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Jake Gyllenhaal Pot Rumor Goes Up in Smoke

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By Daniel Gates


A bizarre story only now circulating months after the couple split claims Reese Witherspoon dumped Jake Gyllenhaal because he smoked marijuana.

The rumor began with Janet Charlton’s Hollywood, the same embarrassing waste of HTML that announced Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor broke up (they did not), exaggerated an Amy Winehouse “crush” on Robert Pattinson, and concocted an absurd story that Stephanie Pratt suspected brother Spencer Pratt of masterminding her DUI arrest.

“Jake had a habit that Reese could not live with, and he wouldn’t give it up,” claims the site, sourcing the former couple’s “acquaintance.”

“He smoked way too much. And we’re not talking nicotine here.”

Charlton insists Witherspoon thought Gyllenhaal smoked too much pot, and that it’s the “real” reason behind the couple’s split.

Now the story is making the rounds among such sites as The Blemish.

The outlets don’t really care that it’s total nonsense.

They want us to believe that Witherspoon was happily attached to Gyllenhaal… until one day she realized he was a drug user and promptly dropped him? After a long-term relationship, during which Gyllenhaal famously charmed Witherspoon’s children?

We’re going to side with logic here, and not the so-called “acquaintance” Charlton cites.

A rep for Gyllenhaal tells Gossip Cop the report is “completely untrue.”


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