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Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal's timeline explored as 'All Too Well' 10-minute version sparks meme fest online

Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal's past relationship garners attention amid 'All Too Well' rerelease (Image via Getty Images)
Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal's past relationship garners attention amid 'All Too Well' rerelease (Image via Getty Images)
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Barsha Roy

Taylor Swift recently took the internet by storm after announcing the release of a 10-minute version of All Too Well as part of her much-awaited rerecorded album Red (Taylor’s Version).

The song made waves when it was originally featured on the singer’s 2012 album Red. Although it was never released as an official single, it is considered to be one of Taylor’s highly-acclaimed tracks.

The track is rumored to have been written in the aftermath of Taylor’s break-up with Jake Gyllenhaal in 2011. Fans were also quick to conclude that the Brokeback Mountain actor served as the singer’s muse for the heartbreaking number.


During a 2012 appearance in Good Morning America, the pop star mentioned All Too Well was the “hardest” song she wrote for Red and also revealed the original duration of the track:

“It took me a long time to filter through everything I wanted to put in the song. It started out probably being a 10-minute song, which you can’t put on an album.”

Following the revelation, 'Swifties' continued to request a full-length version of the song and a music video for the track. Nearly a decade later, Taylor Swift finally decided to release the full version of All Too Well, alongside a self-directed short film featuring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brian.

The renewed excitement about the song also made fans remember Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal’s past relationship. Several social media users have since reacted to the situation with a barrage of hilarious memes.


A look into Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal’s relationship

Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal first sparked dating rumors in 2010 after the duo appeared on an episode of Saturday Night Live to support Emma Stone. The pair were then photographed in New York City during Thanksgiving.

The duo reportedly went to visit the actor’s sister Maggie Gyllenhaal at the time. Following the event, the latter confirmed the rumor by saying it was “great” to have the pop star for dinner.

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Unfortunately, the couple called it quits in March 2011 after Jake Gyllenhaal decided to end the brief romance. A source close to the actor told US Weekly at the time that he was uncomfortable with the extreme scrutiny of the highly-publicized relationship:

"Jake just told her it wasn't working out. Taylor is really upset and hurt. She feels really burned by him."

The relationship garnered further attention after the Grammy Award winner released Red in 2012 and listeners joined the dots between her lyrics and the events surrounding her short-lived romance with the Spider-Man: Far From Home star.


Twitter responds to 'All Too Well' re-release with hilarious memes

Fans react to 'All Too Well' rerelease with a barrage of memes about Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal’s relationship (Image via Taylor Swift/Instagram)
Fans react to 'All Too Well' rerelease with a barrage of memes about Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal’s relationship (Image via Taylor Swift/Instagram)

Taylor Swift’s announcement about All Too Well 10-minute version and the accompanying short film brought her past relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal under the limelight a decade after the stars parted ways.

Viewers pointed out that the age difference between Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brian, the actors featured in the short film, also echoed the 10-year age gap between Taylor and Jake, at the time of their relationship.

📝The age gap between Dylan O’Brien and Sadie Sink is 10 years exactly like Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal.All Too Well short movie will be out next Friday! #RedTaylorsVersion https://t.co/9PinHs5Qet

Fans recalled all the hints about the rumored relationship in the heartbreak number, specifically, the lyrics mentioning a “scarf” that the couple once shared. Netizens also took to Twitter to react to the scenario with funny memes and humorous remarks:

Jake Gyllenhaall running to give Taylor Swift her scarf back before the release of #AllTooWellTheShortFilm https://t.co/ddlaWXlPRi
taylor swift when she finds her scarf in jake gylenhalls sisters drawer https://t.co/w42fNwSSPP
taylor really made the age gap between sadie sink and dylan o'brien the same as her and jake gyllenhaal, jake is truly never getting a break ever
dylan o'brien being 30 years old and sadie sink being 19 = almost the same age jake and taylor were when they dated...oh she knows what she's doing EVERYTHING is intentional
jake gyllenhaal looking for the old scarf from the very first week that reminds him of innocence and smells like taylor swift https://t.co/xJPGIbSg3P
taylor swift on the scarf she left, jake gyllenhaal step into the mic 💀 @taylorswift13 #redtaylorsversion #TaylorsVersion #November19 https://t.co/EmXUIPIh9I
Live footage of Jake Gyllenhaal with Taylor Swift’s scarf https://t.co/tbqf2R8WJW
Jake Gyllenhaal rn going to her sisters house to find the damn scarf so he can give it back: https://t.co/fW3aE4QKx1
Jake Gyllenhaal at Maggie Gyllenhaal's house searching for Taylor's scarf so she doesn't have to release the 10 minutes version of All Too Well: https://t.co/m4Uuouy6CF

Although Taylor and Jake’s brief romance has been consistently associated with the former’s critically-acclaimed song, the stars have never directly acknowledged their relationship in public.


During a 2015 appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Jake Gyllenhaal mentioned that he “doesn’t know” if Taylor Swift wrote All Too Well about him. As reactions on the song’s re-release continue to pour in online, it remains to be seen if the actor will respond to the situation in the days to come.


Edited by Abu Amjad Khan
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