Jake Gyllenhaal Pals Delighted by Taylor Swift "Romance"

Jake’s close confidants dig his possible new leading lady

By Ted Casablanca, Taryn Ryder Nov 04, 2010 2:10 PMTags
Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor SwiftBill Davila/startraksphoto.com; Greg DeGuire/Picture Group via AP Images

Just because it's taking us some time to hop onboard the Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift apple-pickin', ice-cream lickin' train, doesn't mean the same can be said for their friends.

A good pal and career confidant of Jake's has come forward saying how "delighted" he is about the new blonde Gyllenhaal seems to have picked up.

"Everyone around him is thrilled about this," our source says of the Jake and Taylor pairing.

Swift, 20, and Gyllenhaal, 29, have been "hanging out" for a few weeks now, doing all sorts of cutesy stuff including a quick getaway to Big Sur, Calif.,  this past weekend.

Jake is currently in Los Angeles for the premiere of his new, and as we've gushed, truly fab flick Love and Other Drugs tonight.

It's only natural that the heartthrob generates some buzz then about his own love life as this possible Oscar campaign gears up.

Or are we being overly jaded?

Just saying, Taylor brings in a whole new audience of people who may be intrigued by their idol's new man.

The blond babe broke records last week for her new album, Speak Now, selling more than a million copies. And we doubt it hurt that her name was in the headlines attached to a lovable, legit good guy like Jakey rather than a smelly douche like John Mayer.

We're more than happy to be proven wrong, though. As long as they steer clear of coffee shops and give us some real PDAs we could maybe, maybe come around.