Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles were together for two years. They officially broke up in November of last year, but not before the promotional shambles for Don’t Worry Darling, including Harry continually ignoring Olivia at the Venice Film Festival premiere. Olivia always seemed to be making long-term plans with Harry, even planning to move to London with her kids. Nowadays, she’s based in LA, where she gets pap’d all the time at her gym. I guess she wanted to mark the three-month anniversary of her breakup with Harry, because People Magazine has this bizarre update:
Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles remain “good friends” roughly three months after their relationship ended. On Thursday, a source tells PEOPLE that Wilde, 38, “is in a great place” following her November split from musician and actor Styles, 29.
“She’s focused on her kids and co-parenting with Jason,” the source says of Wilde and her ex-fiancé Jason Sudeikis. “She and Harry are good friends, there’s no animosity whatsoever. Plus she’s got many different directing projects in the works.”
Multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE in November that the Don’t Worry Darling director and the “As It Was” singer were “taking a break” from their relationship after nearly two years together, noting the “very amicable decision” came amid Styles’ continuing touring schedule and Wilde’s focus on her children and work in Los Angeles.
“They’re still very close friends,” a source told PEOPLE at the time. Added a friend: “Right now, they have different priorities that are keeping them apart.”
LOL @ “she’s got many different directing projects in the works.” While her affair-to-relationship with Harry didn’t affect her career that much, the fact that Don’t Worry Darling’s production and promotion was so shambolic absolutely hurt Olivia’s career. That and the fact that Florence Pugh justifiably hates her guts, to the point where the STUDIO took Florence’s side rather than Olivia’s. Olivia didn’t help herself by lying her ass off and making herself the victim and heroine of every situation. As for her friendship with Harry… we don’t know what their deal was then or now, so all I have are guesses. My guess is that Harry is totally done with all of it.
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What was the point of this story?
Like why would her PR team run to people magazine with this story out of nowhere? She can focus on her kids with out announcing it or her “relationship” with her ex. No one was asking for these weekly/monthly updates.
Her bring up Harry every chance she gets after they split and how they still have “romantic feelings” for each other makes her seem kind of obsessed. He hasn’t said or hinted to anything close to that, like girl stop.
I was actually kind of expecting her PR to put out one of these nonsense, nothing stories after her Instagram post about ASAP Rocky “supporting” Rihanna’s performance. Some people connected it to some bitterness that she followed Styles around to a zillion performances and praised him publicly, and he barely acknowledged her existence. So true or not, this is basically a “what? No, I’m still totally the cool girl” story.
Maybe it’s meant to steer her image away from the ugly, messy breakup with Jason? Like, “See? She can totally be friends with her ex! The messiness is all on Jason’s side!”
Except it would have to be a two-party city system for that to work. This is only coming from one person Olivia, while the other person Styles is just going on with life.
Is any actually buying her narrative? It doesn’t seem so.
@Coco exactly. It just reeks of bullsh*t.
I don’t know. A few weeks ago, there was a story out about how Jason Sudeikis wanted to get back together with Olivia. Is this her way of shooting all that down? Who knows. But I doubt Harry will reconcile with her. Olivia still seems obsessed with Harry, though.
Everything that’s happened to Olivia in the past year she brought on herself, so I don’t feel there is much more to say or add. I just hope it was all worth it for her.
I’m getting a vibe that she again wants to come across like a cool girl, like she is chilled, still friends with her ex etc. Trying so hard to show her coolness, and to make herself seem like not a typical girl, but one of the boys. But this report actually creates a countereffect – cringey as hell.
I thought she had Fulani braids in the thumbnail pic! I was like… 👀….😳…. OLIVIA wyd!
Sorry Olivia but a grown woman and mom of 2 announcing that you might stop chasing after boy band peen for a bit and take her kids to pottery class or something instead really isn’t the PR flex you think it is.
I’m always down for updates on this messiness. Best gossip of the past two years!
Do we know what projects she has going on? I would be surprised considering how badly the movie and PR were received.
I feel like she’s trolling for attention from Harry. He’s the only opinion she cares about.
Agree! Everyone gets so mad at Olivia, but honestly, god bless this mess. She gives us so much: the salad dressing! DWD drama! Like would we have Miss Flo sauntering through Venice with an Aperol spritz WHILE her film’s press conference is happening without Miss Liv? I loved every minute of the DWD press, like that was my World Cup and Super Bowl. Hunter Harris had a great mini essay on her love for Wilde’s messiness in her newsletter last week, highly recommend.
Roo, true, but her directorial debut (I think), Book Smart, was HELLA great and I wonder why she can’t make good movies again. If she were a male director, there would be NO obstacle for a million more tries. Not sure she’ll get one, though.
This is an amazingly transparent public statement. Clearly Olivia has no work plans and she is still salty over the Harry break-up. I just cannot understand the reason for voluntarily dragging all of this negative drama back up into the public? Silver lining tho: She looks fantastic in those photos. Advantage of having 24 hours per day to spend on your body.