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Jake Gyllenhaal wants to be a dad

He's putting the vibes out there loud and clear.

This could possibly be the best news of the day, so I’m going to get straight to the point. Hollywood hunk, and currently single, Jake Gyllenhaal wants to be a dad, and he wants to be a dad soon, if not immediately.

While on a press tour to promote his newest Oscar-contending film, Stronger, Jake, 36, chatted to People about his desire to become a father.

"I want to continue becoming more of an adult than I already am," he explained. "Hopefully, with a family of my own."

He then added that babysitting his sister Maggie Gyllenhaal’s two daughters has been a great experience.

"It’s fun to send them home with a lot of candy, because it was almost like, 'Enjoy it, Mags!'"

However, this isn’t the first time Jake has revealed that he’s ready to be a dad – the Brokeback Mountain actor has been dropping hints for sometime now. In 2015, during a press tour for the film Southpaw he told Entertainment Tonight:

"Children are everything…I am not a father yet, but it is definitely a dream of mine, should I be lucky to have that to happen."

"I have nieces who I love deeply and I have children in my life I love deeply."

Jake previously dated Taylor Swift, but sadly no beautiful babies came of this union.
Jake previously dated Taylor Swift, but sadly no beautiful babies came of this union.

And Jake, who has previously scolded journalists for asking about his love-life, really wasn’t shy about his dreams of fatherhood when he spoke to the Inquirer

"Nothing gets me more excited than thinking about being able to have a family and to be a father and husband. There is no other purpose I can see in the world than that."

Finally, speaking with People again and referencing the fact that he played a father in Southpaw, Jake said, "I would love for it not to be fictional."

Jake, you’re killing us! Will someone kindly find Jake a lady? Or will someone kindly pass on Jake’s number? For a friend.