Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is desperate to settle down and start a family with girlfriend Reese Witherspoon, according to reports.
The Brokeback Mountain hunk has been romantically involved with divorced mother-of-two Witherspoon since meeting on the set of their 2007 film Rendition.
The couple has been inseparable since, and, according to U.S. magazine OK!, Gyllenhaal has made his intention to begin a family with Witherspoon clear - despite having yet to propose.
A source says, "He knows he might be jumping the gun thinking of kids, but he knows that Reese is the one. He laughs and says he needs to propose and do this the right way. It really is first comes love, then comes marriage...
"(Reese) reminds him that it's more than just coming over to take the kids to the park. Your entire life has to change. She's admitted that he has grown from when they first met into this very dependable dad type. He is ready to have his whole life change."
Witherspoon's eight-year marriage to actor Ryan Phillippe ended in 2006, and their divorce was finalised on 5 October (07). The former couple has two children together, eight-year-old Ava and four-year-old Deacon.