When did Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett start dating? Actress calls him 'husband' in interview
Elizabeth Olsen is now a married woman, she very casually revealed in an interview published on June 8. Olsen has been engaged to musician Robbie Arnett since 2019, which too was done in secret. The couple has kept their romance very low-profile, which is why any news of them has taken social media by storm. Now, Twitter is shocked to learn they got married and certainly heartbroken over the news.
2021 seems to be a good year for surprising relationship announcements. In May, Jennifer Lopez was spotted with Ben Affleck at the Yellowstone National Park, sparking off rumors that the two are back together again. On June 5, K-pop sensations Hyuna and Dawn sparked rumors that they were married after photos from Hyuna's 30th birthday celebration were put up on Instagram. Around the same time, we learned that journalist Naomi Wolf got married to an army vet Brian William O'Shea in 2018. Anyway, back to 'Lizzie' and Robbie. There's very little we know about the marriage since both of them have preferred to keep their romance out of the public spotlight. Olsen dropped the bombshell in an interview with Variety, where she very casually referred to Arnett as "my husband". Here's everything we know about the duo's romance.
The story of Olsen and Arnett's relationship
The couple's romance can be traced all the way back to 2017 when they were spotted arm-in-arm in New York City. That was in March and reportedly the two met in February while on vacation in Mexico. One insider told E Online, "They are in an exclusive relationship and Lizzie is excited about him. It's very new though, but they seem to like each other a lot already." It's unclear how the two met but a chance meeting in Mexico has certainly led to a lot.
Since then, the couple was spotted together multiple times and eventually made their relationship public in August 2017. During an appearance on 'Sway in the Morning', Olsen said, "My boyfriend's in a band called Milo Green," and added, "I really like 'em, and I like him." Their first public debut as a couple came just a month later, during the 2017 pre-Emmy party in Los Angeles.
In May 2018, she confirmed to James Corden that they had moved in together. During an appearance on 'The Late Show' she said, "Yeah, we live together. It already happened, we just now have his old mattress with us." The next thing we know, the couple got engaged in July 2019. The news didn't come from the couple themselves but was confirmed by a source to PEOPLE. It's unclear when or where the engagement took place, but since then Olsen has been rarely spotted without her huge emerald ring.
Sometime in late 2020, the couple moved to England to ride out the rest of the COVID-19 pandemic. In January 2021, she referred to Arnett as "my man" in an interview with Jimmy Kemmel. 'My man' soon changed to 'my husband', sometime between January and June.
Olsen confirms marriage
Speaking to Variety, Olsen said, "I also just noticed my husband put little miss magic," referring to a book Arnett had placed in the bathroom she was recording the interview in. Variety too confirmed the marriage, tweeting out, "Elizabeth Olsen's husband (who she's married to, by the way) decorated her video chat background for her #ActorsOnActors interview with Kaley Cuoco!"
That was the only time Olsen referred to Arnett in the interview and definitely the first time she has called him "husband". It didn't take long for social media to pick up on the news. "I CANT believe elizabeth olsen got married and we don’t even have a picture of her in the wedding dress," one disappointed user tweeted. Another said, "Elisabeth Olsen is married, how else can I be hurt tonight."
i CANT believe elizabeth olsen got married and we don’t even have a picture of her in the wedding dress pic.twitter.com/ELpEa9BrZN— kaya (@maximoffist) June 8, 2021
Elisabeth Olsen is married, how else can I be hurt tonight— Sarah☀️ (she/her) (@_SarahMcIntyre) June 9, 2021
"Finding out Elizabeth Olsen is married. Every Lizzie Stan on Twitter," one person said, sharing a GIF from Olsen's 'WandaVision'. Another person joked, "Just found out Elizabeth Olsen is married. Thoughts are prayers are appreciated during this difficult time for me."
Finding out Elizabeth Olsen is married.— Beth. (@wilde5t_dreams_) June 8, 2021
Every Lizzie Stan on Twitter: pic.twitter.com/5dlfEsyo03
Just found out Elizabeth Olsen is married. Thoughts are prayers are appreciated during this difficult time for me.— kid blue (@Jveezzy) June 8, 2021
The surprising marriage has certainly broken social media and many hearts. But don't expect any photos to come out. The couple has rarely put up pictures of themselves and it seems like that's something that may continue.