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Originally posted 01/15/2010 01:35PM
While she may not appear in It's Complicated, Maggie Gyllenhaal felt a special personal connection to the romantic marital comedy – because of her own parents' recent divorce after 30 years of marriage, the actress told a private, star-studded gathering Tuesday.
Gyllenhaal said she laughed and cried throughout the movie, which stars Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin as a couple trying to sort out their relationship after their legal split. "I'm kind of in the thick of all that, and it's nice to laugh about it a little," said Gyllenhaal, who presented the It's Complicated stars with the best ensemble cast award at the National Board of Review Awards, at Cipriani's 42nd Street in Manhattan.
Gyllenhaal, 32, also said that she and her mom, 63-year-old screenwriter Naomi Foner, who on Christmas Eve split from director Stephen Gyllenhaal, recently dished about men over a bottle of wine, "which we never would have done before she got divorced. She told me about the sexy Zen Buddist Ping-Pong-playing married carpenter who had been hitting on her."
Originally posted 05/05/2009 06:30PM
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard are famously private – and they kept their weekend wedding characteristically intimate, sources tell PEOPLE.
The longtime couple exchanged vows inside the cloister of a convent called the Convento di Santa Maria di Costantinopoli, a luxury bed and breakfast in Brindisi, Italy, before just 40 close friends and family members, including the bride's brother, Jake Gyllenhaal, and his girlfriend, Reese Witherspoon.
A family friend, whom a source says donned a top hat for the occasion, officiated at the half-hour ceremony, which took place at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Originally posted 05/04/2009 08:30AM
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard made it official on Saturday: The longtime couple, who have a daughter together, tied the knot in a romantic wedding in Italy.
"We are happy to confirm that Maggie and Peter were married on Saturday, May 2," the actress's rep said in a statement to PEOPLE.
The celebration took place in a small chapel in Brindisi, according to European news reports. Among the guests were Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon.
Originally posted 10/17/2008 10:50AM
Naomi Foner – the mother of Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal – has filed for divorce from their father, Stephen Gyllenhaal, Los Angeles court papers show.
Married for 30 years, Foner – a Golden-Globe winning screenwriter with credits including Running on Empty and Losing Isaiah – cites irreconcilable differences. She says the couple has been separated since Jan. 1.
Foner isn't seeking spousal support, and she also asks the court to deny Gyllenhaal – a film director – any support.
The papers were filed Wednesday.
– Ken Lee
Originally posted 08/01/2008 01:00PM
The romance between Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon is soooo "right," a friend of the couple tells PEOPLE.
"I dig Jake and Reese together," says Clifton Collins Jr., an old pal of Witherspoon, 32, and Gyllenhaal's costar in the upcoming film Brothers. "They seem happy."
Originally posted 07/22/2008 05:10PM
A posthumous Oscar for Heath Ledger for his Joker performance?
"I would vote for him," his Dark Knight cstar Maggie Gyllenhaal told reporters Monday at the film's London premiere.
Gyllenhaal, 30, said of Ledger's Oscar prospects that the "degree of difficulty should be incorporated into the award."
"To be that incredible in a movie that's this huge, that's about so many things, is really an accomplishment," she said. "In a way I feel funny thinking about the Oscars when he isn't alive, but at the same time I'm a member of the Academy and I would vote for him."
Originally posted 07/14/2008 06:00PM
About to break out of indie films and into blockbuster stardom with The Dark Knight, Maggie Gyllenhaal opens up about her family – including her little brother, Jake.
"He's great with kids – it comes naturally to him," Maggie says in the August issue of Marie Claire, about Jake Gyllenhaal, frequently seen in the company of girlfriend Reese Witherspoon and her children. "He really has that touch."
And Maggie should know. Her daughter, Ramona, turns 2 in October.
Originally posted 07/09/2008 09:00AM
Maggie Gyllenhaal is cool with onscreen nudity – so long as she's the one in the buff and not her actor-fiancé, Peter Sarsgaard.
"I hate it when Peter does a love scene," the actress, 30, admits in the August issue of Britain's Tatler. "He's very understanding – it doesn't seem to bother him [when I do one]."
She'd like to keep it that way. "I'd hate it [if he was doing it]," she says. "I'd put up with it, I'd understand, but I wouldn't like it."
Originally posted 06/30/2008 02:40PM
Maggie Gyllenhaal says motherhood made her a better actress, but now she wants to spend more time at home than in front of the cameras.
"I think having a child changes everything and has deepened everything in my life," Gyllenhaal, mom to 20-month-old daughter Ramona, told reporters recently. "I think it has deepened my acting."
Of motherhood, "It really does crack you open in every way," said the actress. "I never knew that I could be so tired. I never knew that I could work so hard. I never knew that I could love so much or be so patient or be so excited by the tiniest, tiniest little thing. Everything about it has surprised me."
Originally posted 07/02/2007 06:00AM
Maggie Gyllenhaal and fiancé Peter Sarsgaard, taking in a performance by Diana Ross at a Qatar Airways-sponsored dinner at New York's Lincoln Center. The couple listened as Ross sang her heart out for the guests – including Julianne Moore, Gayle King and Donald and Melania Trump – and feasted on a menu of chilled lobster ravioli, Harissa-dusted fillet of beef and plenty of good wine. Before Ross finished, the couple snuck out, holding hands and clearly enjoying themselves.
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