Source: Jake Gyllenhaal Dumped Taylor Swift

Insiders say the crazy media attention on their romance caused Gyllenhaal to walk away from his 21-year-old girlfriend

By now, we've all heard that the short romance between Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal has ended -- but we've gotten little insight as to what caused the split. Now, insiders are revealing that it was Gyllenhaal's decision to walk away from his relationship with the 21-year-old songstress.

"Jake reached out to her and started all of this, but now he’s not acting as interested," a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

The twosome had spent plenty of time together from Thanksgiving to Christmas, but reportedly called it quits right before New Year's Eve. Sources say Gyllenhaal was not happy with all the media hoopla surrounding their new coupling.

"He said he wasn't feeling it anymore and was uncomfortable with all the attention they got," says the insider of the actor, 30. "He also said he could feel the age difference. Taylor is really upset. We told her not to move so fast with this but she didn't listen."

We think Jake should be used to the media circus by now, considering he did date Reese Witherspoon for years, but those close to Gyllenhaal say he's just not willing to go that route again with Swift.

"Jake cares about her, but (the publicity) was a lot for him. He wants to keep his private life private, and that’s hard to do dating Taylor."

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