Jake Gyllenhaal talks being a doting uncle and the rumors that he does not bathe: ‘I’ve by no means been accused of being smelly’

Jake Gyllenhaal, 40, discussed the rumors that he doesn't bathe in a new interview. The actor also spoke about his love of being an uncle to sister Maggie Gyllenhaal's kids. (Photo: Rocco Spaziani/Archivio Spaziani/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Jake Gyllenhaal, 40, mentioned the rumors that he does not bathe in a brand new interview. The actor additionally spoke about his love of being an uncle to sister Maggie Gyllenhaal’s children. (Photo: Rocco Spaziani/Archivio Spaziani/Mondadori Portfolio through Getty Images)

Jake Gyllenhaal needs to clear up a rumor: He does truly bathe. 

In a brand new interview with the Times, the actor, 40, addressed feedback he made that urged his showers had been considerably sporadic. 

“I don’t know!” Gyllenhaal answered, when asked how the viral story gained traction. “I think someone asked me about my bathing routine — which I found to be a bit invasive. And so my response was that I do it all, sometimes. And what I got back was that I don’t bathe.”

However, Gyllenhaal said he doesn’t really mind the rumors, since he’s never received any complaints. 

“That’s OK — I’ve never been accused of being smelly. It’s fine. Of course I bathe. In the Luna Rossa scent, daily,” he joked, for the reason that interview was to advertise his function because the face of the brand new Prada perfume, Luna Rossa Ocean.

Video: Jake Gyllenhaal claims not showering usually is healthier on your pores and skin

Gyllenhaal’s statements about bathing stem from his current interview with Vanity Fair, the place he mentioned, “More and more I find bathing to be less necessary, at times. I do believe … that good manners and bad breath get you nowhere. So I do that. But I do also think that there’s a whole world of not bathing that is also really helpful for skin maintenance, and we naturally clean ourselves.”

His statements got here shortly after Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher spoke about ready till they see “dirt” on their children earlier than giving them a shower. Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell additionally admitted that they, too, don’t all the time bathe their youngsters on an everyday schedule, Yahoo Life beforehand reported

When it involves elevating children of his personal, Gyllenhaal has but to calm down. However, he does get pleasure from being an uncle to his two nieces, who’re the kids of his sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and her husband, Peter Sarsgaard. The couple are dad and mom to daughters Ramona, 14, and Gloria Ray, 9. 

Gyllenhaal referred to his nieces as “two of the most incredible people,” and clarified that “I’m not just saying this because it’s an interview.” He added that the ladies “come from a long line of incredible women and they’re even more incredible than the ones before them.” But he consciously chose to become more active in their lives as an uncle by having the girls “coming to stay with me, you know, when my sister and my brother-in-law need a break, and actually having the time to say let’s spend five days together. Getting to know them and watching them grow up and actually sitting and listening to their experiences and the things that they’re going through.”

Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal. (Photo: P. Lehman/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

Luckily, it sounds like the girls are always on their best behavior with Uncle Jake.

“They are the farthest from being a handful that you possibly can think about. And they’re actually not on their telephones. Their father taught them lots concerning the outdoor and the nation, it’s essential to him. So they discover timber extra fascinating than telephones, which is a rarity,” mentioned Gyllenhaal.

However, he is glad with having the ladies keep away from watching his movies, responding “No!” when requested in the event that they do.

As for his personal future as a mum or dad, Gyllenhaal has spoken prior to now about his hopes of turning into a father sooner or later.

“I definitely do [want kids],” he informed People final yr

Back in 2017, he additionally spoke candidly on the subject, telling People “I want to continue becoming more of an adult than I already am. Hopefully with a family of my own.”