The last couple of years have been pretty “wild” for Olivia Wilde. It has been like a roller coaster ride with some really tall and steep climbs and drops. Only the drop seems to be going on forever now. One minute, she was with Jason Sudeikis. But then rumors of her cheating on him with Harry Styles began when she was directing Don’t Worry Darling. They may or may not have been true but Florence Pugh got caught in the middle of the controversy. Wilde had a falling out with Shia LaBeouf and her movie did not perform well at all. Then it was later confirmed that the friendship between Wilde and Harry Styles had turned into something romantic. But now almost 2 years later, even that whirlwind romance has come to an end.
The Timeline of Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles’ Relationship
The 28-year-old British singer met the 38-year-old director on the sets of Don’t Worry Darling back in September 2020, and the two just clicked! They were spotted as a couple while attending a wedding together in January 2021. Since then, they’ve been praising each other publicly and the tales of their love life have been seen all over the internet.
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Things got pretty intense between Wilde and Styles as they were both very defensive and protective of their relationship. Both of them wanted things to remain “private”. But as it is common with many of these public figure romances, things do tend to hit the internet quite easily. Back in October, PEOPLE reported that their relationship was still thriving. But now a month later, they’ve stated that Styles and Wilde are “taking a break” and pursuing their careers.
Why The Relationship Ended
A source close to PEOPLE told them the reason behind it as they wrote:
“He’s still touring and is now going abroad. She is focusing on her kids and her work in L.A. It’s a very amicable decision. They’re still very close friends.”
Well, we’ve read past reports claiming that both Wilde and Styles were making constant efforts to keep things working between them despite their hectic schedules. But it seems that it just wasn’t meant to happen for them.
Back in October, we also got reports claiming that Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles discussed plans of getting married. In fact, Wilde was seemingly pressuring Styles to propose as a source claimed that she “is making it very clear that she wants to put an official stamp on the relationship” because she finds that “it’s not enough for her to be boyfriend and girlfriend anymore.” She “wants the whole shebang. There’s no other guy she can imagine building a life with, and it makes no sense dragging their feet over something they’ve both already agreed is what they want.”
So, it is possible that Styles got cold feet. Maybe he wasn’t ready for a commitment just yet, so the couple decided to call it quits.
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They’re both pursuing their careers now, but we can still be sure that the two are friends. After all, Wilde and her two children Otis and Daisy were spotted at Harry Styles’ concert in Los Angeles and they were dancing to Styles’ hit “As It Was.” In the end, what seemed like a fling at the beginning got very serious too soon, and ended like many thought it would.