Olivia Wilde Talked About The “False Narrative” Of Her Getting With Harry Styles

December 9, 2021 / Posted by:

Olivia Wilde covers the January issue of Vogue, and in the interview she talks about her relationship to Harry Styles. Last November, it was reported that Olivia and Jason Sudeikis split after almost a decade together. Less than two months later, Olivia, 37, and Harry, 27, made their couple debut after meeting on the set of the upcoming film Don’t Worry Darling (she directed, they both star). Soon there were loads of judgy headlines about their age gap, how Harry factored into Olivia’s split with Jason, and loads of “WHERE ARE HER CHILDREN?!?” Olivia tells Vogue that it’s “really tempting to correct a false narrative” but she’s super happy and “it doesn’t matter what strangers think about you.” Ahhh, to be a hot, rich bitch who doesn’t give a shit about what others think. You’re livin’ the dream, Wilde!

The interviewer brings up the “widespread obsession, envy, and tabloid-fueled cattiness”, and here’s Olivia’s response, via Vogue:

“It’s obviously really tempting to correct a false narrative,” Wilde says, with rueful composure, when I ask if she’d like to address the furor. “But I think what you realize is that when you’re really happy, it doesn’t matter what strangers think about you. All that matters to you is what’s real, and what you love, and who you love.”

Then she compares the pressures of being famous to social media:

“In the past 10 years, as a society, we have placed so much more value on the opinion of strangers rather than the people closest to us,” she says. But, she adds: “I’m happier than I’ve ever been. And I’m healthier than I’ve ever been, and it’s just wonderful to feel that.”

Olivia also talked about her kids with Jason, Otis, 7, and Daisy, 5. And yeah, she’s done her share of gallivanting on yachts with Harry, but Olivia says she’s happy and her kids can feel that:

 “Parenting forces you to be honest about how you live your life. It puts in sharp, clear focus decisions you’re making,” she tells me. “I think we owe it to children to be happy. They sense it. They’re so intuitive. The idea that you can trick your kids into thinking you’re happy is ludicrous.”

And what, she wonders, is really going on when the outside world passes judgment on how she—on how anyone—chooses to live? “You can go deep on Cold War influences on family structure, why we all think we need, you know, a two-parent household and a microwave,” Wilde says. “It’s very easy to control women by using guilt and shame, and I have no time for misplaced guilt and shame. The work I’ve done personally in the last decade has been learning to have a voice, and taking my voice seriously.”

Olivia posted some of her Annie Leibovitz-directed/desert-themed Vogue photoshoot to Instagram:

To think, this wicked old crone somehow got her claws into a young heartthrob. Blegh! Harry, dump this grandma and try dating an 18-year-old model with a famous mother like a regular 20-something male celeb!

Pic: Vogue

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