Jake Gyllenhaal has been dating his girlfriend, Jeanne Cadieu, since late 2018. The two have kept things pretty private throughout the course of their years-long relationship, but on May 6, 2021, the two were seen holding hands on a rare public outing in New York City.
In September 2021, the two made their red carpet debut at the New York Film Festival for The Lost Daughter premiere. They posed alongside Gyllenhaal’s sister Maggie Gyllenhaal and her husband Peter Sarsgaard.
In the past, Gyllenhaal has had much more public relationships: He has been romantically linked to Kristen Dunst, Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, and more.
The actor, who turned 40 years old last December, shared some of his personal life reflections with Vogue U.K. in a May 2020 interview. He said that as he’s aged, he’s become more invested in living his life than in getting wrapped up in his work and in Hollywood.
“I’m interested in my life, even more so than my work. I’ve reached a point in my career where I feel hungry in a different way. I’ve seen how much of my life I’ve neglected as a result of being committed to that work and that idea.”
He also told Vogue U.K .that he sees himself being a dad in the future.
“Yes, of course I do,” he said. “I definitely do. I think that’s probably the reason I see the end of the show the way that I see it. I know that’s why I see the end of the show the way that I see it.” He continued: “I’m not someone who has ever existed in a space where I’ve really known what’s coming next.” Around there in the interview, he trailed off, saying, “But you do have to be open to it. And there has been no other time in my life that I can safely say…”
After his very public relationships, Gyllenhaal might not want to divulge more information than that, bit it still makes one wonder: Who is Jeanne Cadieu? Here is what we know, based on a few things she has posted on her Instagram (she and Gyllenhaal keep their relationship off social media).
She’s a 26-year-old French model
She attends Columbia University.
Cadieu namechecks the Ivy League in her Instagram bio, but it’s unknown what she’s studying. The Gyllenhaals also have a history at Columbia: Jake, his sister Maggie, and their mother all count themselves as alumni. Jake studied Eastern religions and philosophy, but eventually dropped out to pursue his acting career.
She and Gyllenhaal have kept their relationship off social media.
The two have embraced privacy throughout their relationship. Cadieu hasn’t dedicated any posts to Gyllenhaal on her Instagram, nor has he posted anything about her. On the day Taylor Swift’s re-recorded Red album came out, featuring a new “All Too Well” lyric seemingly about ex Gyllenhaal’s years-long proclivity toward dating younger women (“And I was never good at telling jokes but the punch line goes / I’ll get older but your lovers stay my age,” Swift sang), both remained silent on the subject on their social media.
They may be thinking about marriage.
Gyllenhaal appeared on The Howard Stern Show in October 2021. The actor spoke candidly about his relationship with Cadieu.
“I love her so much. She’s such a good person,” he said, adding that marriage is “a choice for both of us.”
The couple appeared together at Cannes Film Festival in May 2022.
Gyllenhaal and Cadieu posed for photographers at the premiere of The Innocent. The model stunned in a fuchsia strapless gown by Loewe, while her beau opted for a simple double-breasted suit.
Gyllenhaal and Cadieu were spotted together in NYC in August 2022.
The couple wore matching uniforms of white tees, jeans, baseball hats, and sunglasses for a trip to the pharmacy.
They were photographed again in NYC a few months later.
Gyllenhaal and Cadieu took a stroll through Soho in November 2022. Cadieu wore a trendy shearling coat over a black hoodie and dark wash jeans, pairing her ensemble with brown Chelsea boots. Gyllenhaal looked sharp in a leather jacket, jeans, and Adidas sneakers.
Gyllenhaal made a rare comment on Cadieu while promoting first children’s book, The Secret Society of Aunts and Uncles.
In a new interview with People, the star discussed his family and his romantic live while promoting his new children’s book, The Secret Society of Aunts and Uncles. First, he discussed his nieces Ramona and Gloria, the daughters of his older sister Maggie Gyllenhaal and her husband Peter Sarsgaard.
“I would love to have a family, and if it’s anything like the family that my sister’s raised and has cultivated, I would be proud,” he said, adding that his relationship with them is “one of the most important” connections he has.
Referring to Cadieu, he then said “it’s no secret” he’s dating someone, but emphasized privacy.
“It’s a wonderful relationship,” he did reveal. “We are private, but I guess we are who we are. We’re just living our lives. We always have…I love that people are interested, but at the same time, it’s like what’s ours is ours.”
He then said he generally values “growing together and listening and being open” in all his relationships.
Hilary Weaver is a freelance writer based in New York who writes about politics, queer issues, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, and every woman the Queen has ever made a dame. I saw Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again three times in theaters, and that’s pretty much all you need to know.
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