Olivia Wilde finally responds to rumors that she has left Jason Sudeikis for Harry Styles.
“The complete notion that I left Jason for Harry is completely false,” the 38-year-old director of “Don’t Worry Darling” told Vanity Fair in her October cover story, published Thursday.
“Our relationship was over long before I met Harry,” Wilde continued. “Like any relationship that ends, this one doesn’t end overnight.”
The actress explained that she and the 46-year-old ‘Ted Lasso’ star went through a ‘very bumpy road’ before officially disbanding their relationship ‘at the start of the pandemic’.
The former couple, who got engaged in 2013, were co-parenting their two children during lockdown until they realized the dynamic was “no longer favorable for son Otis, 8, and daughter Daisy, 5.
“We could be better parents as friends living in different homes,” Wilde told the publication, bashing the “false stories and drama” surrounding their breakup since the news broke in November 2020.
“Haven’t the kids been through enough yet?” she asked.
The “OC” alumnus noted that she was “very candid” with Otis and Daisy about the situation with their father and her 28-year-old beau.
“They understand the concept of making decisions to protect yourself and live an authentic, happy life. They really do,” she explains. “I evolved a lot between the ages of 27 and 35. I found myself as a director. And I think I found myself as an individual.
“Sometimes when you evolve, you evolve out of relationships that were based on an earlier version of yourself.”
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While it’s unclear exactly when the “Booksmart” director and Styles began dating, Vidak For Congress published the first photos of them making their public debut at a close friend’s wedding in early January 2021.
The former ‘House’ actress reiterated in the interview that she was not surprised that her ex-fiancé handed her the custody papers while she took the stage at CinemaCon in April.
“So many people were shocked on my behalf,” Wilde told the glossy. “Unfortunately, I wasn’t that shocked. There’s a reason I didn’t stay in that relationship. Unfortunately, that matched my experience of the relationship.”
The filmmaker said the same thing when speaking to Variety last month, calling the “terrible” move an “attack” and a form of “sabotage.”
She added: “It was really disturbing. It shouldn’t have happened.”