Yes, the Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal break up news is true, and no, they have not reconciled. To some, Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal’s break up doesn’t seem that odd, as the two seemed to be a strange pair to begin with. However, the fact that Swift and Gyllenhaal don’t seem too similar doesn’t change the fact that many fans are upset over the stars’ break up. As you might imagine, age was a major factor.
“[Gyllenhaal] said he wasn’t feeling it anymore and was uncomfortable with all the attention,” explains an Us Weekly source. “He also said he could feel the age difference.”
The age difference was a significant one, with Swift being 21 and Gyllenhaal 29. The two were set up by Gwyneth Paltrow, and began dating in October. The Swift-Gyllenhaal break up came before the holidays, and the two have not rekindled their relationship in 2011.
Given Swift’s past, Gyllenhaal is likely to be the source of some inspiration for the country singer’s new material, as her last album, Speak Now, is essentially a series of open letters to those in her life.