Are Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde dating? Lizzo fans angry over rumors of romance between couple, here's why

Fans of the singer called out media outlets for being hypocritical in how Styles was paired off with Wilde for holding hands but not with Lizzo


                            Are Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde dating? Lizzo fans angry over rumors of romance between couple, here's why
Olivia Wilde, Harry Styles, Lizzo (Getty Images)

It's far from official but media outlets from TMZ to People seem to have decided that 2021's first celebrity couple is Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles. The two were seen holding hands at the wedding party of Styles' manager Jeffrey Azoff in Montecito, CA, near Santa Barbara. With only 16 people present at the COVID-safe ceremeony, Styles brought Wilde as his plus one. Styles was officiating the wedding for Azoff and his bride, Glenne Christiaansen.

Wilde and Styles reportedly grew close during the filming of Wilde's 'Don't Worry Darling' around Los Angeles. Wilde, as director, hired Styles to replace controversial actor Shia LaBeouf in her film after FKA Twigs filed her sexual battery lawsuit against LaBeouf. 

Wilde was reportedly excited about Styles joining the cast. In an interview, she said: "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... he is in many ways championing that, spearheading that... kind of extraordinary to see someone in his position redefining what it can mean to be a man with confidence." 

However, even though an "anonymous source" told People that "they have dated for a few weeks", fans are unconvinced because the only visual evidence is the two holding hands and acting friendly. "Olivia Wilde just got out of a long term eight-year-long relationship with her ex-fiancé [Jason Sudeikis]. I don’t know who needs to hear this but she wouldn’t rebound with one of her costars. Not to mention how unprofessional that is. Stop painting her in that light please," a fan said on Twitter. Wilde and her longtime partner, Jason Sudeikis, had split in early 2020. The two share son Otis, 6, and daughter Daisy, 4. 



 

But even as Wilde and Styles were trending because of their rumoured relationship, Lizzo began trending as well. Fans of the singer called out media outlets for being hypocritical in how Styles was paired off with Wilde for holding hands but not with Lizzo.

Lizzo and Styles have held hands several times, usually during performances and award functions, but these interactions have been labelled as instances of 'best friends' being affectionate with each other. One fan said: "Harry held hands with lizzo but yall didn’t assume they’re dating", while another shared comparison screenshots of Styles holding hands with both Lizzo and Wilde, tweeting: "So lizzo and harry can hold hands but when olivia and harry do y’all assume they’re dating? make it make sense". Another user tweeted: "It's funny to my how Harry and Lizzo hold hands multiple times, lizzo squeezed Harry's ass and they looked like THIS (photo underneath) but everybody agreed it was a friendship. But when he holds hands once with what is suposedly "his type", it immediately is a big deal."



 

 



 

 



 

Lizzo and Styles have covered each other songs and have give surprise performances together. The moment most fans were referencing in their tweets happened during the 2020 BRIT Awards when the two were seated at tables next to each other, but were sitting back-to-back. Lizzo turned around and tapped Styles, and the two held hands as Harry rested his head on Lizzo in an affectionate moment.

Other fans called out a problematic racial skew when it came to Harry Styles dating rumors - in short he is always paired off with White women but never with POC women or men, regardless of the level of PDA. "Y’all look stupid saying olivia wilde and harry styles are dating. y’all will literally ship him with any blonde white girl he comes in contact with. if he was holding hands with a poc then y’all would say “oh, they’re just friends”, while another fan tweeted: "Tbh Harry and lizzo could fit he same thing and they’re labelled as good friends, every blonde woman he’s seen with is his girlfriend but when it comes to a really good poc musician theyre just friends (no hate to anyone it just weird how this happens)".

Another tweet ranted: "I’m actually pissed off tbh. why is it that when harry interacts with black women or any POC. They’re automatically deemed as friends. Like WHY CANT HE BEEN IN A RUMOR RELATIONSHIP WITH LIZZO?! or An POC WOMEN OR MAN. this fandom is soooooooo UGHHHH"



 

 



 

 



 

For the record, neither Wilde or Styles reps have commented on the dating rumors or confirmed it.

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