Paltrow plays matchmaker for Taylor Swift, Jake Gyllenhaal

Last Updated: Dec 12, 2010, 09:43 AM IST

Los Angeles: Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow has reportedly played matchmaker for the new `it` couple Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal.

The duo came out as a couple only this Thanksgiving Day, but they were brought together at an earlier dinner hosted by Paltrow in London, reported a weekly.

Gyllenhaal`s old costar and friend Paltrow, 38, threw a private dinner party on November 13 for the new couple in the Primrose Hill home she shared with hubby Chris Martin.

"Gwyneth seems to have played a role in their relationship," a source said.

Paparazzi have been hot on the heels of the couple. On Friday, Gyllenhaal and Swift, being tailed in the actor`s car by photographers, called the Los Angeles Police Department, who sent in ground support and even an helicopter escort.

PTI