Is Katie Holmes dating Jake Gyllenhaal after a set up by Joshua Jackson?

Katie Holmes

Here are some photos of Katie Holmes yesterday (Wednesday) with Suri Cruise on the way to the Music Box Theater in NYC for Katie’s last week of performances in Dead Accounts after the show’s reps announced that it would be closing two months early. Poor Suri is clearly not thrilled with the paparazzi’s intrusion into her newly charmed childhood, but sadly, I don’t see their presence diminishing anytime soon. Unless, of course, a Prince Charming (who will duly block the photogs) enters the scene in short order, which I don’t see happening despite the media’s newfound creation of a fairy tale for Princess Katie.

For certain, this story has all the elements of a Hallmark Valentine’s commercial. That is, we have the classic damsel in distress, Katie Holmes, who has just (in a refreshing twist) rescued herself from the fiery breath of an an evil, lift-wearing dragon, Tom Cruise. Then we have the requisite selfless ex-lover of the damsel, Duke Joshua Jackson, who has been rumored to have been in touch with Katie following the dissolution of her marriage from the evil dragon. As luck would have it, the Duke has a new(er) long-term lady, Duchess Diane Kruger, with whom he is quite satisfied in their mutual (alleged) garden of pleasure. Obviously, the Duke and the Duchess are quite happy together. And the Duke understandably wants to see Katie happy. So it would stand to reason that the Duke might want to set Katie up with a really nice guy? Theoretically, anyway. Enter He Who Cuddlefests, otherwise known as “Jake Gyllenhaal,” who is probably not the Prince:

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes is reportedly getting close to End Of Watch star Jake Gyllenhaal.

Grazia magazine claims the pair have been spending plenty of time together, and Katie is rumoured to have enjoyed a cosy dinner date at Jake’s Big Apple apartment.

According to the magazine, Holmes’ former “Dawson’s Creek” co-star Joshua Jackson was behind the blossoming romance, allegedly introducing the pair.

A source told the publication: “Josh has been the mastermind behind this romance.

“Katie says that they have tons in common and Jake has already been to see her in Dead Accounts, plus she has been over to his apartment in the West Village for dinner.”

Holmes parted company with her A-list hubby Tom Cruise earlier this year and has been single since the divorce was finalised in August.

[From MTV

Now I have to admit to sort of wanting to believe this story for a second or two. I mean, it would be great for Katie to end up with a nice dude (possibly a Prince) with no ulterior motives whatsoever. However, Kaiser has duly pointed out to me that Jake has a specific "type" of girl -- that is, the "nice girl." And who in Hollywood circles could possibly be considered "nicer" than Katie Holmes at this point?

As luck (or perhaps common sense) would have it, Katie's rep has shut this rumor down by telling GossipCop that the story is "not at all true." So sadly, Jake must now find a new Princess with which to cuddlefest. Does this (lack of a) resolution make me slightly sad? Sure, but I'm more sad for Jake. Katie will be just fine.

Jake Gyllenhaal

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Katie Holmes

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  1. The Wizz says:

    Poor Suri having to deal with the paps. So obviously hates it.

  2. Enny says:

    No, Jake is definitely not the prince in this scenario. I’m pretty sure he’s the queen.

  3. Ranunculus says:

    Once a beard always a beard.

  4. Esmom says:

    A nice fairy tale for sure but it seems like a step in the wrong direction for Katie. Methinks her true prince is someone who is not a high-profile actor.

    Plus, I would guess her main priority will be Suri for quite some time. Being married, I’ve never tried to balance parenting and dating but my guess is it would be tricky and stressful, especially if you’re trying to build some real stability for the kid.

    • Amory says:

      If her main priority were Suri, she would stop with the constant appearances. The child is obviously distressed, but Katie has not changed her lifestyle to protect her. Tons of celebrities protect their kids, but Katie chooses a NYC lifestyle for herself, not the child.

      • Esmom says:

        Fair enough. Maybe Katie expects the pap’ing to die down and wants to get on with a life in NYC in relative anonymity like many celebs.

        In any case I think dating would amp up the stress factor even more. One more element that Suri could do without right now.

  5. Barrett says:

    Jake seems to prefer blinds anyway.

  6. epiphany says:

    Unless Jake is reading BG, then he really does prefer blinds – in fact he’s in one today!

  7. La Calabaza says:

    Did you see Katie’s first outfit?
    Wow! I’m shock. She looks style wise for a change. What an improvement! Go, Katie! Find a decent sexy guy!

  8. Miss You Enclave24 says:

    No! Say it aint so! Jake doesnt bat for the other team does he? I find him quite delicious and I actually think he and Katie would make a nice pair. He loves NY and a low profile life, plus their acting is on the same level.

  9. mk yarwood says:

    I want her to date Nathan Fillion. He needs exposure, and she needs a heterosexual with a nice smile who could get her a sci fi part. Go back to TV, Katie!

  10. normades says:

    The more Jake tries to prove his heterosexuality, the gayier he looks.

  11. PS says:

    Since she’s a shit actress and an equally bad designer, it appears that Katie has given up the ghost and is going to be a professional beard. Although she also did a shit job convincing me that she and Tom were anything other than employer and employee.

    Jake, you can do better.

  12. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Aw, I’d really like to believe in this fairytale couple…I think they would be cute and sweet for one another. Kind of like Michelle Williams and the Muppeteer…haven’t heard anything about them lately, come to think of it…scurrying off now to research

  13. Bella Bella says:

    omg. what’s wrong with her foot in the last picture?

  14. jasmine says:

    funny how her rep immediately denies every possible (dating) rumor. makes me think she’s not over tom….

    • CF98 says:

      Oh please she divorced him remember if she wanted to be with him she’d have never left.

      I think she knows as soon as she starts dating again people will be all over it and she probably doesn’t want to explain this to Suri anytime soon.

  15. CF98 says:

    I’d buy Joshua/Katie secretly hooking up and Jake being their cover far easier to believe.

    If they wanted people to buy this they would’ve said Michelle Williams set them up seeing as how Jake is her daughter’s godfather.

    I don’t care how good of friends you are who would date anyone their ex sets them up with(unless the ex was gay)?

  16. I Choose Me says:

    I don’t think Katie’s Jake’s type. He seems to like ‘em blonde and kinda bitchy. See – Kirsten, Reese, Swifty.

  17. Francesca says:

    OMG I hope this is true!! I want this for them~~ ack! call Maggie and beg!

  18. Shira says:

    So I guess that means a Katie/Josh reunion won’t ever happen for sure, huh?