Jake Gyllenhaal reportedly proposed to "girlfriend" Reese Witherspoon during their recent highly-photographed trip to Rome. And Reese reportedly turned the yummy Jake down flat.
Now why in God's name would a troll like Witherspoon turn down a marriage proposal from that Olympian god Jake? You'd think the little dwarf would be flattered to have him even look at her twice. Apparently, however, Reese is still stinging from the bust-up of her previous marriage, to Ryan Phillippe, plus she has the kids to think about. A source told the National Enquirer:
Reese wants to take things very slowly because of her two young children. She doesn't want anything to upset or disrupt them. It took her a while to introduce them to Jake - she didn't want them to know they were a couple until they were definitely serious about each other.
They are madly in love. They really are the perfect couple.
I was struck by that line, "She doesn't want to upset or disrupt them." It made me think about Angelina and how she upsets and disrupts the lives her own children seemingly at a whim. I guess some people are more about their kids, while others are more about themselves.
Anyway, getting back to Jake and Reese. I guess I can accept that Reese doesn't want to rush into anything, but damn - it's Jake Gyllenhaal. If I'm Reese, I'd want to nail him down as fast as possible - before this whole hetero phase passes and he goes back to chasing Lance Armstrong up and down the countryside. I'm sure Reese didn't get where she is in show biz by being timid and not grabbing for the brass ring, so, I think she knows what she has to do. She'll change her mind soon.