Reese and Jake Will Do the Deed

Celebuzz | May 16, 2008 - 4:48 pm

Love is the drug for Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal, and OK! reports they’re about to take one big hit.

The two were in dating bliss recently at a Charleston, South Carolina, café, but a source tells the mag, “They’ve been talking marriage for a while. They’ll be formally engaged any day now. They want to spend the rest of their lives together.”

Now that Reese’s kids, Ava, 8, and Deacon, 4, are all comfy with stepdad-to-be Jake, and her ex Ryan Phillippe has finally resigned himself to the fact that his box-office-bonanza babe is gone like the wind, the air is clear for a new family formation.

And this won’t be any elopement or shack-up sitch, as Witherspoon is all about southern-fried tradition. “This is a very serious relationship,” a source tells Us, “but Reese is very conservative. I’m sure she doesn’t want her kids to see her ‘living in sin.’ “

Neither star’s rep will confirm the impending nuptials, but in Hollywood’s own tradition, that means squat. Mazel tov, you two!