Reese talks life with Jake

The actress reveals happiness with Jake and anguish following her split from Ryan Phillippe in new interview

Reese Witherspoon has opened up about the period following her divorce from Ryan Phillippe and her relationship with boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal in an interview with US In Style.

Reese, who appears on the cover of the November issue, said of her split from Phillippe in 2006: ‘You reconsider certain things, but you just have to keep going. You have to keep it together for your kids and yourself too. 

‘I’m trying to learn from things that have happened in my life, live more in the moment, and have more fun.’

Speaking of her relationship with Jake, who she began dating before her divorce was finalised in 2007, she added: ‘Someone told me recently to live in the present but make plans and take pictures. And I am. I’m writing, more, I’m reading more, going to more concerts. Jake and I went to Coachella this year.

She also revealed the happy couple are homebods at heart, spending idyllic weekends at her farmhouse in Ojai, outside LA. ‘I love it,’ she said. ‘It reminds me of where I grew up in Tennesse. We have chickens and we grow cucumbers and tomatoes. Jake’s a great cook, he does a lot.’

Appearing on the cover to promote her new fragrance, ‘In Bloom’, the actress also told the magazine her ‘ideal scenario’ would be to make just one film a year, sparking more rumours she is ready to settle down with her children and Jake.

Just last month Reese was pictured wearing a gold band on her wedding finger, although her representatives fiercely denied reports the couple are engaged.


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