OFFSTAGE: Reading Into the Photo of Taylor Swift and Maggie Gyllenhaal

(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

Us magazine claims to have a story with details on how Maggie Gyllenhaal talks about spending Thanksgiving with Taylor Swift. And here’s everything Gyllenhaal had to say: “Great.” That’s how she said the day went. So what you kind of have to do, to read between the lines, is look at the story the picture is telling you. It’s one of Swift, Gyllenhaal and her adorable daughter Ramona, 4, strolling down a sidewalk that looks like it could be somewhere in Brooklyn. Ramona is holding Swift’s hand. So that alone could have made the day great. Happy kids equal happy moms. And I know it’s not engagement-ring serious between Swift and Maggie’s little brother Jake yet, but Swift looks like she could slip into that Aunt Taylor role really easily. Plus, I’m guessing Maggie has an appreciation for country music after her film role as journalist Jean Craddock in Crazy Heart. Gyllenhaal’s husband Peter Sarsgaard did add that his brother-in-law Jake is a wonderful guy because “he’s an adventurer!”