Jake Gyllenhaal, 38, is dating a 22-year-old model who is ‘very mature for her age’

Jake Gyllenhaal supports his sister Maggie Gyllenhaal at the screening for her Netflix film

In the past, I’ve tried to feel something, anything for Jake Gyllenhaal. He’s an attractive guy with soulful eyes and a great body. I think he’s a pretty good actor too. But I just feel nothing for him – I’m not attracted to him, I don’t particularly care about him on-screen, and gossip about him is always pretty dull too. For years now, Jake has really tried to limit the personal gossip about his romantic life – we’ll hear some rumors every so often about him having a girlfriend here or there, but nothing seems to stick. I don’t know where this rumor fits in: Jake, 38, is dating a 22-year-old model.

Jake Gyllenhaal is currently dating model Jeanne Cadieu, Us Weekly can confirm.

“Jeanne is very mature for her age. She’s quirky, smart and loves history, reading; she’s a really great and well-rounded person,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. “She and Jake really took things slow, but are now pretty serious.”

The Spider-Man: Far From Home actor, 38, and Cadieu, 22, are doing their best to keep their relationship under wraps. Neither of them follow each other on social media, despite Gyllenhaal joining Instagram on December 5. Though the pair — who share a 16-year age difference — are social media shy, they have no problem taking their romance international as they jet across the world. Over the past summer, they were spotted hanging out in London in July and Greece in August. While in Paris, Cadieu shared a telling quote alongside a photo Opens a New Window. of the Eiffel Tower in July that read, “My own brokenness. my broken was attracted to your broken, maybe that’s why I allowed you to break me.”

[From Us Weekly]

Is it possible that Jake is a lot like Leo DiCaprio, in that he just finds it easier and less complicated to date 21 or 22 year old models for 6-10 months at a time? If so, Jake is doing it better than Leo, because Jake doesn’t have Leo’s skeevy “girlfriend experience” reputation. Jake has been able to fly under the radar with almost all of his relationships post-Taylor Swift. Maybe that’s because these relationships aren’t really that serious. But if they are serious, they’re just as friggin’ cliched as Leo’s – saying your 22-year-old model girlfriend is “mature for her age” and “quirky and smart” is basically part of The Cool Girl Lyfe now. Next you’ll say that “she’s one of the guys” and “she gets along with all of Jake’s dude friends.”

Here’s an Instagram of Jeanne. She’s giving me Alicia Vikander vibes.

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  1. Lee says:

    She was featured in Don Saladino’s latest IG post. He’s a celeb trainer, he trains Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Liev Schrieber and so on.
    Since Jake is friend with Ryan, I expect a double date with him and Blake at some point of this ‘romance’.

    • mint says:

      I wonder how this would go down with Taylor, if they were double dating

    • Alissa says:

      I wonder about that only because of the tailor connection. it’s crazy to think that this girl is the same age that Taylor was when she dated him, since that was like a lifetime ago. and I always thought that was weird that he went from dating Reese Witherspoon to Taylor because of the age difference.

    • Miles says:

      It doesn’t seem like Taylor cares that Ryan and Blake are friends with Jake. Theyve been friends with him for a couple years now and she’s still friends with them. If she had a problem with it, she prob would have stopped being friends with them.

      As for the double dates: they probably already happened. Ryan and Blake go on double dates with Taylor and Joe so I’m sure they’ve been on dates with Jake and Jeanne or at the very least he’s introduced her to them.

  2. Jessica says:

    “My own brokenness. my broken was attracted to your broken, maybe that’s why I allowed you to break me.”

    lmao I nearly choked on my tea

  3. Digital Unicorn says:

    I find it very patronising when I see comments like this, its as if he’s trying to justify dating a younger woman and its not really a compliment to the young lady.

  4. girl_ninja says:

    “My own brokenness. my broken was attracted to your broken, maybe that’s why I allowed you to break me.”

    Oh girl.
    Oh Jake.

    • ItReallyIsYou,NotMe says:

      Because being attracted to your SO’s brokenness is always a recipe for long-term success in relationships. Honey, for your sake I hope you figure that out before you marry Jake or anyone else.

    • Pandy says:

      PS: Yes, he should be hanging his head … shows his level of emotional maturity. There is none.

  5. Meganbot2000 says:


  6. Zapp Brannigan says:

    “Jeanne is very mature for her age” this drives me bonkers, a young woman mature for her age, it places pressure on young woman and girls to be more responsible and take on roles and duties that young men and boys don’t have to.

    Heads up Jake’s pr team, why not put out a statement that says that “Well he is just immature you know and not capable mentally or emotionally of dealing with a partner his age who has boundaries and expects him to met her needs in a relationship”

    2019 has me cranky already.

    • Fallon says:

      SO MUCH THIS. Why does the woman always have to be mature, when it’s very clearly that the man is unable to handle women of his own age?

    • Estelle says:

      So agree … rather than “Jeanne is very mature for her age” how about “Jake is very immature for his age”. There fixed it.

    • Kitten says:

      YES!!!! You said that so well.

    • SJhere says:

      Zapp, I agree with you on this 1000%! Well said.
      I am so tired of the endless man-child syndrome. Geez. Grow up.

      • Chris says:

        Hard agree.

        Women are always “mature for their age” when the measuring stick is Male age -maturity.

        It also sounds super creepy whenever I see that as an excuse for men ignoring or being ignored by women their own age.

    • Nic919 says:

      I agree 100%. Maybe the issue is that Jake can’t handle a woman close to his own age who has strong opinions and is less willing to put up with bs.
      Also he was a jerk to Lainey at TIFF this year and for no reason. I am unimpressed with him now.

    • Jess says:

      Amen to all of this. I was mature for my age too., at 23 when I first started dating my ex husband (who was then 36). Unfortunately, I wasn’t wise enough to realize how immature and f’ed up he was that he had to date someone so young and clueless (bc no matter how mature you are at that age you’re still that young).

    • Eliza says:

      Mature for her age = immature for his

      He dated 21 yo Taylor Swift and shes as emotionally mature as hello kitty. What 8-9 years later he’s now dating a 22 year old? Sure, Jan, *she’s* mature and *gets him*

    • Redgrl says:

      @zapp – exactly!

  7. Tiffany27 says:

    The woman in that photo is 22???

    • Carmen says:

      Yeah, that’s what I thought too. She definitely looks older, not because she looks old, but she doesn’t look girly at all. Maybe it’s just the way she looks or maybe she lied about her age in order to still get jobs in the super-ageist model industry (for which I couldn’t really fault her).

      I don’t really get why people are mad about this pairing. Does she seem “mature” and “classy” with these quotes? Not really my cup of tea, I think posting such quotes on instagram make you look slightly dumb. But older people post them as well. And maybe Jake is slightly dumb too.

      In the end she’s an adult and has been so for several years. She seems to have a job and probably already had some serious relationships before Jake. He on the other hand is a Hollywood guy, so they are usually perpetually immature in some way. How said that you kind of stay the age you had when you got famous?

      Anyway, what I want to say: I don’t really care about age gaps among consenting adults. It’s not like he’s the older guy that corrupts a teenage girl. He’s also not 60 and looking for a woman that’s younger than his own daughter or something. Yes, they have a 16 year age gap, but so does Heidi Klum and her current lover and I see nobody side-eyeing her for this. And Heidi is actually a mum, who already has several marriages under her belt, whereas Tom Kaulitz never had a family or something like this. So the difference in life experience is even larger.

  8. SD says:

    She’s very mature for her age? Nah. The headline should be, he’s very immature for his age.

    • Lightpurple says:


    • SM says:

      I co-sign to this. However mature he or his publicist want us to believe she is, she still is a 22 year old girl with an experience of a fetus in life. When at some point last year the age gap was discussed someone brought up Sarah Paulson. While the age gap is rather notable, Sahar her self is not a girl but a woman who due to her own age can actually be an equal person in that relationship, someone who knows what she eants from life. Jake here is rather a cliche, looking for uncomplicated and easy fling and this is exactly what thirty and fourty something year old men look in relationships with such young girls.

    • CheckThatPrivilege says:

      I like your reality-based rewriting skills, SD.

    • otaku fairy says:

      That line is cliché and obnoxious. But part of the reason why men and women use that cliché is probably because people do sometimes use the ‘people in their early 20′s haven’t completed their maturity’ argument to erase young women’s sexual agency and infantilize them sometimes. Sure, there’s definitely still developing that needs to be done and learning to do, but 22 is not exactly a fetus in terms of life experience, development, or sexual desire.

      People view women that age through the lense of, “I could be a parent or grandparent to a 22-year-old” or ‘if some older man came for my little sister’s virtue, I’d shoot him!’ As if the average 22-year-old in Hollywood or outside of Hollywood is still a virgin, has not experienced romantic relationships or sexual desire, has had no education, has had no friendships or family experience and guidance to learn from, is not out there working a job or being held legally accountable for herself, and is really just a naïve, doe-eyed child who can only be sexually exploited. If an adult can consent to dating and sleeping with someone their own age already despite needing to do some more maturing, it really doesn’t make since to treat it like they’re being abused when they make that choice with someone older.

      • Nikki says:

        I don’t side eye it for her sake, but for all the women his own age who are not the dating pool rich men are choosing from. I think there’s a lot of resentment that many rich, powerful men choose very young women for partners. It’s just another way society tells women that we are ONLY valuable for our looks.

  9. Caitlin Bruce says:

    How cliche? She’s very unremarkable for a model? Is she a “Instagram model” by chance? Let’s not forget he dates Taylor when she was young too. I can never quite work him out. Is there still blinds he’s gay or was that over was Ted C left e!? I never believed them, I can’t see Kirsten Dunst or Reese Witherspoon being beards

    • Its Ok says:

      If there is one thing I learned from Taylor it’s that he takes himself very very seriously. Woman his own age have learned not to take themselves and others so seriously. So, they can’t appreciate his depth or whatever.

    • Parigo says:

      Kirsten no, Reese absolutely yes. They always just seemed like good friends who let other people say they were a couple. This was after her divorce when Ryan was with a younger women, so it was a good look for her to also be with a young(er) hottie. When they “broke up” she was immediately with that Toth guy who she later married.

  10. Rescue Cat says:

    I’ve softened my stance on age gaps. She’s young and hot but he brings plenty to the table too.

  11. Beer&Crumpets says:

    I’m torn between 🤣 and 🤮.

  12. Cidy says:

    Okay, listen. If you’re dating someone younger but you have to justify it by saying “oh but shes really smart.” Is this a smart decision for you? I’m a young person.. who has dated older people before and it can get very patronizing to hear “oh but shes one of the good ones.” Everytime you’re introduced to someone.

  13. Chaine says:

    It should be in quotes, “dating” I think.

  14. Mia4s says:

    Yeah the “very mature for their age comment” never comes across as anything except: look I know this is eye-roll worthy in the extreme and I am a huge cliche, but please oh please oh please I’m a mature artist! A very serious artist! (Please enjoy my appearance in Spider-Man this summer).

    Who are they trying to convince? 😂

  15. s says:

    She’s closer in age to his nieces than to him. That’s got to be a little weird considering how close in age Maggie and Jake are.

    I remember there being a (very, very) slight eyebrow raise a few years ago in NY arty circles when Jake’s father (director/poet, 69) divorced his mom (director/screenwriter, 72) and remarried a woman 25 years younger than him, making his new wife only 3 years older than Maggie Gyllenhaal, so maybe he took some dating advice from dad?

  16. Abby says:

    ughhhh Jake. I love him. Like, teenage crush since October Sky love him. I’m embarrassed for him here, with all of the brokenness and breaking going on. Good luck dude.

    He’s four years older than me and I still think she is SO YOUNG for him. ahhh!

  17. Coz' says:

    I love him, I really really do. But yeah, I feel like he graduated from the Leo DiCaprio School of Dating.
    And that makes me super sad. I don’t want to live in a world where I am grossed out by Jake.

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah I know I shouldn’t be disappointed, but I am.

    • lucy2 says:

      Yeah I find this disappointing too. He’s an interesting actor and I like that he’s pretty low-key most of the time, but this isn’t great.

  18. manta says:

    Didn’t the relationship with Witherspoon last at leat a couple of years? The simple fact that he was actually able (at some point)to have a relationship with a woman older than him, a mother of young children sets him apart from DiCaprio.
    But, yeah, this one is cringeworthy.
    And contrary to the writer I really like him as an actor and really appreciate his diverse choices.
    ANother one who becomes a cliché…

  19. Kitten says:

    She looks so French to me :)
    I saw people up-thread saying she’s unremarkable and plain but I find her really pretty in an fresh and understated way. Nice to see a face that isn’t all jacked up.

  20. AG-UK says:

    Oh no he goes down a few notches in my eyes now. ughghgh yes immature he must be. I remember when he went out with Reese ( my least favourite ) she made some remark after they broke up sort of implied that. She looks young and French ( I know she is but they have a certain look to me)

  21. Sash says:

    If you have to note how mature they are “for their age,” then you know how off it is. I remember Sandy Bullock constantly saying how much of an ~old soul Ryan Gosling was when they dated (he was about 22, she was 38).

  22. KBeth says:

    Eh, who cares?
    Not sure why they need to address it at all, she’s a legal adult.

  23. S says:

    The only people that have to say out loud that their significant other is, “mature for their age,” are people well aware they’re dating those way too young for them.

    • Katie Keen says:

      Yeah, I just hear, “she’s exactly what you’d expect from a 22-year-old, but I want to make it seem like this isn’t a sham relationship, so she’s super mature for her age.”

  24. launicaangelina says:

    My parents were these ages when I was born, but mom is the older one in their relationship. They’re still together – approximately 40 years now. I’m only mentioning this because many celebs tend to have May-December relationships, but it was a non-issue when I was growing up. I didn’t even realize the age gap until a teachers aide in junior high mentioned it to me (I don’t remember the context of why she said anything about it).

  25. MellyMel says:

    Eh, same old same old. I will say she is pretty and doesn’t look 22. She could easily pass for being in her late 20s.

  26. Veronica S. says:

    Really gotta wonder where all of these ultra mature 20-somethings are because god knows I haven’t encountered any of them in work or school.

  27. Nikki says:

    Or he could date a 38 year old with very immature boobs and ass.

  28. Originaltessa says:

    I’m not ready to call Jake a Leo quite yet. There’s no pattern to who he dates, it’s totally random. Models, civilians, actresses, singers… older, younger. She’s young, for sure, but maybe it’s love? Lol, idk

  29. Annabel says:

    I can’t help but look at this from her perspective, because I was 22 when I met my then-37-year-old husband. We’ve been together for 15 years. Some people in their early twenties are actually genuinely attracted to older partners; there’s something to be said for a partner who’s mature enough to want to commit to a serious relationship.

    • Veronica S. says:

      As somebody who is in their thirties, I’m going to be blunt: I side eye anybody in my age range or higher that routinely dates people in their early twenties, male or female. You and your husband may be a rare exception, but for the most part, if they’re dating younger, it’s because nobody in their actual peer group has the patience for their immaturity. They’re dating down to exploit the younger partner’s inexperience.

      • Annabel says:

        I’m sure that’s often the case. When I was 22, I was just really misaligned with all the 20-something guys I met: I wanted a serious relationship, whereas all the guys my own age really just wanted casual hookups. (I know, I know, #notall22yearoldguys, but the dating scene in my own age cohort was a wasteland.)

      • sunshine poolside says:

        I tend to agree: a 16-year-age-gap is more likely exploitation of immaturity than anything else. Nevertheless congrats to Annabel on her marriage!

        When was Gyllenhaal’s latest somewhat serious relationship? Or does he not do “serious”?

        And does the young model who is already aging out of her job want to become an actress? (Yep, for most models it is the case that they become “too old” past 23-25)

    • abbi says:

      daddy issues!

  30. Biff says:

    I generally don’t care if both are consenting adults, but when a person is consistantly dating people that are grossly younger than them, I give them a side eye. Which is why I’m totally turned off by DiCaprio(I have a really bad feeling about him. I don’t know why exactly, but I don’t think he is a good person). I don’t know much about Gyllenhaal, but if hes dated a lot of women that are that much younger than him I sincerely doubt maturity is what he looks for in his partners.

  31. Layday says:

    I mean he’s always been basic oatmeal and if her Instagram is anything to go by she’s so vanilla they might have just plucked her off the orchid tree. Maybe the two of them getting together could elevate them both to cream of wheat status or something? I’ll see myself out lol….

  32. judith reeder says:

    I like Jake G, he has been in a few good movies, I think he is handsome, but I don’t care who he dates, if hes happy, then that’s all that matters, good luck to them!!!

  33. Naddie says:

    I feel the exact same about him. Great actor, memorable face, expressive, but I can’t find him interesting at all. By the way it’s the first time I click on a post about him, and probably the last.

  34. arr says:

    I’m sick of fully grown men (and the odd woman) dating college aged young women (and the odd young man) in their late teens/early twenties trying to convince us that it is because their young partner is “mature for their age.” No, you just want someone young, pretty and presumably less work on your arm. Please own up to that.

  35. Fluffy Princess says:

    Jake Gyllenhaal, 38, is dating a 22-year-old model who is ‘very mature for her age’ — Yeah, sure she is. (coughcough *rolls eyes* coughcough).

    Yeaaaaaaah. I totalllllly believe it.

    When you have “explain” your relationship like this, it’s because you KNOW everyone is side-eyeing you for this. I had higher hopes for him, but yeah. Same old, same old.

  36. Another Anna says:

    Whenever I see a man dating string of women who are really young (very early 20s) while he is significantly older (10+ years), especially when he does it year after year, I wonder what the Hell is wrong with him that he can’t keep up with a woman his own age. Sure, dudes are socialized to think that younger = hotter –> better but, at least in my world view, it just makes those same dudes look sadder and more pathetic.

  37. LL says:

    I read somewhere that when he filmed “Moonlight Mile” with Ellen Pompeo he was into her and she wasn’t having it. She’s got to be what, 10, 11 years older his senior??

    He really doesn’t have a pattern.

    • saba says:

      I think his pattern has evened out lately: most of his girlfriends in the past five or so years have been about 22-25 and quite a lot of them have been models.

      • AG-UK says:

        Yep tall thin dark hair like that one when he was filming South Paw working out all the time too much and away they broke up she was 22/23. SI model?

      • sunshine poolside says:

        Maybe older women don’t want him and don’t see him as a potential (long-term) partner?

  38. Littlefishmom says:

    He is so pretentious. Ugh, can’t stand him.

    • Miss V says:

      Pretentious and smug. He also takes himself way too seriously. Add that to penchant for young models…. he’s just gross.

  39. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Whatever. All this makes it about him. She’s so mature so surely she can handle intelligent conversation with the sage artist that is had-a good-career-in-role-selection Jakester.

  40. Michel says:

    I miss him with Kirsten Dunst.

  41. Reality says:

    He’s gay, she’s a beard

  42. Angelesque says:

    Two consenting adults in a relationship, where’s the problem?

  43. Leo says:

    we know you’re gay,
    quit this embarrassment.