Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles have been dating for a few weeks after falling for each other on the set of a film she's directing.
Age is only a number when it comes to love, and this alleged couple is proving just that. We are used to the older man-younger woman dynamic in Hollywood but there are some young male celebrities who are comfortable dating a mature woman. Like Nick Jonas, who is 10 years younger than his wife Priyanka Chopra. The latest to join that category is Harry Styles, 26, who is dating Olivia Wilde, 36. They were recently seen holding hands while attending a friend's wedding, according to PageSix.
Wilde, who broke up with fiancé Jason Sudeikis at the beginning of 2020, and Styles made their relationship public when they attended his agent Jeffrey Azoff’s wedding at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California the first weekend of January.
During the event, the Adore You singer was seen holding Wilde's hand with one hand and carrying a glass in the other. They reportedly became close while working on the film Don't Worry Darling in Palm Springs, California. Wilde is directing the film and they "fell for each other" on the set, Daily Mail quoted a source as saying. Styles even introduced Wilde as his "girlfriend" at the wedding.
"This relationship between Harry and Olivia is very new. Olivia has been directing Harry in the movie in Palm Springs, and there were literally 10 people on the set because they were strictly adhering to COVID rules. 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. 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 source said.
The source also added that the former One Direction band member doesn't care about their 10-year age gap and was "openly holding hands and kissing Olivia." Another source added that the couple has become close and have been spending a lot of time together in recent weeks. "She has been seen visiting his home on several occasions," they added.
Another source was quoted as saying that they "clicked immediately" and "everyone could see they had a spark." The source added that it was "no surprise something has happened, but now they're quite open about it and out and about as a couple. They went to a wedding together with a lot of their friends there. 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."
People quoted a source as saying that the couple has been dating for a "few weeks." Wilde, who shares two kids with Sudeikis, has not commented on this new development. However, she has praised Styles for his fashion and confidence.
She even did a victory dance when he joined her film. "To me, he’s very modern," said Wilde about him, according to People. "I hope that this brand of confidence as a male that Harry has—truly devoid of any traces of toxic masculinity—is indicative of his generation and therefore the future of the world. I think he is in many ways championing that, spearheading that. It’s pretty powerful and kind of extraordinary to see someone in his position redefining what it can mean to be a man with confidence," she added.