If you haven't heard, prepare to be heartbroken because Harry Styles is officially a taken man. Photos of the singer holding hands with actress and director Olivia Wilde made headlines earlier this week, which were followed by confirmed reports that the couple have been seeing each other for some time now. While neither the notoriously private Styles nor Wilde have publicly commented on their romance, sources says this new love is more than rumor. To mourn the once-in-a-fan-fiction chance of finding love with the "Golden" singer yourself, L'OFFICIEL has compiled this timeline with everything you need to know about the pair's new relationship.
2018—Harry Styles and Camille Rowe split.
In 2018, the singer and model Camille Rowe parted ways after a year together. Following the break-up, Styles featured a voicemail from his former love on his album Fine Line, which was heavily inspired by their relationship.
September 2020—Harry Styles cast in Olivia Wilde's new film Don't Worry Darling.
On September 11, 2020, news broke that Styles had been cast in Wilde's upcoming thriller Don't Worry Darling to replace actor Shia LaBeouf. He will play opposite Florence Pugh as Jack and Alice, a 1950s married couple with stirring secrets. Shooting began in October, but production of the project was paused momentarily in November after a COVID-19 outbreak on set.
For the "Watermelon Sugar" singer's December 2020 Vogue cover story, Wilde opened up about her shared excitement with the film's costume designer Arianna Phillips over Styles' casting. “[Phillips] and I did a little victory dance when we heard that we officially had Harry in the film, because we knew that he has a real appreciation for fashion and style," explained Wilde. "And this movie is incredibly stylistic. It’s very heightened and opulent, and I’m really grateful that he is so enthusiastic about that element of the process—some actors just don’t care.”
November 2020—Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis announce split.
After nine years together, it was reported that the Booksmart director and actor Jason Sudeikis had broken up in early 2020. The couple, who got engaged in 2013, share two children together, Otis. 6. and Daisy. 4. An insider close to the couple told People, "It's been amicable and they’ve transitioned into a great co-parenting routine. The children are the priority and the heart of the family’s relationship."
January 2021—Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde spotted holding hands at a wedding.
Monday, January 4, photos of the singer and actress holding hands while attending the wedding for Styles' manager Jeff Azoff together were released. People quoted a source that said the couple "have dated for a few weeks." According to Us Weekly, the former One Direction member even referred to Wilde as his "girlfriend" during a toast at the ceremony.
While keeping their relationship a secret from the public, the couple leaned on friends like James Corden for support. “Harry had been staying at James Corden’s house near Palm Springs during filming, and so they were able to be alone and keep their relationship very secret," said a source at Page Six. "So everyone was really surprised—and rather delighted—when Harry brought Olivia as his date to the wedding, and introduced her as his girlfriend.”
The Sun also reported on the burgeoning relationship, quoting a source about their attraction and how they couple with the 10-year age difference (Styles is 26, while Wilde is 36). “They clicked immediately—they’re both very artistic, passionate people and it was one of those things where straight away everyone could see they had a spark," said the insider, who also added, “Clearly they’re enjoying themselves and the age gap really isn’t a thing. Harry has obviously famously had a thing for older women but he’s just extremely mature himself, you’d never think there was a decade between them.”