We’re not sure we could EVER love the gym as much as we love all the stuff that makes us need it, so when we heard whisperings that Jake Gyllenhaal and his girlfriend Alyssa Miller had split up because of his obsession with pumping iron, it genuinely took us around 15 minutes to get our head around it.
We just like cake, alright?!
Also, SAD TIMES.
33-year-old Jake was reportedly spending more time than we have in a day at the gym, beefing up for his role as a boxer in new film Southpaw.
However, it turns out Jake’s 25-year-old model girlfriend didn’t like beef quite as much as him, and it was reportedly his constant training that led to the end of their relationship.
in an interview with Deadline, Southpaw’s director, Antoine Fuqua, revealed: “Literally. I think he broke up with his girlfriend because he was just in the gym every day.
“He was training like a fighter. I had him sparring, really getting hit. I put him in situations where I wanted to see what he was made of. No one but fighters understand the sacrifice it takes to be a fighter.”
Not sure we want to know in real life, but sure.
He added: “Jake is going to change how people see him. I had him training twice a day in the boxing ring, he did two-a-days seven days a week.
“I pretty much had him with me and my trainer every day. I took him to almost every fight. I had him train at Floyd Mayweather’s gym in Vegas and we watched Floyd’s fights, and the Manny Pacquiao fight. He trained in New York at Church Gym with real fighters.
“We literally turned him into a beast… Jake, my god, he’s a very electric, powerful fighter in this movie, and a guy who fights for his daughter. I’m confident that this will change how people see Jake, as a leading man.”
‘LITERALLY’ a beast. Perhaps that’s what scared Alyssa off – unless they were planning a real life remake of Beauty and the Beast. We’re getting carried away here, sorry.
Us weekly originally broke news of their split back in January, when an insider told them: “They fizzled out. It happened a while ago – before the holidays.”
There was rumours that they’d rekindled their romance not too long after, but judging by this latest interview, everything’s dead and buried for good this time.
Obviously we hope the complete opposite happens, but this is Hollywood we’re talking about.
He’ll probably be dating us by next week. In our dreams at least.
Anyway, this is super sad news and we’re gutted they broke up because we had a BIG love for their relationship.
Now, where’s our gym kit…
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