Reese Witherspoon is having a "definite romance" with Jake Gyllenhaal. Despite earlier reports claiming that the 'Walk the Line' actress was merely "trying out a courtship" with heartthrob Jake, friends close to Reese insist they are an item. A source told Us Weekly magazine: "Jake doesn't want a party girl at all. Reese is perfect because she understands the business and also the importance of family. Plus, he admires her talent, thinks she is beautiful and he respects her values. He respects everything about her actually."
According to reports, Reese was keen to get together with 'Brokeback Mountain' star Jake, 26, since separating from her husband Ryan Phillippe last year. Jake and Reese became close after starring in new movie 'Rendition' together. A source said: "Reese was the pursuer and really wanted to date Jake. She's known him for a while and thought he was intelligent and charming."
Reese, 31, has two children - Ava, six, and Deacon, three - with Ryan, who she met at her 21st birthday party. Jake, 26, previously dated Kirsten Dunst for nearly three years.