When it comes to celebrities, people often see what they want to see. When it comes to seeing Jake Gyllenhaal canoodling with another dude though, these people unfortunately need to get their vision checked. While visiting with Jimmy Kimmel to promote his new film Source Code, Jake Gyllenhaal complained that everyone thought his best friend was his boyfriend after Brokeback Mountain hit theaters. According to Gyllenhaal, when traveling to London as a BAFTA nominee for the film, his agent and manager saw his pal adjusting Jake’s tie…and though his buddy was going in for a little face time. “They walked in and were like, ‘Ohhh, we’re so sorry, we’ll just let you guys be!'” Jake laughed. When Gyllenhaal actually won the award, he recalled: “He’s sitting next to me, and when I won he yelled, ‘Yay, baby!’ and everyone around is was like, ‘Did he just call him baby?'” We don’t know how everyone could be so confused when clearly Jake has just been quietly waiting to date us. WE SAID CLEARLY.
Despite public romances with lovely ladies like Taylor Swift, Jenny Lewis and Reese Witherspoon, Gyllenhaal has always been followed by lingering gay rumors, or as we like to call it, “wishful thinking.” Believe me, we understand. Have you seen Neil Patrick Harris? Some part of us will never give up hope. Never.