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Posted at 8:15 AM ET, 01/ 5/2011

After the reported Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift split, a walk down memory lane

By Jen Chaney

Gyllenhaal and Swift: A song about the break-up is undoubtedly forthcoming. (AP, Getty)

As you may have heard or read overnight, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift have reportedly broken up, ending a relationship that lasted all of two months. Actually, relationship almost seems like the wrong word here. Their affair was more like a series of very public coffee and ice cream runs. (Instead of bursting out with, "I think we should see other people," did one of them just say, "Hey, I think we should stop consuming caffeine and sugar together?")

People magazine, among other outlets, reported the split, citing a source who claims the 21-year-old songstress and the 30-year-old "Prince of Persia" star called things off last month. Assuming things really are over, at least we can live with the solace that this pairing gave us so, so many memories. Let's recall them now, shall we?

Remember when various gossip blogs reported back in October that Swift and Gyllenhaal got cozy backstage at "Saturday Night Live" and you thought, "That has to be just a rumour."

Remember when they supposedly got all giggly while going on an ice cream date in Santa Barbara? And you thought, "Maybe they really are together." And then you couldn't watch "Donnie Darko" the same way again for at least three straight weeks?

Remember that afternoon when you spent 15 minutes internally debating whether the new "it" couple should be dubbed Swiftenhaal or Gyllenswift, then decided both names made you vaguely nauseous and abandoned the effort?

Remember over Thanksgiving weekend, when they went out for maple lattes and you thought, "You know, maybe those crazy kids will make this thing work ... or at least gain some serious weight."

Remember how you mentioned to your sister-in-law that Gyllenhaal was dating Swift after seeing a matinee of "Love & Other Drugs"? And she had absolutely no idea? The good news is she's probably already forgotten that you said that, so this break-up will have no emotional impact on her whatsoever.

Ah, memories.

By Jen Chaney  | January 5, 2011; 8:15 AM ET
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I just hope Taylor Swift got enough material for her album.

Posted by: epjd | January 5, 2011 9:01 AM | Report abuse

pffftttt. Good call, ep.

Also, probably using "You are attacked by a wild Gyllenswift!" in my next nerdy adventure.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | January 5, 2011 9:21 AM | Report abuse

You know after a while, those beards do start to get itchy.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | January 5, 2011 9:34 AM | Report abuse

I was thinking Jaylor, and I agree with ep. I hope Jake is prepared to relive the last two months in about a year and a half when the next album drops.

Posted by: MzFitz | January 5, 2011 9:45 AM | Report abuse

If these two crazy kids can't make it, what hope is there for the rest of us!?

Posted by: mrsdorkusmaximus | January 5, 2011 11:36 AM | Report abuse

At least these two were smart enough not to get tattoos of each other's names, get pregnant, get engaged/married, renew their vows and all the other nonsense that usually follows celebs being in lust with each other.

Posted by: Californian11 | January 5, 2011 1:58 PM | Report abuse

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