Ethiopian-born model says she's proud to represent 'eternal' love with actor Jake Gyllenhaal

April 1, 2018
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Ethiopian-born model says she's proud to represent 'eternal' love with actor Jake Gyllenhaal in their heart-melting Calvin Klein campaign, as she opens up about their family-themed shoot

  • Liya, 40, starred with Jake, 37, in an ad for the Calvin Klein Eternity fragrance last fall, posing as a family with four-year-old actress Leila as the couple's daughter
  • While Liya and Jake can both be seen talking to the little girl, the parents in the ads don't appear to interact with one another, giving the ad an air of mystery
  • 'You couldn't tell if the family was together or not,' Liya said of the campaign in a new interview. 'Does it matter? Love is eternal and it keeps going'
  • Asked whether she thinks the campaign is meant to depict modern love, Liya explained she doesn't know for sure whether such a concept exists
  • Jake has previously spoken about his desire to become a father, saying he hopes to one day have a family of his own 

The Ethiopian-born model who posed alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in a heart-melting family-themed shoot has opened up about the campaign, saying she is proud to have represented 'eternal' love with the actor. 

Liya Kebede, 40, starred with Jake, 37, in an ad for the Calvin Klein Eternity fragrance last fall, posing as a family with four-year-old actress Leila in the role of the couple's daughter.

While Liya and Jake can both be seen talking to the little girl, the parents in the ads don't appear to interact with one another, meaning the exact status of their relationship remains tinted with mystery.

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Opening up: Liya Kebede, the Ethiopian-born model who posed alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in a family-themed shoot has said she is proud to have represented 'eternal' love with the actor

Opening up: Liya Kebede, the Ethiopian-born model who posed alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in a family-themed shoot has said she is proud to have represented 'eternal' love with the actorVideo playing bottom right..

'I thought it was a really original concept and a very wonderful idea to talk about today, to represent a different story that maybe hasn't been told a lot,' Liya told V Magazine of the campaign in a new interview.

'I loved the way it was artistically executed in a sense that you couldn't really tell if the family was together, not together, does it matter? Love is eternal and it keeps going.'

Jake has previously spoken about his desire to become a father, saying he hopes to one day have a family of his own.

Asked whether she thinks the campaign is meant to depict modern love, Liya explained she doesn't know for sure whether such a concept exists.

'I don't know if it's modern love. Love is love,' she said.

'I'm saying that because it's one of those things… there's that saying that "there's nothing new under the sun and we're just discovering the old as new." It's a bit like that. Love is eternal and it's all in the way we experience it.'

The Ethiopian beauty has had a range of successes, from landing the Calvin Klein campaign to gracing the cover of Vogue Paris in 2015. She was the first black woman to do so in five years at the time.

SOURCE : DAILY MAIL

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