Jake Gyllenhaal holds hands, looks affectionate with a mystery brunette

Here are some new photos of Jake Gyllenhaal in NYC on Friday. Does Jake want to tell us something? Did he find a new girlfriend?! I do think the body language between these two is saying “dating/romantic” rather than “just friends”. They’re holding hands! She’s leaning on him! And she’s petite and pretty, which is his type. He’s always had a thing for petite women, I think. This girl looks a bit like Sarah Shahi (who I love!). Us Weekly has a little more:

Is there a new leading lady in Jake Gyllenhaal’s life? The actor was photographed holding hands with a mystery girl while going for a stroll in NYC Friday, Nov. 9. Gyllenhaal, 31, shared a few laughs with the brunette beauty as she held onto his arm.

The “End of Watch” actor is currently performing in the off-Broadway play If There is I Haven’t Found it Yet. Sporting a full, scruffy beard, Gyllenhaal kept warm in a puffy black coat and hat during the walk.

He briefly dated Minka Kelly over the summer, but Gyllenhaal’s last serious relationship was with singer-soongwriter Taylor Swift, 22, from October 2010 until January 2011.

Several songs on Swift’s new album, Red, are rumored to be about her relationship with Gyllenhaal. “She’s haunted by that relationship,” a source told Us Weekly, adding that the actor “totally screwed with her mind.”

[From Us Weekly]

Yeah, no one has the ID on this girl. Gossip Cop claims that he spoke to a source close to Jake and “The woman is NOT the actor’s new girlfriend. A source close to Gyllenhaal tells Gossip Cop that ‘she’s a long-time friend,’ and adds that there’s “nothing romantic there.’” But… but… they’re holding hands! They look couple-y!

Us Weekly is right about one thing, though: Jake has been largely single for the past few years, although I think he was probably trying to find an official girlfriend. There were rumors that Jake tried to get with Olivia Wilde on and off in 2011, and over the summer there were some rumors that Jake and Minka Kelly were briefly an item. I think Isabel Lucas was in there too at some point. But… it seems like Jake never really clicked with any of them for anything longer than a few weeks or a month. I feel like something is going on with him.

Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News.

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  1. Kim says:

    His BF /bf Austin Nichols was walking behind them

  2. brin says:

    I feel like something is going on with him too but it’s not with her.

  3. Rita says:

    That look on her face says it all: “If you shave that ugly beard, you can buy me an ice cream cone.”

    Yup, just a close shave away from true love.

    • Lizzie says:

      RIGHT? usually i’m into facial hair but that beard is just toooooo much. there is such a thing as trimming it to keep it looking not so disgusting. I feel like there’s a month’s worth of food in there that just fell in and he never washed it out.

  4. Bayarealife says:

    She looks like the type of girl he SHOULD be dating. He does not seem like a Kirsten dunst, Reese Witherspoon, Taylor swift kind of guy yet that’s who he ends up with…

    I see him with a hipster type with a little more edge, less sundress bubbly.

  5. Bluedog says:

    Something IS going on with him: He’s gay. He should just admit it so he could be with Austin Nichols.

  6. GoodCapon says:

    I thought this was a Fassbender post when I looked at the thumbnail…

  7. Cathy says:

    She’s pretty whoever she is. His beard looks scruffy. Time to shave.

  8. Emily says:

    The timeline on the Taylor Swift relationship seems off. I thought she was only with him for a few months. :S

  9. Ranunculus says:

    He got himself a new beard, that’s all.

  10. lettylynton says:

    I love Donnie Darko with a full beard.

  11. annabelle says:

    That is not the handhold of two people who are boning. Not each other, anyway.

  12. Katie Too says:

    She looks vaguely like the Indian girl from Top Model who dated Jim Carey for a hot minute. Anchal?

  13. Alexis says:

    Jake isn’t gay, he’s just bad with love and expectations…like the male version of Swifty. Jenny Lewis has written songs about him, even ones about his trouble with love.

  14. ojulia123 says:

    Oh, look! Jake has a new beard!! And some new facial hair!!

  15. Stubbylove says:

    Ugh – JG is such a friggin’ BORE.

  16. Anon says:

    That’s not Jake Gyllenhaal, it’s the Unabomber.

  17. Allison says:

    she looks like a persian girl… and he playing ones “prince of persia”… that would fit :)

  18. Shiba says:

    NICE BEARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. J says:

    Isn’t he gay? Like gay gay? That would explain why he dates chicks who are non-threatening and cutesy(Reese, Swifty). I just feel like if he were straight we’d be hearing more about him taking girls to places in Williamsburg ala Ryan Gosling taking ladies to Disneyland. Idk, he should come out.

  20. MG says:

    I’ve never held hands with my guy friends. Only if you are in a crowded place and you don’t want to get separated. But I really could care less, he’s boring.

  21. I'm going to Guam! says:

    I love her raven hair!
    I wish I had that raven hair that shifts in blue, so beautiful.

  22. G says:

    He is taking notes from George Clooney. Best kept (closet) secrets!

  23. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Why do people go on about Jake G being gay? I don’t get it. Does it stem from his role in Brokeback Mountain? I had a feeling when he took that role that it would haunt him forever.
    I don’t buy that he is gay, never got those vibes from him. But if he is, well good for him.

    • alina says:

      ^ Because, in their mind, it’s “fun”. Just like Taylor Swift writes mean, vengeful, stupid songs for “fun”.

      Isn’t it “cool” and “hip” to endlessly make fun of Jake Gyllenhaal’s SUPPOSEDLY homosexuality?
      ‘Cause God knows he was too believable in Brokeback Mountain’s tent scene or in his SNL skit (nevermind it’s called acting).
      Or it must be because of that idiotic blind item concocted by the a–hole so-called reporter who recently got fired from ENews because of the blatant lies he posted for a decade. Yep, it must be it.
      Or is it because (the horror!) he has lifetime friends from childhood, like Adam Levine, or longtime friends from his old movies, like Austin Nichols, friends with whom (gasp!) he hangs out. Openly. Definitely gay, did you ever hear about a man still holding his 20 year friendships? Watching games together? Hugging when saying goodbye? Outrageous!

      Ridiculous reasons, you say? Congratulations, you’re sane and you have common sense.
      Unfortunately you’ll be qualified as naive. Don’t worry, Jake Gyllenhaal will make movies, get married, have kids some day, grankids later on, and the “know it all” internet posters will die bitching “he’s so gay”. What will be their gain?………Yeah, exactly.

  24. dulla says:

    he’s soo lucky he escaped from Minka kelly

  25. hoopjumper says:

    Literally JUST passed these two walking in the East Village. Body language was playful, flirtatious, seems like they’re together.

    I was so tempted to lean out my cab window and yell, “Mystery girl, who are youuu?”

  26. The Original Mia says:

    Love Jake. Happy for him. If she’s a civilian, all the better.

  27. Marilu says:

    Jake has already screwed so many beautiful women in hollywood hes bored so he had to go with a girl next door. Is it me or does she look indian?

  28. pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    They actually look really good together.

  29. lola says:

    She is beautiful and he looks happy with her, good for you Jake!