Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde have broken up after dating for almost two years.
A source told People, “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.”
Before they started dating, Olivia was engaged to Jason Sudeikis. The former couple shares two children namely Otis, 8, and Daisy, 6. They were together for almost nine years. However, in November 2020, breakup rumors between the two circulated after the former One Direction band member joined the cast of Don’t Worry Darling.
Olivia directed the said movie and was also one of the cast members. She revealed during an interview with Voguethen that she and the movie’s costume designer, Arianne Phillips, “did a little victory dance” when they discovered that the singer was joining the movie.
That time, the actress described the artist as a man “truly devoid of any traces of toxic masculinity” with a “real appreciation for fashion and style.” She added, “I’m really grateful that he is so enthusiastic about that element of the process—some actors just don’t care.”
The two sparked romance rumors in January 2021 after they were photographed holding hands at the wedding of Jeff Azoff, Harry’s manager. Since then, they became more open to the public about their relationship. Fans would often see her in Harry’s concerts, though they were hush-hush about their romance.
In January, Olivia told Vogue, “It’s obviously really tempting to correct a false narrative. But I think what you realize is that when you’re really happy, it doesn’t matter what strangers think about you. All that matters to you is what’s real, and what you love, and who you love.”
Harry shared the same views when he told Rolling Stone in August, “If someone takes a picture of you with someone, it doesn’t mean you’re choosing to have a public relationship or something.”
The two were also protective of their romance. For instance, they didn’t walk the red carpet together when their movie, Don’t Worry Darling, premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September. Instead, they had their photos taken with actress Sydney Chandler between them.
Olivia addressed their private relationship during an interview with Variety where she explained, “I’m not going to say anything about it because I’ve never seen a relationship benefit from being dragged into the public arena. We both go out of our way to protect our relationship; I think it’s out of experience, but also just out of deep love.”