We all remember the fleeting moment in 2010 when Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal dated, subsequently becoming the internet’s favorite celebrity couple at the time, well now we are taking a trip back down memory lane.
Swifties have been flooding Gyllenhaal’s Instagram feed after the actor posted a childhood photo of himself wearing glasses and asking followers to engage with a non-profit that provides glasses for those in need…but why? Get ready for this wild tale.
It all circles back to Taylor’s song “All Too Well,” which comes off her 2012 album, Red. The song is supposedly about her break-up with Gyllenhaal. Fans have pieced together theories about the song, particularly from the line where Swift sings about leaving a scarf at her boyfriend’s sister’s house that she never got back. Fans suspect that Maggie Gyllenhaal is the sister mentioned in the ballad.
In album notes on Red, there is a secret message written about maple lattes, which any good Swiftie would know that maple lattes used to be a favorite java-based beverage shared between Jake and T-Swift.
Finally in “All Too Well” Taylor sings about looking at old photos of her boyfriend who used to wear glasses as a child. This leads us right back to Gyllenhaal’s glasses-clad throwback photo on Instagram.
Once the photo was up on Jake’s account fans began reciting the lyrics to “All Too Well” directly in the comments section and spamming Jake with quotes from the song.
One fan commented “You used to be a little kid with glasses in a twin-sized bed,” and another fan exclaimed, “give Taylor Swift her scarf back.”