New year, new
me celebrity romance rumour!
Yes, 2021 Hollywood news is kicking off with reports that boyband star turned critically acclaimed artist and international mortal of affection Harry Styles and respected feminist and all-round cool girl actress/director Olivia Wilde are dating.
The rumour mill went into overdrive at the weekend when the pair were spotted together... and not on the set of the upcoming movie they're working on.
Here's what we know:
Why do people think Harry Style is dating Olivia Wilde?
On Monday January 4, the New York Post's celebrity gossip column Page Six shared photos of Styles attending his agent's wedding in Montecito, California - wearing a dressing gown in some pictures, but we'll let that slide for now.
In additional photos, the 26-year-old (wearing suit trousers, a blouse-style shirt and a velvet tie) is seen holding hands with Wilde - also dressed in a floral wedding guest-appropriate dress while both wearing face masks - as they walk towards the ceremony.
According to Page Six, the photos are evidence that the two are officially dating, reporting that the couple 'took their romance public' by attending the wedding together and holding hands while doing so.
Following the wedding guest photos, more pictures were published by the Mail Online showing Wilde and Styles arriving back at the 'Adore You' singer's home in Los Angeles after the wedding.
Neither Styles nor Wilde have addressed the rumours or reports but, of course, the internet had thoughts:
Big congrats to Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles pic.twitter.com/OhidcjLs0e
— amy (@C0INCELPR0) January 4, 2021
The news : Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde are dating
— simp over styles🙇🏻♀️ (@mrstyles1ds) January 5, 2021
me trying to keep up with THE ROBE, olivia wilde, and literally everything else on the tl pic.twitter.com/SfVPUWVWp0
— pimpdaddy (@pimpdirection) January 4, 2021
No offence but I deserve to be holding Olivia Wilde’s hand not Harry Styles.
— b (@alyssacheechoo) January 5, 2021
in this house we love and respect Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles
— Kels ✨ (@kels_lk) January 4, 2021
Are Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde single?
Yes. Styles has not been linked to anyone in the public eye since his relationship with the model Camille Rowe, which ended in 2018. Prior to that, Styles famously dated both Kendall Jenner and Taylor Swift.
At the end of last year, it was reported that Wilde had ended her long-term relationship with Jason Sudeikis, with whom she shares two children. According to sources, the couple ended on good terms, remaining close and are committed to co-parenting together, with photos of the two hugging and talking in December suggesting just this. In fact, shortly after the pictures of Styles and Wilde did the rounds, the Booksmart director was photographed chatting to Sudeikis.
But aren't they just working on a new film together?
Yes, they are. So it is also a possibility that Wilde and Styles are just friends having recently got to know each other very well on the set of Wilde's Booksmart directorial follow up, Don't Worry Darling. Friends can hold hands too. And, in fact, this is what a lot of Styles' fans have suggested on Twitter:
Harry and olivia wilde's dating rumors cus they were seen holding hands. I mean.. the first thing that came to my mind is that they look cute af. I just know harry likes holding hands with a lot of ppl just bc olivia's a woman doesnt mean harry's dating her lmao
— oh it's what lou do to me (@oioiilouist) January 5, 2021
I WANNA KNOW WHO THIS “source” IS BC IF ITS NOT HARRY OR OLIVIA THEY NEED TO STFU pic.twitter.com/xZm2MphB96
— ᵒᵗ⁵sydney loves louis (@HABlTMOON) January 5, 2021
Wilde cast the British singer - who previously starred in Christopher Nolan's film Dunkirk - opposite Florence Pugh in the upcoming psychological thriller about a married couple set in 1950s suburbia (Gemma Chan, Kiki Layne and Chris Pine also star). Speaking to Vogue when Styles covered the issue last year, Wilde gave her thoughts on why she picked the singer (who reportedly replaced original choice, Shia La Boeuf).
'I did a little victory dance when we heard that we officially had Harry in the film because we knew that he has a real appreciation for fashion and style. And this movie is incredibly stylistic. It’s very heightened and opulent, and I’m really grateful that he is so enthusiastic about that element of the process—some actors just don’t care.'
Whatever the situation between the stars, we can't wait to watch Don't Worry Darling and as Styles recently said (with the help of Phoebe Waller-Bridge), it's important to 'treat people with kindness'.
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