Jason Sudeikis told the nanny that Florence Pugh hooked up with Harry Styles??

At the end of the day, I found the “nanny” interviews to be super-creepy. Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde had a nanny for their two children for several years, then they fired the nanny – reportedly her name is Erika Genaro – in 2021. Genaro was there for Jason and Olivia’s breakup, and Olivia’s affair with Harry Styles. She gave her exclusive to the Daily Mail and I would assume she was paid a nice sum for all of the receipts she provided, including texts from Jason. Did I pore over everything? No. I read one of those Mail stories and got the gist of it, and I saw that Jason and Olivia issued a joint statement about Genaro, saying that she’s made “false and scurrilous accusations” and she’s gone on a campaign of harassment. I don’t know. It’s a big fat mess, is what it is. So I’m going to ignore a lot of it, but this one story made me gasp out loud. Genaro claims that before Olivia started banging Harry Styles, Florence Pugh had a fling with Styles. Thus, Olivia and Florence’s beef?

It’s the one question on everyone’s lips: why did Florence Pugh exactly fall out with Olivia Wilde?

Well, Wilde’s former nanny has alleged that Pugh, in fact, had a fling with Harry Styles before Wilde started dating him.

The nanny — named as Erika Genaro by TMZ and confirmed by sources to Page Six — made the claims in a blockbuster interview with the Daily Mail this week.

In a video posted online, Genaro claimed that Sudeikis told her that “Flo was f–king Harry and she had a boyfriend.” Pugh split with longtime love Zach Braff earlier this year.

As Page Six previously revealed, Pugh fell out with Wilde during filming, as multiple sources told us that the Britstar was unhappy that Wilde, her director on “Don’t Worry Darling,” and Styles, her co-star, hooking up on the Palm Springs set. One industry source told us, “I can tell you for a fact that Flo seeing Olivia and Harry all over each other on set did not go down well as Olivia was still with Jason when she first hooked up with Harry.”

[From Page Six]

So… the nanny, Erika Genaro, says that Jason Sudeikis told her that Florence was “f–king Harry” while Florence was still technically dating Zach Braff? I believe that was probably something Jason said to Genaro, but that doesn’t make it true. Personally, I believe Olivia’s affair with Harry probably started very quickly in the DWD production, and I believe Olivia was actively pursuing Harry from Day 1. I simply don’t think Harry would have time to hook up with Florence, nor do I honestly believe that Florence would have cheated on Braff. I mean, she was ride-or-die for Braff? I don’t buy this as an explanation for why Olivia and Florence fell out either – I think Florence was simply appalled by Olivia’s lack of professionalism, her behavior and her general assholery.

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  1. M says:

    When I first read that, I figured it was something Olivia told Jason to appease him/make him less suspicious of her and Harry

    • Rapunzel says:

      Exactly my thought.

    • Mcmmom says:

      Yes, exactly. Olivia told Jason that to throw him off the trail.

      Annoying if anyone tries to spin this as a jealous woman issue – as if a woman couldn’t have a beef with her director about lack of professionalism, it would have to be about jealousy over a man.

      I’m trying to remember that when this all went down, Harry was considered sexy. Now I look at him and only see a childish clown and I can’t imagine anyone wanting to turn their life upside down for him.

      • Louisa says:

        Agreed! I mean Chris Pine was right there and Harry is who they’re going after ???

      • nisa says:

        Completely agree with this. I’ll add that OW has the track record of sh*tty, unprofessional behavior.

        Interesting comment on Harry! I hadn’t thought about it but yeah, seems like he went from quirky nice guy to onesie-wearing oddball who can’t act and sleeps with the boss.

    • Kirsten says:


    • FhMom says:

      This. I think Olivia lied to Jason and said Florence was having a fling with Harry. Don’t forget Olivia also moved into a child free hotel and said it was because of a covid outbreak on set. She was covering all her bases to hide the affair. That’s what I think, anyway.

      • ThatsNotOkay says:

        And I think you’re exactly right. Olivia needed to throw Jason off the scent, while she went after and nailed down her target. (And he, her.) She used Miss Flo for cover and word got back to Miss Flo, probably in the form of Jason asking (because he was suspicious of Olivia) how Pugh and Harry were doing and Miss Flo being confused—like, He’s not my type. So Olivia put her in the middle then acted unprofessionally, disappearing with Harry when she should have been rehearsing her actors in their scenes. And it all went downhill from there.

    • Wilma says:

      That was my reading too.

    • Becks1 says:

      That was exactly what I thought, and that would explain the falling out between Florence and OW, at least in part – if OW was using Florence as cover/distraction for her affair, knowing that Sudeikis and Braff were friends – that would be super messy and if I were Florence, I’d be ticked as hell.

    • FarFromRealTV says:

      ^^This. It’s also a way to talk about Harry with Jason that seemed innocent. When you’re having an affair you REALLY want to talk about the person you’re having it with.

    • DouchesOfCambridge says:

      Guys, did you ever read random women’s comments about meeting Harry? That guy apparently is a power magnet, like the women all feel that they were the only ones in the world and that he was able to make them all feel so so special. So I have no problem imagining that flo had something going on at some point with Harry and also that Olivia said something about it to dissipate any suspicion of her being interested in him and banging him.

      • Pilar says:

        That description of Harry sounds like fanfic from very young naive fan girls or Olivia herself lol who lets face it comes across like a total fan girl.

        I also dont buy that they would be each other’s type. If you look at Harry’s track record he seems to only date super skinny model types and actresses. Flo is a babe but ( thankfully) not super skinny and just seems a bit too low key for his taste. He is very strategic in his dating. From dating high profile women like Kendall Jenner or Taylor swift when he was trying to break America. The French hipster model when he was trying to be taken serious as an artist and reinvent himself from boybander to indie musician. And now Olivia when he is trying to be an actor. And I kind of don’t think he’s her type either, he has looks but is a bit dumb and comes across as performative. Flo strikes me as someone who would see through that.

      • Emme says:

        Harry? Really? Weedy, little non-descript Harry Styles? What on earth does anyone see in him??

      • Emily_C says:

        Sounds like narcissism to me. They’re really good at that.

      • Kam says:

        First of all, it’s deeply sexist to think women can only have a falling out if they’re arguing over a man. Secondly, there’s nothing to suggest Florence would ever cheat on any boyfriend… let alone Braff (who she was constantly defending from critics of their age gap and seemed to absolutely adore).

  2. Sandii says:

    “… not enough time to hook up… ”

    You can hook up very quickly if you want to. I have no idea if it is true or not, but lack of time is definitely not the problem.

  3. jo73c says:

    Theory: Possibly concerned that there was a rumour going around industry circles that one of the ladies attached to the movie was banging Harry, Olivia throws Flo under the bus via the nanny to deflect Jason from her own involvement.

    • Lemons says:

      This sounds juicy and very possible which would also explain why Florence and Olivia’s relationship soured if Florence found out. I also wouldn’t want to be someone’s scapegoat when my partner is good friends with their significant other.

  4. TheOriginalMia says:

    Yeah, I don’t believe Florence was sleeping with Harry and Olivia stole her man. Nah. Straight up believe this was a deflection by Olivia to put Jason off. Could be Jason even said something to Zach which could have contributed even more to the deterioration of Flo/Olivia relationship.

  5. Johannita112@yahoo.de says:

    I‘ve read that Olivia said this to Jason to deflect from her own affair with Harry. Jason is friends with Zach so if he told him about the alleged affair Florence would have been in trouble with her boyfriend because of Olivia’s lies.

    • AlpineWitch says:

      But Pugh had split from Braff anyway….

      • Moxylady says:

        If Jason thought his good friend was being cheated on, he might tell him. Which could cause their breakup. While Olivia continues to have the affair she accused flo of.

      • Lens says:

        Alpine witch she was very much with Braff during this time period, fall 2020. The next year they did a movie together and after that you stopped hearing about them being together and then recently (this spring I believe) she admitted they had split earlier. But this is sketchy of Olivia and probably one of the reasons flo hates her and for good reason.

  6. Caitriona says:

    I think the fact that Zach Braff and Jason are good friends and Olivia was cheating on Jason and then publicly dumped him would be enough of a reason to cause a beef with Flo. If I was working with the fiance of one of my boyfriend’s good friends and she was acting like that I’d be annoyed too

  7. K says:

    As soon as I read this I was like makes sense. Not saying it’s true but definitely possible. As someone said upthread it takes no time at all really.

    • DK says:

      Nah, it doesn’t make enough sense if it’s just Olivia stole Flo’s hook-up.

      Remember, the producers, studio, et al backed Flo in this feud by allowing her to get out of all of her promotional commitments except the Venice screening itself (Flo didn’t even have to go to the press conference right before).

      They wouldn’t do that if it were just petty fighting-over-a-dude behavior.

      But if Director Olivia lied to Jason about her actor Flo hooking up with Harry, to prevent Jason from finding out it was Olivia hooking up with Harry, then (especially given Jason is good friends with Flo’s-partner-at-the-time), THAT would be some workplace boss harassment-level HR nightmare, and THAT would be enough (I think) for the studio to back Flo on this and try to appease her by letting her out of all promo for the film, etc.

    • Kam says:

      In order to believe this, you have to believe the worst about Pugh. You have to believe that she’s a cheater and the sort of person who would sleep around with a guy she barely knows.

  8. AlpineWitch says:

    Right, it is all gossip anyway and I never liked any of the 3 involved (Pugh, Wilde or Sudeikis, wait…I don’t even like Styles) so I choose to believe this because it adds another level to this mess and I can dust off that packet of popcorn I was keeping in the cupboard 🍿🍿

    Team spill the beans

    • lisa says:

      I’ll add braff to the dislike pile and bring more snacks

      • AlpineWitch says:

        No bother, at this point I’ll provide drinks as well…

        Lounging chairs… ready!!


        P.S. I have never seen Braff in anything but he can be added to the dislike pile!

      • Lisa says:

        I used to think Braff and Ray Romano were the same person so maybe you have

  9. Kassia says:

    If I were Florence I’d want to be excluded from all these delightful narratives

  10. ML says:

    February 2020, Ms Flo very publicly and happily announced she was going to be in DWD with OW. Early that year, OW, JS, FP and Zach Braff were seen on a double date. We know FP was initially starring as Bunny and OW was supposed to be Alice and by autumn the roles had switched. FP *stopped* posting anything about the film almost immediately, which only was noticeable later. Shia was fired/ resigned in August of 2020 and OW called FP “Ms Flo” in his receipts video where she asked if he were willing to return…
    Whatever is/ was between OW and FP predates Harry Styles joining DWD in September, and presumably predates OW’s affair with him. I don’t see the nanny as a trustworthy narrator, so I’m not sure if OW told JS that FP was having an affair with HS…if she did, then this might have had a nasty edge to it since the 2 women do not seem to have gotten on well by autumn 2020.

    • FhMom says:

      Good detective work!

    • Chlo says:

      I wish some comments could be pinned at the top of the comment thread! Agreed on the great detective work!

    • THIS is so much more clear than the mess the DM posted from the Nanny and all of the absurd texts.

      So basically these two ladies have a history that none of us know about — that predates HS completely — I’m going to hold on to my popcorn bucket and hope this gets even better.

    • Becks1 says:

      Hmmm, good summary of the timeline. So it seems that even if OW did tell JS that FP was sleeping with Styles, it would have been as a result of their bad blood, not the cause of it. And someone up above raised a good point about the studio backing Florence here, which is huge IMO -that they supported her skipping all promotional work for this film besides the Venice premiere itself. So something happened earlier on between Florence and Olivia.

    • Deering24 says:

      Sigh. If only Wilde had put this much effort into DWD’s script and direction…🙄

    • Annalise says:

      I get the impression that OW blamed FP for SLB leaving the movie. OW definitely really, really wanted SLB as the male lead, and based on the video call that SLB leaked, it seemed that OW thought FP was the one who needed an attitude adjustment, and that FP needed to do more to ensure that SLB stayed on, which is outrageous on OW’s part.
      So I agree that the animus between OW and FP predated HS, and I think thats why

      • Deering24 says:

        Annalise—which is ironic, given that LaBeouf was an even worse choice for the duplicitous husband than Styles. I can’t figure why Wilde wanted either one, for this role is key.

  11. SAS says:

    Projection babyyyy!! Cheaters always talk like everyone around them (but not them!) is sleeping around.

  12. Moxylady says:

    Olivia threw “miss flo” under the bus for Shia. She was treating her poorly out of the gate and way before Harry was on the scene.
    Then Olivia threw flo under the bus again to deflect from her own attraction/ affair with Harry.
    Hell. Olivia’s lies might be WHY flo and Braff broke up. Olivia told Jason who is good friends with braff. Jesus she’s a mess.

  13. TIFFANY says:

    This explains why Florence ain’t playing with Olivia at this point. To do something like that, while jeopardizing someone else’s relationship. Olivia knew how close Jason and Zack are, personal and professional. Olivia really is just garbage for doing this and I don’t blame Florence one bit for going to the studio shutting down promotion.

    This makes me wonder what is gonna happen in the future when Olivia is giving another project to direct. She just can’t be trusted.

    • Miss Owlsyn says:

      She’s supposed to be directing a biopic about Kerri Strug that’s in pre-production right now. She’s exec producing it too.

    • Lisalemann says:

      Yes – everything about this whole situation was SO unprofessional. And honestly – even if the Harry/Florence thing was a lie to throw Jason off – none of this is making Harry Styles look that great either. Olivia just looks horrible in any explanation of this story and I can’t imagine people wanting to work with her going forward. I did notice that in the latest Daily Mail nanny article – they specifically said that the nanny was NOT paid for the story – which is wild. Jason and Olivia should have paid the nanny severance and had her sign an NDA and it’s coming back to bite them both now.

  14. Lightpurple says:

    Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, and other cast members pretty much abandoned Olivia and are clearly Team Flo. Whatever anyone told the nanny doesn’t change that. Olivia was definitely problematic with her whole cast

  15. Nanny to the Rescue says:

    Dunno if it’s true, but with Pugh being salty about something concerning Olivia and the production, it’s as good a possibility as any other. And a very juicy one for tabloids. This will blow up even more soon, true or not.

    • Kam says:

      Of course it’s not true. This isn’t high school. In the real adult world you need proof when you’re accusing people of being slags and cheaters. Without proof, it’s just attention seeking malicious behavior.

  16. Miss Owlsyn says:

    Because if there is drama between two women, it has to be over a man……

    The world is so bright and confusing outside my kitchen.

  17. Lux says:

    My theory piggybacks on everyone else’s: Flo secretly had the briefest of flings with Harry, maybe it was a one-time or a casual thing. Either way, Olivia saw it, hated it, decided she wanted Harry for herself. They successfully got together quickly, ruining the cast’s dynamic (at this point no one knows about Flo and Harry but everyone knows about him and OW). OW gaslights JS by telling a half-truth—Flo is sleeping with HS—to cover her own tracks. JS tells ZB. ZB ends things with Flo and Flo hates OW’s guts for it. The cast, however, only sees OW with HS and their unprofessional/disappearing off set behavior (OW’s way of rubbing it in Flo’s face). OW ends things with JS when she feels confident that things with HS is solid. All hell breaks loose.

    I don’t blame Flo if she initially cheated with Harry—they’re young, British, and before this madness, HS WAS a hotter catch than ZB—but her behavior could’ve galvanized OW to make her own move. No matter the truth, it’s messy, messy, messy.

  18. Christine says:

    This story is never ending . The fire fuel won’t stop lol. The fact that no cast members came to Olivia’s defense in anyway for the sake of a movie that they were in speaks volumes to me .

  19. HeyKay says:

    So, Harry Styles is very popular it appears. lol
    Back in the day, David Lee Roth, frontman for Van Halen at their peak, sang about
    “Everybody wants some, how ’bout you?” lol

    Cute, young, rich, internationally famous singer has lots of gossip about their sex lives
    Shocking, I say! 😀

    • Lisalemann says:

      Which I do NOT get at all. He’s okay – but if I were going to pick an actor to have an affair with on that set it would 100% be Chris Pine – who is WAY hotter than Harry Styles. And that is how I would guess that Florence’s taste would be as well considering the age difference between her and Zach Braff – I would not think Harry would even be her type.

      • Aly says:

        LOL IKR We don’t even know if Harry falls in Florence’s preferred age range. And the source of this rumour is Olivia herself which means it’s most probably BS. Now if some rumour about Florence and Chris Pine came up..I would be interested lol cause a lot of folks on Twitter were saying that they felt sexual tension between them in DWD and they have known each other since 2017.

      • Kam says:

        That’s how I know this story is BS. Styles is too close in age to Pugh. That’s not her type. She’s made it clear she likes much older men.

        And Aly, don’t take anything you read on twitter seriously. The twitter crowd sees sexual tension in everything. That’s why so many people on twitter get accused of being toxic fans.

  20. Bettyrose says:

    Gawd this production is the gift that keeps on giving. I don’t buy that Florence was banging Harry Styles but now it just makes Olivia look calculated and deceitful. Married directors have always banged their leading ladies so the double standard here is vast, but there’s more to it with her actors claiming unprofessional behavior on set and the contentious divorce from an actor people seem to have very warm feelings toward.

    Hitchcock could get away with tormenting his actresses in plain sight but also she’s not Hitchcock.

  21. Aly says:

    Few years ago, there’s was this Twitter thread where people were sharing their personal experiences with celebs and I remember someone said that they knew Olivia before she got famous and that she does not have a good character. Back then I didn’t think much of it. I thought that maybe that guy was shaming her for her sex life or whatever but now with all that is revealed it’s safe to say he was definitely talking about her behavior in general.

    She seems like a compulsive liar. There was no need for her lie about firing Shia but she still did that to make herself look good in public. She didn’t hire an intimacy coordinator but said that she was “mama wolf” for Florence. What are the chances of her being truthful about alleged Harry/Florence fling. Zero, if you ask me. IMO she used Florence’s name to cover up her own illicit affair.

  22. CC says:

    I keep thinking about the nanny in all of this. Pugh, Styles, Sudeikis, and even Wilde are all going to be fine. This woman presumably broke an NDA and will never be hired as a nanny by anyone with access to the internet ever again. Why did she do it? Was she in desperate financial straits and needed a tabloid payout? Or was she just desperate for fifteen minutes of fame?

  23. Jaded says:

    From what I’ve read, it was OW who told JS that Flo was having a fling with HS to put JS off the scent. So OW deliberately threw Flo under the bus to cover up her burgeoning affair with Styles. Flo found out, then add to that the lies OW told about getting Shia LB fired to keep everyone on set working well together, then trying to woo SLB back onto the film and telling him Flo was getting above herself, well it’s a perfect storm. No wonder Flo went cold on her. The fact that she has said nothing about what happened shows that she is total grace under pressure but doesn’t suffer fools gladly.

  24. ML says:

    Ms Flo was supposed to have a guest cameo in Ted Lasso. In September of 2021, a rumor was posted that there were pictures of FP on the set of Ted Lasso, and the pix were leaked about a year later. So either in Season 1 (when FP’s then boyfriend, ZB, directed an episode and OW, JS, FP and ZB were still getting along) or n Season 2 when DWD had exploded into a mess. FP’s cameo never aired and this past September that was explained as just coincidence—but nobody said anything officially about it a year earlier. Ted Lasso, like DWD, is ultimately under Warner Brothers’ umbrella. I have no idea if this has anything to do with the DWD mess.
    JS, ZB, and Chris Pine seem connected. That might be “important” because you stick up for your friends. The nanny is also team JS, even though there are a ton of red flags in her relationship with him. I personally believe that OW made FP’s life difficult, but obviously, I have no idea if this was mutual.

  25. Pilar says:

    This article doesn’t have the whole context. The nanny said it was Olivia who told Jason that flo and Harry had an affair. I don’t really buy it anyway but knowing it comes from an unreliable narrator like Olivia it makes it even less believable. As someone said upthread it’s also not believable that the studio would side with flo just because of some boy drama. It’s definitely something more serious than this.

  26. phlyfiremama says:

    I have no problem believing it. Hollywood?? Hooking up with co-stats?? Love triangles?? Say it isn’t so?! 🤣🤣🤣

    • kam says:

      It’s deeply sexist to assume a woman is a cheater based on zero evidence. It’s also deeply sexist to think women can only fall out with each other if they’re fighting over a man.

  27. Twin Falls says:

    The nanny lied about the dog.

  28. Emily_C says:

    I don’t really believe this. But it leads to something else that comes to mind whenever I see this:

    If the genders were flipped, people would be screeching from the rooftops that Harry Styles is a homewrecker. Also he spat on Chris Pine. Remember that? Yeah. I don’t trust Styles one tiny bit.

  29. a says:

    sorry, but Lainey’s takes on this never ending saga are a lot more fresh, thoughtful and balanced…

  30. Bread and Circuses says:

    My pet theory (because I am Team Flo and was never planning to consider her the villain):

    Olivia told Jason that, because she was deflecting what she was doing. It’s always projection with gaslighters.