OK! magazine reports that Witherspoon and Gyllenhaal have been enjoying a discreet relationship that includes nighttime visits to his Greenwich Village apartment and a midnight sojourn in her New York hotel room.
The two originally connected during last years award show season but the chemistry wasnt truly apparent until they filmed Rendition together in November.
Sources close to Gyllenhaal suggest he is willing to give the budding romance a chance to blossom.
But things could get thorny. Insiders says Phillippe is begging Witherspoon for another chance.
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