- Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift dated in 2010 for only a few months
- Taylor Swift released a 10-minute long version of "All Too Well" in 2021 alongside a short film
- The film and song are allegedly about Gyllenhaal, however, neither of them confirmed or denied this
Jake Gyllenhaal is finally opening up about the drama that surrounded his name just a few months ago when Taylor Swift released her ten-minute long rendition of "All Too Well", alongside a short film.
The movie and song are reportedly about Gyllenhaal after fans took a deep dive into the lyrics and photos of the couple when they were together all the way back in 2010.
Jake Gyllenhaal isn't the man from the song
Two years after their whirlwind romance, Jake Gyllenhaal made headlines when Taylor Swift released "All Too Well", and ten years later, releasing "Taylor's Version", the ten-minute long rendition of the song had his name making headlines once more, regardless of whether or not he's the man!
In his latest interview, Gyllenhaal spoke with Esquire, and set the record straight!
"It has nothing to do with me," he said. "It's about her relationship with her fans. It is her expression. Artists tap into personal experiences for inspiration, and I don’t begrudge anyone that," he said.
While fans were quick to judge, Gyllenhaal shared he had to turn off his Instagram comments on his account because of all the people with negative things to say.
Although he hasn't said much on the topic until now, Gyllenhaal is speaking up.
He noted that it's important to be kind to one another, saying to the outlet, "At some point, I think it’s important when supporters get unruly that we feel a responsibility to have them be civil and not allow for cyberbullying in one’s name."
He added, "That begs for a deeper philosophical question. Not about any individual, per se, but a conversation that allows us to examine how we can—or should, even—take responsibility for what we put into the world, our contributions into the world."
He continued, "How do we provoke a conversation? We see that in politics. There’s anger and divisiveness, and it’s literally life-threatening in the extreme."
When asked if he had listened to the new song, he simply just said "no".
Gyllenhaal will be featured on Esquire's March issue!