Following his split with Sheryl Crow, Lance has reportedly been seen spending more and more time living with and at long-time friend Matthew McConaughey’s rented Malibu beach house when he’s in L.A. The resulting telephotos of them together are guaranteed to boil the hormones of female fans — and more than a few men’s as well!
Whether by intention or design rumors began flying about a romance between the three spandex clad hunks, often seen biking together in the hills around Malibu or partying at local bars, even shopping together. Speculation grew even more intense when Armstrong took Gyllenhaal to France with him. They were photographed with each other constantly at Paris’ posh Crillon Hotel, and Lance even arranged for Jake to ride in the Discovery team car with him during the Tour’s time trials. Jake even joked of changing TV channels on Lance, while watching the Tour to catch Tiger Woods win the British Open.
To set the record “straight,” Jake has always been an intense cycling fan. Lance took to the idea immediately when his close friend and an Oscar nominee proposed playing his part in a movie based on Armstrong’s book It’s Not About The Bike.
Jake has been spending an intense amount of time with Lance, trying to learn everything he can about the sports hero. Gyllenhaal is determined to do justice to the cancer survivor’s life story.
The only cloud on the horizon is that apparently Americans don’t seem to be caught up in cycling enough to lay down $20 for a box of popcorn to see the movie.
Of course I could be wrong.