake and Kirsten, and perhaps in response to that, Gyllenhaal has put the clamps on any kind of discussion of his personal life in the media. While Kirsten has been quoted again and again about the relationship, as she opens up at least a little when asked about it, Jake keeps a firm closed door policy.
Gyllenhaal maintains it to this day, as in a recent interviewhe deadpanned a simple "I would love to not talk about my personal life" when pressed.
He likes to deflect with jokes, saying that for that "kind of interview," he'd have to be lying down on a couch. One quote from that interview has Jake say he likes to enter a space "with an open heart and a mind that's strong enough to protect it.
To this day, Jake doesn't discuss his personal relationships, and there's a solid chance that the policy began back when he was getting hounded by the press over his romance with Kirsten.
You're a rising star, and a hot commodity. You have your pick of attractive roles and attractive men. Would you be thinking about settling down and getting married? If you said no, then you understand Kirsten Dunst in While there were plenty of other causes of tension between the two that led to the breakup, perhaps the simplest explanation for why the Hollywood couple split is just the fact that they were very young.
They were looking at decades-long careers in Hollywood, and they had their whole lives ahead of them. It's not really shocking that they didn't stay together forever. Still, Kirsten would go one further.
But she didn't stop there, as she would add that she and Jake "couldn't last. Perhaps one of her reasons for thinking that was due to the fact that she just didn't want to get married at the age of and it turned out she was definitely telling the truth, because while she is currently engaged to Jesse Plemons, she has not married to this day!
While Kirsten Dunst did say that she and Jake had never been right for another in the days following the split, she appeared to go back on that opinion in the years following the relationship.
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While she acknowledged that they "couldn't last," she also said that Jake was the love of her life. Not content to just say that, she kept going: Maybe one day that will be with Jake.
Well, it wasn't, as both Kirsten and Jake have since moved on. Still, though, it's somewhat comforting to know that underneath the entire media circus, the public displays of affection and the fights over the dog, there was some genuine feeling to the relationship.
At least it wasn't just a big hubbub over nothing, Kirsten really did care for Jake.
As it turns out, the behavior from Jake that read as snobbery to some was actually what Kirsten loved about him. In Jake I believe I found that. We've already talked about how creative Kirsten and Jake got, but Jake's dorky side was also part of what drew Kirsten to him.Howard Stern grills Jake Gyllenhaal on...
It's worthwhile to note that this quote also came after the relationship had already ended, yet Kirsten uses "love" in the present tense. These quotes clearly came at a time when Kirsten was looking back at the relationship fondly, thinking about Jake's dorkiness with the rosy glow of nostalgia.
Jake liked to stay in and watch movies, and he's been known to give intensely intellectual answers to common questions in interviews. Jake, what drew you to your latest role? I think there is this strange wish fulfilment with actors where we are like the characters that we play. At this point in my life, my own vulnerability and my own sensitivity are things that I no longer feel like I need to make excuses for.
Where do you think you got your sensitive side?
It was always there. My mother always talks about how she always wanted to make sure that the sensitivity that I had was never taken away. She always encouraged being open to the world, and just keeping your heart open, regardless of judgment. Does that hold true in relationships as well? Every time we get together, I feel like you really want me to get married.
You are equally annoying as my mother! If we can be that model, then that is ideal. When you were growing up, did you feel like you fit in?
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But my confidence comes from being a little brother and having survived my sister! Jake credits his sister for giving him confidence growing up. I have always had really bad eyesight, so I had these really big glasses that I wore.