In 2020, we were under the impression that Harry Styles was happily single and waiting until after the pandemic to start dating again. In 2021, we come to find out that Styles is apparently dating actress and director Olivia Wilde. Who says a new year can’t bring immediate change?
Over the weekend, Styles was one of just 16 people who reportedly attended the wedding of his manager Jeffrey Azoff in California. It was an intimate affair designed to lower the risk of spreading Covid-19, but Styles, 26, didn’t show up alone. He was spotted with 36-year-old Wilde walking up to the ceremony with her hand in his. In photos obtained by Page Six, both are seen wearing masks. Wilde is in a floral print maxi-dress, while Styles is in a black-and-white (though still distinctly Styles-esque) tuxedo. Later, it seems that Styles changed into a bathrobe and slippers to actually officiate the wedding. An interesting choice, but clearly not the headline out of the event.
A source tells People.com that “they have dated for a few weeks.”
The pair, it would seem, met on the set of their movie Don’t Worry Darling, an upcoming 1950s-set thriller co-starring Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, and Gemma Chan. Wilde is directing, and the film is the follow-up to her debut Booksmart. Production began in late October, but the cast and crew were sent home for two weeks after a Covid scare on set.
In the meantime, it was announced that Wilde had quietly split from husband Jason Sudeikis earlier this year. Reports at the time claimed the pair had simply grown apart. The couple share two children.
Styles’s dating life, in contrast, has been far less clear over the past few years. His last headline-dominating relationship was with Taylor Swift, and that, quite famously, ended in 2013. Since then Harry has been linked to model Camille Rowe and food personality Tess Ward, among others, but none of those relationships were particularly public.
It remains to be seen how public the apparent couple actually goes with the relationship (they will have to promote this film together, after all), but let’s hope they don’t get stuck with the most obvious couples name: Wilde-Styles.