Jake Gyllenhaal brushes off Taylor Swift bait: 'She is a beautiful girl'

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Jake Gyllenhaal Reacts to 'GMA' Playing Taylor Swift During His Interview

Despite their whirlwind romance ending back in 2010, Jake Gyllenhaal is still getting grilled on his relationship with ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift. This time, the questions came frpm none other than radio bad-boy Howard Stern.

Gyllenhaal, currently on a press tour to promote his new boxing film, Southpaw, was asked about Swift during a sit-down on Stern's SiriusXM radio show. The host referenced the actor's appearance on Good Morning America this past Monday, when Gyllenhaal's interview segment was introduced using Swift's "Bad Blood" -- a moment that felt undeniably pointed.

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When baited about the morning show situation, the Nightcrawler star laughed off the whole situation. "First of all, I did not hear that," Gyllenhaal said. "When I'm doing an interview [and] up at 5 a.m., and you can't really make sense of words. You're not thinking about the background music that's playing behind you."

"There are dark things that happen on Good Morning America," he added. "That is not one of them... I'm sure they have so much music on that show playing all the time, it's just one of those things."

Stern continued to pump the 34-year-old actor about the relationship, insisting he is "super attracted" to Taylor Swift and asking why Gyllenhaal didn't lock that down when he had the chance.

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"She is a beautiful girl," Gyllenhaal finally offered before asking Stern why he hadn't given out this kind of life advice several years back. Stern doubled-down by saying he would have pulled the film star aside and declared, "'Jake, this is The One. Nothing is sexier than a woman who can play songs and write.'"

All this talk about settling down just so happens to come on the heels of the star's admission that he really wants to be a father. Hmm...

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Jake Gyllenhaal attends the meet & greet for the Manhattan Theatre Club production of 'Constellations' at the MCC Rehearsal Studios on November 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is seen on November 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by SBN/Star Max/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal arrives at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 8, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal attends day one of Variety Studio: Actors On Actors presented by Samsung Galaxy on November 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Variety)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Jake Gyllenhaal attends AOL's BUILD Speaker Series: Jake Gyllenhaal Discusses His New Film 'Nightcrawler' at AOL Studios In New York on November 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Jake Gyllenhaal is seen filming 'Demolition' in Hudson River Park on October 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0151 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Jake Gyllenhaal plays 'Water Wars' with host Jimmy Fallon on October 29, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0151 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Jake Gyllenhaal plays 'Water Wars' with host Jimmy Fallon on October 29, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Jake Gyllenhaal and director Jean-Marc Vallee are seen filming 'Demolition' in Hudson River Park on October 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal attends the 'Nightcrawler' New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on October 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: [EDITOR'S NOTE: Image has been digitally processed] Jake Gyllenhaal and Maggie Gyllenhaal attend the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Jake Gyllenhaal attends Annual Charity Day Hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal (L) and director Jean-Marc Vallee attend the HFPA & InStyle's 2014 TIFF celebration at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Windsor Arms Hotel on September 6, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 05: Jake Gyllenhaal at the 'Nightcrawler' Press Conference at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel on September 5, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
Jake Gyllenhaal Promotes 'Brokeback Mountain' At The 62Nd Venice Film Festival. (Photo by Justin Goff\UK Press via Getty Images)
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Stern's co-host, Robin Quivers, didn't back down either. She brought up the rumors that tracks off Swift's 2012 album, Red, might have been inspired by her relationship with Jake -- specifically the song "All Too Well." Smartly, Gyllenhaal played dumb. "Do I [have a song]? I don't know," he joked.

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Gyllenhaal continued to play aloof around the specifics of his relationship with Swift but was open about his desire to find love, even admitted to being honestly in love multiple times already in his life.

Was Swift one of those multiple loves? Unless Gyllenhaal pens his own track about the pop star, we'll probably never know.

One thing we do know for sure is that the actor got buffed up for his role in Southpaw. Find out how he did it in the video below.

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