Saturday, August 7, 2010

Check it

Ed note:
This is a truly collaborative post, it took all of these resources for me to go to and bring together to make this post possible.

Very special thanks must to Spooky for archives/chronology from the early days of J&A, M&M for her detailed chronologies of J&K and J&A and Stubborn TB for her very keen eyes of a fellow in the background and asking about if I saw the same thing .
Couldn't have done it without you all.

For a long time the only picture of Jake at Club Lotus' 2nd anniversary party from 2002 was this picture:


Then this summer these two pictures showed up , 8 years after the party.

IHJ put them up on July 18th.


8 years? Sounds like the agreements, licenses or the embargos on them ran out.

So what? Those kind of things happen.

Well, check out it.

Look to the right of Jake's shoulder see the blue and yellow windowpane checked shirt right next to him in this picture?

Now check out it. The collar is from the same shirt behind him in this picture.

Now let's pull back a little, lighten up the background and crop the twink toga boy out of it.

Who do you see behind him?

That ear and that hand with those long fingers don't lie.

So what? The party was in 2002. They made TDAT in 2002.

Yes they did.

Starting in November 2002.

But they was casting for the movie in 2002.

Yes they did.

Jake finalized his contract in July 2002. Emmy was announced in September 2002. That's not to say that casting could not have happened before July 2002.

When was the Club Lotus party?

Well the only picture that was on IHJ for the party until the two new pictures were added, was dated as June 26 2002 on this site.

Need it s-p-e-l-l-e-d out ?
*

They've been together longer than most have thought. BEFORE TDAT started shooting.

Looks more likely "How They Met" who posted on the original Waiting for Toothy on February 9-10, 2007 was right.

It was during casting of TDAT, Austin walked in and the rest was history. They couldn't take their eyes off each other.



Now lets review.

May 2002 Austin Graduates from USC

June 26 2002 Club Lotus Party

July 17 2002 Jake in final negotiations to be cast in TDAT

July 21 2002 Announced. Maggie to film Mona Lisa Smile with Kirsten Dunst

Sept 9 2002 Emmy Rossum announcement for TDAT

Sept 18 2002 Jake and Kirsten start dating after being introduce by his sister Maggie at the after party for the premiere of Secretary

Oct 4, 2002 - Jan 2003 Mona Lisa Smile in production

November 7, 2002 - March 2003 TDAT in production

March 2003 Report that Jake is "so smitten" with Kiki he's desperate to marry her




*If it's a Texas Instrument, it's gotta be good. ; )

64 comments:

OMG! said...

Wow....so very nice.

:)

OMG! said...

Thanks everyone,this is beautiful! :)

4 year embargo said...

Remember when some thought this was Austin:

http://www.iheartjakemedia.com/displayimage.php?album=687&pos=11

4 years later, find out it wasn't:

http://www.iheartjakemedia.com/displayimage.php?album=687&pos=24

Same set of pics, he obviously removed his running outfit, but it's the same guy.

Seaweed said...

I love these collaborative posts and all the detail put into perspective. Thanks to all of you for your great detective work; and for those who still doubt that ear profile for Austin, I'm sure a similar one will surface once we take a look through the archives.

Love is everywhere.

Stubborn TB said...

Remember when some thought this was Austin:

http://www.iheartjakemedia.com/displayimage.php?album=687&pos=11

4 years later, find out it wasn't:

http://www.iheartjakemedia.com/displayimage.php?album=687&pos=24

Same set of pics, he obviously removed his running outfit, but it's the same guy.


Seriously, he took off ALL of his clothes AND put on different shoes? Wow, that is quite some effort just to do some exercise with a few stretch bands.
I guess he also did a magic spell to make the other clothes disappear into thin air since they're nowhere to be seen anywhere on that bank that Jake is sitting on.
These friends of Jakes! Sure working hard to fool is into thinking that Jake spent some time working out with Austin!

I didn't even see that checkered shirt next to Jake in the Lotus Club pictures, Special. So not only does the guy look like Austin, Jake also clearly knows him. And they're pressed against each other again, even though you can see there's enough space between Jake and Makauley (sp?).

Desperation said...

I haven't been on this site very long, but I have to say the naysayers are really too funny for words. Special puts up a mind-blowing post that proves that Austin and Jake have been together since June 2002 and this person (PR? Jack?) immediately tries to deflect and distract from the revelation.

Okay, I'll bite. The skin tone between the two men is completely different first off. Also, why would someone who's wearing blue shorts suddenly have grey workout pants on...over the shorts? Third, look to the right of Jake at the light blue jacket with the dark piping that looks like it is the same shade of blue as the blue found on the shorts worn by the milky white skinned guy. More than likely that belongs to the person working out. When the workout llght grey t-shirt/sweat panted guy is sitting next to Jake, that light blue jacket is gone. Looks like there's a darker blue shirt, but where did the lighter blue one go? And, lastly who cares?

The point is that Jake and Austin probably did fall in love at first sight on the set of TDAT, which has always been the rumor. Wow! Terrific detective work, everyone. I'm impressed! Obviously, "4 Year Embargo" is too or they wouldn't be trying so hard to deconstruct what a blind person could see.

Special K said...

Let me put up a corrected version up a comment I made and took down. Before the red pens come out.


4 Yr Embargo -

Sorry to spoil the party but the tan of the two guys in question are totally different. Check out those forearms. The guy without the shirt is much paler than the guy sitting next to Jake.

LOL!! said...

Boy Jake sure worked out with a lot of guys 4 years ago: Katz, Nichols and guy #3, LOL!!!

Jake signed on in 7/02 so of course there was casting prior, that is not earth shattering news.

June 2002 casting:Jake, Quaid, Austin, etc except Emmy. I thought all this was common knowledge.

What I don't get is why Austin is cut out of this pic? And 8 years later why not show him sitting next to Jake, big deal.

I don't think the pics have been "sat on" rather it's a product of a fan that runs a site(IHJ) that has been searching high and low looking for pics or anything to keep interest to Jake's waning online fandom.

You ain't spoiling anyone's party SK, I just think it's funny how many times pics are found and it's always matching Austin's ear, or forehead, etc.

Are there photos of Austin where Jake is spotted by matching his moles??

Special K said...

You are skirting around the point.

The bottom line is that now there are photos that link them together not only before TDAT but

BEFORE

"dating" Kiki

LOL! said...

Of course they met before filming, in casting. Why would you need 8 year old pics of an ear and a shirt to make you feel otherwise? I thought it was common knowledge that they had to have met during casting (i'm not talking about how they met from the original wft, clearly she came to the same conclusion, common sense).

Now did they start to see each other then or after is the question. Did Maggie set-up a beard for Jake or was that legit? were they cheating on Kiki and Claire from day one or did that happen after?

No way to know since back then they all seem to run in the same circles and have the same friends.

There really aren't any pap pics of Jake and Austin from 2002 - 2004, and you would think there would be because of TDAT and Wimbledon.

There are a few from 2005 and then 2006 on. If they were together than they did a good job of dodging the paps, even the bits and pieces of ears, etc is pretty lame.

He met Katz on the set of DD and yet there are pics of them together from 2002, odd.

Would like to see actual pics from that time and not just the back of the head, would be nice.

I thought that Ted said that he and Kiki were legit at first, would hate to think he did that to her, shitty behavior and he since has repeated it.

LOL! said...
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Seaweed said...

BINGO !

Special K said...

I didn't even see that checkered shirt next to Jake in the Lotus Club pictures, Special. So not only does the guy look like Austin, Jake also clearly knows him. And they're pressed against each other again, even though you can see there's enough space between Jake and Makauley (sp?).

I was trying to figure out a way to back up who we both saw behind Jake. After all these years of looking for Austin, many of us have keen eyes of detection, but there are always naysayers.

Looking at the only picture we had for so long, I noticed how close Jake was sitting next to the one guy. Then in the wee small hours of the morning it hit me, THAT'S IT! Enlarged it and went back to the new picture and bingo it matched the collar.

glad he is to hear that he is hanging with Matilda's godmother said...

jeezjon: Had a lovely breakfast today with @godzilladreamer, @tubetone & @keyframegirl. Also having breakfast there? Jake Gyllenhaal & Busy Phillips.
about 1 hour ago via web

the real m said...

Great detective work. That's why I love this site. Sooner or later someone spots something and the trail of crumbs leads to a revelation. Funny how often the trail leads to Austin. I always thought Jake's relationship with Kirsten was just his youthful attempt at fitting in. Most of the gay men I know had a girlfriend in their youth. But now I am not so sure. A beard from the start seems way more likely. I do think Jake liked her though, and she liked him. She was always smiling at him.

Jersey Tom said...

Great pickup SK. Like there is any dougt Jake and Austin havent been in a long term relationship.

Jersey Tom said...

^doubt

Privacy obsession said...

@Keyframegirl: Had an awesome breakfast @ LaMill in Silverlake with friends. Busy Phillips & Jake Gyllenhaal were there too.
about 2 hours ago via TweetMe for Palm

Jake is a master at moving around the universe, undetected, but he has definite hang-outs. Here we go again with LaMill in Silverlake. I've never seen someone so obsessed with his privacy and making sure people are kept in the dark or mislead about his comings and goings. Why would someone be so secretive? Surely not because he's single. Usually men, who are unattached have no reason to slink in and out of airports. Be seen one moment openly chillin' on the ferry into MV with Atti, the next back in LA, undetected getting from Point A to Point B. They I think Special has hit the nail on the head.

Privacy obsession said...

^ correction for last sentence
delete "They"

Stubborn TB said...

So we have someone coming here to tell us that the guy who was previously wearing a shirt and what seems to be long wool track pants changed out of them into shorts and no shirt and put on different shoes and bleached his skin in the matter of a few minutes.

On the other side we have Special posting pictures and a timeline to support that this might be Austin at the party.


And which theory does Jack, the big seeker for the truth, find fault in?
Why, of course Specials, cause there are no pics from the front and because she posted a timeline, duh!

JG:Matilda's Godfather/BP: Matilda's Godmother said...

Most actors go to A to B undetected, not everyone uses LAX. The MV/Atti spotting was late June, it's August. His siter and brother in law sure get around w/o being detected.

Jake isn't the It boy anymore, so off the radar has more to do with his status on the Hw food chain at the moment.

If he is trying to be private, that he has chosen the wrong places to hangout, LaMill is a trendy to be seen spot, R. gosling has been seen there a lot a9 he lives in Silverlake).

For someone that is in a long-term relationship, he sure acts like he is single. Breakffast at LaMill with Matilda's godmother,not the first time he has been spotted with her, her husband and kids, hanging on MV, clubs in L,A,, etc.

Doesn't sound like someone in a relationship with kids, he should be at home having breakfast instead of some pretentious coffee cafe.

A lot of his pretentious hipster muscisian pals live in Silverlake/Venice I bet.

Special K said...

Nice try Jack. But it's not going to work.

Stubborn TB said...

Doesn't sound like someone in a relationship with kids, he should be at home having breakfast instead of some pretentious coffee cafe.

Oh my god, Busy broke up with her husband and she gave away her daughter?!?
She must have or else she couldn't be having breakfast with Jake at LaMill!

the real m said...

Acts like he's single? You must be joking. He drives a 7 passenger car and has not been on a date with a woman since Kirsten if you exclude the obvious Reeke bearding. Staged Russian photos of Jake looking uncomfortable do not count. I've never seen anyone look more unsingle. Is that a word? Cue PR to set up a date for Jake in the next couple of days. Photos to magically appear on just jared.

confused said...

What difference does it make when they first met? What bearing does it have on their current relationship? (whatever kind of relationship it is)

Special K said...

Well X17 has Jake out to dinner with Maggie and Peter and who they claim is a new lady. Yeah right. Looks more like a friend who's hauling him around.

X17

So Jake's in LA and Sophia's in NC. (Since she tweeted that is is because of work she can't go. Yeah that's it)

PoP Quiz: Wonder who really might be closer to getting a TCA Surfboard on Sunday night?

What's really sad said...

First comment on the X17 story:
Posted by: Carmela
Jake interviewing possible new beards already? Just come out already Jake.


What's really sad, is the pap asked if he had a comment about Prop. 8 and I think I heard him say something like, "Are you kidding me?"

No, Jake. We're not kidding.

destiny said...

Good detective work. I find it interesting to fill in the holes. However it doesn't really change my belief that Kiki was both a real relationship and a beard. Total speculation I know, but there just seemed like there was something there, if only because Kiki seemed so upset at the end, and not staying in touch. Still think Jake might have thought he could have a relationship with a girl and a boy on the side.

Also, never thought about this, but since breaking up with Jake, I don't recall seeing any of those nauseating couples articles about Kiki. Makes me think that it was coming from Jake's people, and then of course they continued that with Reese.

I'll comment on all the Jake sightings later when I have time to look at everything.

x17 said...

Poor SK,thought Jake was in NC or MI where Austin is filming that movie!

Must be pissed that he has been L.A. all this time.

Jake ain't attending that chesey TCA on Monday, because he aint winning, the same reason Sophia isn't going.

Sweeping generalization said...

Must be pissed that he has been L.A. all this time.

And, how do you know where Jake was last week or the week before? All you know is that he had dinner with his sister and brother-in-law last night and showed up at LaMill this morning. Oh yeah and that he has no on-the-record comment on Prop 8.

Special K said...

Didn't say anything about Jake being anywhere this weekend. Sorry to disappoint.

Maggie & Peter are in LA for the premiere of Nanny McPhee.

And the surfboard? Well that was a question that you jump to an answer yourself.


BTW: Looks like they didn't take OMG's theme song suggestion, and instead are going local.

AUS10NICHOLS:do yourself a favor. check out #onwardsoldiers best new band. LET THE TIME ROLL BY will be the theme song or our half-marathon!! about 4 hours ago via web

Is this Austin's hint that Jake won't be at the finish? :D

I'm running my ass off for the gulf. www.crowdrise.com/austinnichols. I will have NO ass at the end!!!! Donate now!! about 3 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

x17 said...

There were tweets and FB sightings of Jake and Maggie in L.A. last week.

Stubborn TB said...

What's really sad, is the pap asked if he had a comment about Prop. 8 and I think I heard him say something like, "Are you kidding me?"

No, Jake. We're not kidding.


Actually Jake said "Are you kidding me?" to the other guy before the pap even brought up Prop 8. It looks like he was supposed to be getting Jakes car or something but then just ran away without answering Jake.

And that woman is clearly his assistant that he's been out with several times, you can see her in the beginning waiting with Maggie (yeah, Jake was trying to hide her X17, just another made up story from them). She's been out with Jake several times before, I think in that one set of pics a few weeks (months?) ago they were also going to Girgio Baldi.
They were also hanging out when Reeke was still going on, so even if Jake wanted to get a new beard, it certainly wouldn't be her.

But then that just isn't much of a story, is it?

What's really sad said...

Actually Jake said "Are you kidding me?" to the other guy before the pap even brought up Prop 8. It looks like he was supposed to be getting Jakes car or something but then just ran away without answering Jake.

I stand corrected. Still, no one seemed to have anything to say about one of the most important civil rights issues of our time. That includes, Jake, Peter and Maggie. Didn't they use to be involved with the HRC and, of course, GLAAD events? Very disappointing. In fact, their uniformly glum expressions tell me that they are all covering for Jake. One more example of how deep inside the closet the man really is. Even his sister and brother-in-law don't what anything remotely gay to be associated with them. I think psychologists would call Peter and Maggie, "Enablers." So I'm still sad.

AUS10 said...

#thekidsareallright. Go see this movie. Incredible writing. Incredible acting. Annette benning wrecks shop.
43 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

link please said...

I don't remember either Peter or Maggie involved in gay issues.

HRC? GLADD? When?

Austin Drinkmaster said...

I just invented a new drink. The ron burgundy. I may release the recipe.
6 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Special K said...

His Burgundy drink?

I'm going to guess Scotch, Scotch Scotch

Wonder if Austin's porn name is Tits McGee

gillette said...

changed out of them into shorts and no shirt and put on different shoes and bleached his skin

He shaved too.

Methodical Muser said...

Well, well, well. The puzzle pieces fit more snuggly every day, don’t they? There are many significant aspects to your post today, Special, but if I had to signal out just one, it would be how strong this relationship must be. We all knew they met when they filmed TDAT together, but this timeline indicates that their inseparability had to have occurred pretty early on in their relationship. Particularly, since that shoulder touch between them conveys an intimacy that is already well established. The other thought that hits me is how there aren’t any photos of Jake and Austin together until the Casanova Premiere (11/2005) many years later, even though Austin talks about him and Jake playing tennis in England when he was filming Wimbledon, or the fleeting ear photo of Austin (with Claire Oswalt) attending a pre-Oscar party in 2/2005 . Even when you would think there would be plenty of photos of them together (i.e. TDAT Premiere), done have surfaced. Almost like they knew what was shared between them was so momentous that any kind of visual representations of the “sparks flying” was probably much too revealing of the hidden feelings both shared. Luckily, we don’t even need to imagine what that spiritual and physical connection is between them because we all remember those smoldering Lakers photos from 2/06.

For two guys who talked glowingly about one another in interviews, saying things like: "I have had three incredible teachers along the way; Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Bettany, and Markus Flanagan," or, in an early interview where Austin said his favorite thing to do was to cook a meal with Jake, or the stories about Jake sticking his tongue out at Austin and making him laugh throughout the filming you sure don't see much tangible evidence of this. And, how many times have we heard that they are best friends? Jake was in London for This Is Our Youth from March 1-April 20, 2002 so we know Jake wasn’t doing auditions for TDAT during that time period. So unless they met prior to Jake’s theatrical debut, it’s likely the two came together sometime between late April to mid-June.

AUS10 said...

The ron burgundy is titos vodka. Sprite. And cran-pom!! It is GLORIOUS!!!!!
18 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Methodical Muser said...

I will have NO ass at the end!!!!

Poor Austin. Besides the humorous double entendre (ass and “end”), I'm beginning to feel sorry for him. First his man boobs are shrinking and now he has the prospect of no ass. Don't think Jake will be too happy with that prospect. It’s “amazing” what that man will do for the environment.

Austin's rooster said...

Who cares about the sideshows? I'm the headliner.

lol said...

Desperate hausfraus! Can't seem to link J&A in the same location, what with Twitter, Facebook, paps, camera phones etc, so the frumps have to salivate over some 8 year old sketchy pic of an ear!!!LOL!!!!!!

mixology said...

The drink sounds good. ;)

Face it said...

lol said...
Desperate hausfraus! Can't seem to link J&A in the same location, what with Twitter, Facebook, paps, camera phones etc, so the frumps have to salivate over some 8 year old sketchy pic of an ear!!!LOL!!!!!!


I love how people get so angry when the truth prevails. Jake and Austin have been together for 8 years.

Special K said...

Kiki got more press from her behaviors post Jake more than anything else. The partying, the hook ups. Then the break from acting to study art. And rehab.

She went on to do a documentary about the voting and the elections during the 2008 campaign.

Kiki dated a number of musicians and the guy she work with on the documentary. She is now dating drummer Jason Boesel.

So how close of circle are all the people in the J&A story?

Well....

Alex Greenwald, from the band Phantom Planet, was in Donnie Darko with Jake, used to date Kiki. Jason Schwartzman was in Phantom Planet with Alex and starred with Kirsten in Marie Antoinette. Kirsten "dated" Jake, and co-starred with Austin in Wimbledon while Austin was "dating" Claire Oswalt. Claire dated Jason Schwartzman after she broke off the engagement with Austin. Jake dated singer Jenny Lewis from the band Rilo Kiley when Donnie Darko premiered, and Kirsten is now dating Jason Boesel who is Rilo Kiley's drummer.

Special K said...

Titos Vodka is a handmade vodka from Austin Texas.

Over at Tipsy Texan website it is the choice of vodka for many of the drink recipes for a lot of the drink contests.

Tipsy Texan

Morbidly Moist said...
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lint in my navel said...

We all know about the incestious HW connections SK, but thanks for the reminder!

PS: Kiki also dated Heath before Jake and dated Dustin Hoffman's son Jake Hoffman before she dated Alex Greenwald. Jake has always said that Dustin is his mentor and Dustin in an interview while promoting MM that Jake and his son Jake were friends and ended up dating the same girls which would include Kiki. I assume they attended the same L.A. schools. Alex was in DD, so it looks like he knew him before Kiki.

LTR said...

I love how people get so angry when the truth prevails. Jake and Austin have been together for 8 years.

I really love this - it's no easy feat to stay together that long, especially in HW.

kerligirl13 said...
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Huh? said...

Huh? Why would anyone be "angry"? TDAT started filming in 11/02, I thought that the prevailing thought was they were together that long. 2002- 2010= 8 years. Of course there auditions prior, earlier in 2002.

Before or after Kiki, friends at first or after or started from the beginning, it's still 7 plus/8 years not much of a dif and if you knew how HW works you should have figured out already that cast and crew get together/know/audtion was before filming, it's called pre-production you sill rabbits.

I would like to think they started out as platonic friends and it ended up something more later on,if not that would mean that Austin cheated on his fiance from day one and Jake went into a relationship with Kiki not only to beard but she was a list and a great catch.

Sleazy and tacky if true and it looks like nothing has changed, pathetic.

kerligirl13 said...
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Special K said...

To the troll who is using the kerligirl13 id

What you are doing is incredibly cruel and will not be tolerated at this blog.

Methodical Muser said...

Good detective work. I find it interesting to fill in the holes. However it doesn't really change my belief that Kiki was both a real relationship and a beard. Total speculation I know, but there just seemed like there was something there, if only because Kiki seemed so upset at the end.

What I find intriguing is that Jake fell hard for Austin months before his sister supposedly hooked him up with Kirsten in mid-September. At only 21, it is undeniable that the man's career was blasting off at lightning speed, with hardly a minute to spare, (The Good Girl, Lovely & Amazing, Moonlight Mile, and his notable March/April London theatrical debut in This Is Our Youth). Yet, in the middle of all this remarkable "It Boy" career success, we now know that Austin is literally the one who is by his side.

I agree that Jake had great affection for Kirsten, but I’m now finding it hard to believe that she was not aware of Jake’s reputation for boys. If Austin is already attending the Lotus party in June 2002 with Jake, I have little doubt that he probably was seen with him at other parties and events during that life-changing transitional summer of 2002; both men already being viewed as a couple among their artistic circle of friends. It’s interesting that trustworthy "let's keep it in the family" Maggie is the one credited with supposedly bringing them together right before the five-month filming schedule for TDAT was to begin in early 2002.

Odd that someone who is just about to embark on an extensive film location shoot in Canada starts a torrid affair before he leaves and then, immediately, once the production ends in March, Jake’s "handlers" make sure to float the story that he is so smitten with Kirsten that he’s desperate to marry her. Now, how and when did this forever love connection come about when the Jakester wasn’t even around? When he was shacking up with Austin in Montreal cooking up meals and other things as well.

It’s now pretty clear who Jake was smitten with during and following the filming of TDAT and it sure as heck wasn’t Kiki. How do we know this? Well, probably because right after their five-month "honeymoon," we don't find that the fling is over. Instead, we discover that Kirsten's status has facilitated them being able to stay together by helping to get the relatively unknown, Austin a prominent gig in her upcoming film, Wimbledon.

Very clever when you think about it. Jake and Kirsten were able to continue their sham "soul-mate" relationship while providing another opportunity for Jake to continue his "friendship" with Austin. Naysayers, of course, will probably try to argue that this was just a coincidence too. Riiiight. I'm sure Kirsten just wanted to help Jake because he was missing his good buddy. Let’s face it, we’ve all seen how hard it is for Jake to hide his emotions. So, once again, it’s difficult for me to believe that Kirsten was in the dark about what was happening right before her own eyes.

Special K said...

Kiki grew up in Hollywood as a child actor and was friends with the same people that Jake grew up with and went to school with. How could she not know Jake and who Jake was, and that he was gay. There were talk about him dating guys in HW before TDAT. She knew what the whole score was going into it.

i sent an e-mail to Ted, he will confirm said...

Jake was fooling around with Peter shortly after he started dating maggie. Peter is BI and purses fall out of his mouth when he talks.

He got Peter the Jarhead and Rendition gig, nuf said

Special K said...

Well hey Jack see you're back.

cute! said...

http://www.fanpop.com/spots/one-tree-hill/images/14427628/title/sophia-austin-photos-from-janas-wedding-photo

Hating yourself is the greatest love of all said...

Austin looks drunk to me. Would have to be. It's hard living a lie and you need something to get you through the night. Notice his left hand. He's not even grabbing hold of her bare thigh. Don't know any heterosexual man who would miss that opportunity.

the real m said...

Good points about what we did not see in those early years. I am more convinced than ever that the relationship was hidden from the start. No wonder they are so good at it now.

Y'all make me laugh soooooooooo muchh said...

LOL who says this blog isn't entertainment!

Clearer and clearer said...

Exactly, m. Which means that Kirsten knew as well. How many times do we have to hear stories about Jake's open secret before we admit that his inner circle was not only aware of his orientation from the beginning, but that no one really cared. In fact, those so-called "helpful" friends were crucial in shaping Jake's professional image, and continue to prove instrumental in selling his straight status to the public today.

Although, the way Jake looks in that X17 from yesterday, I have to admit that he should try to get himself a new set of friends because he's looking pretty rough around the edges. Boy, is he looking bad. A far cry from the brightly lit young man who always seemed to have a smile for everyone.