Twitter reacts to news that Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles are dating
05th Jan 2021
The duo appears to have confirmed their romance at a wedding over the weekend. And Twitter has thoughts.
Honestly, there is not a soul on this earth who didn’t have a crush on Olivia Wilde when she played Marissa’s girlfriend Alex during The O.C.’s second season. And that seems to include Harry Styles.
Spotted over the weekend holding hands as they attended the wedding of Style’s manager, Jeff Azoff in California, the two were photographed by Page Six holding hands. While the hand-holding doesn’t quite have everyone on Twitter convinced, multiple outlets have reported that they’ve been quietly dating for a few months.
Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles spotted in Santa Barbara pic.twitter.com/ur8f8SmyL2
— Film Updates (@FilmUpdatesBU) January 4, 2021
It comes just after it was confirmed that Wilde and her partner of eight years, SNL alum Jason Sudeikis, split in early 2020. They share two children together.
Styles is set to star in Wilde’s upcoming film Don’t Worry Darling, alongside Florence Pugh, Chris Pine and Dakota Johnson. Wilde is directing and producing the movie, which is about a utopian community living in the California desert in the 1950s.
Shia LaBeouf was cast in the role originally, but he was fired by Wilde during the summer for supposed “poor behaviour”. It was revealed in November that two of LaBeouf’s ex-girlfriends were suing him for sexual and physical assault.
While Wilde and Styles have caught us all off-guard with their romance, the internet has been positively brimming with approval. The two are already established creative forces on their own – Styles in his music career and Wilde, whose directing debut was wildly funny and charming 2019’s Booksmart, has already been tapped to develop a female superhero movie for Marvel, rumoured to be Spiderwoman.
— lily 🙂 (@lilycomadina) January 5, 2021
“Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde are new couples” this line giving me chills please-
— Ash²? is a bit ia|| #TCOE (@illusionsomnia) January 5, 2021
— * Zà?ì (@Zaki_Lucy) January 5, 2021
Some wondered if he serenades her with his song “Olivia”.
Do you think Harry Styles sang “Olivia” to make Olivia Wilde fall in love with him? Coz I’m actually loving them together ?
— Courtney (@courts_coco) January 5, 2021
Others had a more humorous take on the news.
Harry Styles strikes me as the kind of guy that will kiss you on the lips upon first meeting so I’m not TOO worried about him and Olivia Wilde holding hands.
— Jules (@Julia_Geromin) January 5, 2021
mom: did you hear that harry styles is dating olivia wilde?
dad: i thought he was gay?
so true dad
— bella²?????coacoac stan? (@sseventhday) January 5, 2021
jason sudeikis looking at his dms rn pic.twitter.com/eFcAQPzcuh
— kay :)??? (@drewnotsogooden) January 4, 2021
can y’all shut up about harry styles and olivia wilde and can we talk about his B L O U S E-
— alizza (@alizzadanika) January 5, 2021
wait,,,,HARRY STYLES AND OLIVIA WILDE ARE DATING?? Florence on the set be like: ?????
— dracarys them all (@clarkedominance) January 5, 2021
Many focused on the commentary around the alleged new couple’s age difference – Wilde is ten years older than Styles.
Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles are together, which got me thinking.. maybe my future husband is 10 years younger. Good luck on your high school tests, babe! ??
— Shannon G ? (@SoShameonMeow) January 4, 2021
Weird that people focussing on the age difference between Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles didn’t seem to notice that she had the same age difference with her last partner Jason Sudeikis, except *he* was the older one in that relationship… lol jk not weird at all totally expected
— Rosie Waterland (@RosieWaterland) January 5, 2021
But the real question is why Styles changed from his tux into a bathrobe to officiate the wedding?!
Everyone talking about Olivia Wilde dating Harry Styles and no one acknowledging the thought of Harry officiating a wedding pic.twitter.com/LwqPIJEhIQ
— MEG THEE OLDHAM (@mho1997) January 5, 2021
But then again, if anyone can pull off a bathrobe at a wedding, it’s Harry Styles.
Featured collage via Instagram and Twitter
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