Why Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde Reportedly Are ‘Taking a Break’ After Almost 2 Years of Dating
Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde’s romance is on pause for now. Multiple sources told People that the couple of almost two years is “taking a break” from dating. Blame it on schedules and distance, one source explained.
“He’s still touring and is now going abroad. She is focusing on her kids [Otis and Daisy, with ex Jason Sudeikis] and her work in L.A.,” the source said. “It’s a very amicable decision.”
“They’re still very close friends,” the source added.
A friend additionally told the outlet that Styles’ and Wilde’s focuses aren’t currently in sync. “Right now, they have different priorities that are keeping them apart,” the friend said.
Wilde and Styles were last seen together on Monday when they were photographed leaving the gym together in Studio City, California. Wilde brought her children Otis and Daisy to Styles’ concert on Tuesday, People reported. The outlet didn’t specify when exactly Styles and Wilde’s break began.
Wilde and Styles made a point to keep their relationship private and off social media throughout its course. Neither has commented on the split report.
Wilde did address some of the ageist hate she received during the course of her and Styles’ relationship in ELLE’s November issue. Wilde is 38, while Styles is 28.
“It’s so interesting for me when that comes from women because I’m like, ‘Do you plan on not getting older? Or if you already are older, do you feel that you don’t deserve the same opportunities in life?’” Wilde said. “It’s so sad to me to look at that and realize people have such small expectations for their own lives and they are projecting those expectations onto me. And I reject your projections.”
Alyssa Bailey is the senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.