When Page Six published photos of Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles holding hands on Monday, Jan. 4, everyone seemed to have an opinion on whether the pair was 2021's first new celeb couple. According to People, they were spotted together at Montecito, California's San Ysidro Ranch for a friend's weekend wedding, which sparked speculation about their relationship status. A source told the magazine that Wilde and Styles have been dating "for a few weeks," noting they were "affectionate around their friends, held hands and looked very happy" at the wedding.
The duo, who have been photographed at Styles' L.A. home and out and about with friends in Santa Barbara, recently worked together on Wilde's Don't Worry Darling film, which, according to Page Six, was how they first struck up a romance. According to their source, Styles has been introducing Wilde — who split from her longtime partner Jason Sudeikis in early 2020 — as his "girlfriend." They've also reportedly been spending time alone at late-night host James Corden's house, who's been a longtime friend of the former One Direction star.
Additionally, the outlet reported that Styles and Wilde have been spending long hours on set together. And while no one saw their rumored relationship coming, the actor did gush over Styles in a November interview with People. Per the magazine, Wilde said she "did a little victory dance" when she learned the "Watermelon Sugar" singer would be replacing Shia LaBeouf in the 1950s-set thriller she's directing.
"To me, he's very modern and 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," the mom to Otis, 6, and Daisy, 4, told the magazine. "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."
While the coupling may come as a surprise to some, those on the set of Don't Worry Darling have maintained that they aren't shocked by the news. An insider told People on Jan. 6 that their chemistry was "very obvious." The source said, "During breaks in filming [Harry] wasn't able to stay away and would visit her trailer." And despite their "budding romance," the two kept things professional. "Everyone loved working with them," the insider added. "She takes her work very seriously, but everyone saw it coming."
Although some people on Twitter who share that same admiration for the pop star are sad that he may be off the market, others couldn't ship him and Wilde fast enough.
One user tweeted that her friend recently spotted Styles and Wilde hiking, so naturally, she was going to start hiking, too — "just in case."
Some drew parallels to Zoë Kravitz's split from husband Karl Glusman.
Meanwhile, other Twitter users applauded Styles' ability to juggle multiple objects at once.
Regardless of your reaction, this new date — and reported coupling, in general — has given fans a lot to think about.
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