Jake Gyllenhaal will no doubt be celebrating his first "unofficial" Father’s Day when he rings in the holiday this year with girlfriend Reese Witherspoon and her kids Ava,8, and 4-year-old Deacon.

In fact, sources say the couple has grown so close that Jake practically considers Reese’s kids his own — and now friends of the actor say he’s pushing to tie the knot with his Legally Blonde love so that the two can start a family of their own!

"He knows he might be jumping the gun thinking of kids, but he knows that Reese is the one," a pal of Jake tells OK!. "He laughs and says he needs to propose and do this the right way. It really is first comes love, then comes marriage — cheesy as that sounds, it’s the way he thinks!"

As much as she loves Jake and enjoys him being with her kids, Reese,32, knows how hard it is to be a parent. Although the Brokeback Mountain star is an uncle to his sister Maggie Gyllenhaal and her fiancé Peter Sarsgaard‘s 20-month-old daughter, Ramona, Reese wants to make sure he’s ready.

Meanwhile, the couple has been increasingly more comfortable taking their relationship public — cuddling outside L.A.’s Katsuya on May 24 and grabbing coffee a day later at Caffe Luxxe in Santa Monica.

"Reese has admitted that Jake has grown from when they first met into this very dependable dad type," a pal says, adding, "He’s ready to have his whole life change."

 

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