"He was a doctor, she was a nurse. They worked closely together and were also romantically involved," Contactmusic quoted him, as saying. "But too soon, he was called to more active duty and they were separated. So, in this life. they must complete their relationship, both romantically and in some capacity, to work together. This (new relationship) will allow the relationship that started during World War One to fully blossom," he added.
Witherspoon and Gyllenhaal have been dating ever since the actress was separated from husband Ryan Phillippe last year (07).