updated 10/20/2009 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/20/2009 AT 11:00 AM ET
You can take the girl out of the South, but you can’t take the South out of the girl.
“We spend the weekends outside L.A, in Ojai, where I have a farmhouse,” she says of her life with her kids and her boyfriend, who happens to be Jake Gyllenhaal. “We have chickens and we grow cucumbers and tomatoes. I love it. It reminds me of where I grew up in Tennessee.”