The two, who met on the set of their 2007 political thriller film , split back in 2009.Discussing his ex, the actor said, "She is, as I would say about most of the women who I'm close friends with or had relationships in my life, one of the smartest, strongest people I've ever met." Photos: Getty Images/Wire Image Reese is just one of several leading ladies that the dashing movie star has shared the screen with.PHOTOS: Golden Globes 2015 Red Carpet Fashion: What the Stars Wore "He's very supportive," Witherspoon told in November 2008 of Gyllenhaal."Suffice it to say, I'm very happy in life, and I'm very lucky to have a lot of really supportive people around me who care very much for me, and, you know, that's all you can hope for in life.fan – but who she is.” Sadly the 35-year-old missed out on his chance.Jennifer tied the knot in secret last year to her longtime boyfriend Justin Theroux, but he did date Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon.Taylor and Jake, who dated for a couple of months three years ago, also attended the Weinstein and Netflix Golden Globes bash at the Beverly Hilton, although they apparently stayed close to their own pals there.
PHOTOS: Golden Globes 2015 Best Show Moments "Reese paused and hugged Jake Gyllenhaal," the eyewitness tells Us. " The former lovers were both nominated for awards at the 2015 Golden Globes.
See what an expert says Although Gyllenhaal moved into her $5 million home in June 2008, Witherspoon struggled to quell her doubts about his suitability as a stepfather and long-term partner.