Who is Olivia Rodrigo dating? Joshua Bassett to Ethan Wacker, a look at singer's beaus amid 'Sour' release
Olivia Rodrigo's romantic relationships are as popular among her fans as her music and with the release of her debut album, fans are curious about who she is dating now
Olivia Rodrigo has dropped her debut album 'Sour', four months after dropping her global hit 'Driver's Licence'. The singer has not confirmed this but everyone was quick to put two and two together when she released the single and speculated that it was about her 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' co-star and rumored beau Joshua Bassett. Incidentally, she never confirmed she was dating Bassett.
Bassett was linked to another woman, which is the premise of 'Driver's Licence', but since then there has been another development where he came out as queer. Rodrigo has now released her album and while fans have already branded her collection of melancholic tunes a hit, they can't stop wondering if she has moved on to pursue another relationship. Continue reading if you want to know who she is dating and who she has dated before.
Who is Olivia Rodrigo dating?
Rodrigo has been maintaining a low profile when it comes to her dating life. She seems to be single for now but the relationship drama from the past comes to haunt her every once in a while. Bassett has been trending a lot on Twitter in the recent weeks and every single time, fans have brought up his unconfirmed relationship with Rodrigo.
Rodrigo and Bassett played Troy and Gabriella in 'HSM' on Disney Plus. At the time of shooting, the two used to upload many photos and TikTok videos with each other, resulting in speculation that the two were dating. Then in August 2020, Rodrigo shared a TikTok video eating a muffin with 'All I Want' from 'HSM' playing in the background. She shared this with the caption "And that's on failed relationships."
Bassett was spotted with 'Girl Meets World' star Sabrina Carpenter a couple of days later. People were quick to notice that Rodrigo's 'Driver's Licence' made a mention of a 'blonde girl', leading to fans speculating that she was throwing shade at Carpenter and Bassett with her song. Things got messy and escalated quickly as Bassett released 'Lie Lie Lie' just a week after Rodrigo's song. Fans thought it was obviously a rebuttal. But Bassett quickly clarified. “I wrote ‘Lie, Lie, Lie’ after I found out a friend had been lying about me behind my back for a long time,” via his Instagram stories.
Ethan Wacker and Rodrigo dated for a year from 2018 to 2019 after meeting on the set of 'Bizaardvark'. They parted ways on good terms and often interact with each other on social media, congratulating each other on their success. There was a lot of speculation that 'Driver's Licence' could be about Wacker as well but he shut those speculations down commenting "nope. I treated her well" on TikTok.
On April 8, 2021, Taylor Swift enlisted the help of Rodrigo and Conan Gray to leak two of the biggest songs off her new re-recorded version of 'Fearless' due for release the next day. Both of them filmed videos together dancing along to Swift's songs and one of it was posted to Gray's TikTok, while another was shared via Reelz on Rodrigo's Instagram.
In Gray's video, the couple danced on a bed, and in the other video they were seen dancing around a house. The chemistry between the two was cracking and fans began to speculate if they were dating, given how close they seemed to be in the videos. In March, Rodrigo had shared an Instagram story with Gray in the studio. In one of the interviews she did, the singer was asked if there was romance brewing between the two of them.
"Conan’s a friend of mine, and the guy who produces most of my music produces most of his,” Olivia told Roman Kemp on Capital’s Breakfast Show. “We’re just pals and I think he’s so brilliant," she added confirming that she is indeed very tight with Gray, but not in a romantic way.