Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles‘ new romance reportedly ‘came as no surprise’ after her nine-year relationship with her former fiancé Jason Sudeikis ended at the start of 2020.
Insiders recently claimed the actress, 36, and the comedian, 45, argued over her ‘increasingly close’ bond with her colleague-turned-lover, 26, as they exchanged flirty messages while he shot scenes on the new film she is directing late last year.
But a source has now told MailOnline that the former couple split months before the filmmaker and the One Direction star, who went public at his agent’s wedding earlier this month, started dating.
Moving on: Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles’ new romance reportedly ‘came as no surprise’ after her nine-year relationship ended at the start of 2020 (pictured earlier this month)
They said: ‘Jason and Olivia had been broken up for almost a year and her moving on from the relationship was no surprise.’
The mother-of-two, who co-parents son Otis, six, and daughter Daisy, four, with the producer, was hit by rumours that texts between herself and the boyband member sparked her break-up from Jason.
Musician Harry was announced as a cast member in Olivia’s psychological thriller, Don’t Worry Darling, in September, and filming for the movie kicked off a month later.
Olivia’s new beau will step into the leading role of Jack, who hides a dark secret from his wife Alice (Florence Pugh).
Rumours: Insiders recently claimed the actress, 36, and former fiance Jason Sudeikis, 45, (pictured in 2018) argued over her ‘close’ bond with her colleague-turned-lover, 26
The end: A source told MailOnline that the former couple split months before the filmmaker and the One Direction star started dating (pictured in 2019)
Family first: The former couple have remained committed co-parents to their two children: Otis Alexander, six, and Daisy Josephine, four (pictured)
The hunk took over Shia LaBeouf’s role as Florence’s love interest, and the film is his first screen role since the 2017 movie Dunkirk.
A source told The Sun: ‘Jason is absolutely devastated that Olivia went behind his back and started seeing Harry.
‘To see them out and about publicly holding hands is really difficult for him. But he’s more upset than angry and desperately wants her back.’
A separate insider claimed Saturday Night Live star Jason is hoping to reunite with the mother of his children.
Claims: The House star and the musician were said to have exchanged flirty messages while he shot scenes on the new film she is directing, Don’t Worry Darling, last year (pictured in 2020)
History They started dating in 2011 and got engaged two years later, before welcoming two children together (pictured in 2020)
Harry’s romance history…
Summer 2017 -July 2018
Victoria’s Secret model Camille Rowe, 30
Chef and blogger, Tess Ward, 30
Portugese model Sara Sampaio, 28
Model Georgia Fowler, 28
2013 -2014 and 2015-2016 on and off
Model Kendall Jenner, 25
Model Kimberly Stewart, 41 – her dad Rod said: ‘[Harry’s] car was here in the morning. Let’s put it that way’
Singer Taylor Swift, 31 – she is thought to have written I Knew You Were Trouble about him
Made In Chelsea star Caggie Dunlop, 31
A brief fling with TV star Emily Atack, 31
Late TV host Caroline Flack, when he was aged 17 and she was aged 32
They told People: ‘There is still a lot of love there, and he would like to have hope that maybe there’s a way for them to repair things. But what happens next remains to be seen.’
According to Us Weekly, Watermelon Sugar hitmaker Harry was drawn to Olivia’s ‘intelligence and independent nature’ as they grew fond of each other.
MailOnline has contacted spokespeople for Olivia, Harry and Jason for further comment.
Harry and Olivia made their debut as Hollywood’s hottest new power at his representative’s nuptials in Montecito, California, last weekend.
Naysayers: Some of the One Direction star’s followers trolled the mother-of-two on social media as they claimed she ‘stole’ him from them
The happy photos came amid claims James Corden helped keep close friend Harry and Olivia’s ‘romance a secret’ after allowing the artist to stay in his home while filming Don’t Worry Darling in Palm Springs, California.
A source told Page Six: ‘This relationship between Harry and Olivia is very new. Olivia has been directing Harry in the movie in Palm Springs, and there were literally 10 people on the set, because they were strictly adhering to COVID rules.
‘Harry had been staying at James Corden’s house near Palm Springs during filming, and so they were able to be alone and keep their relationship very secret.
‘So everyone was really surprised — and rather delighted — when Harry brought Olivia as his date to the wedding, and introduced her as his girlfriend.’
Support: Others defended the new couple, branded the hate ’embarrassing’ and said their remarks weren’t reflective of the artist’s loyal fanbase
The source added that Harry doesn’t give a ‘f**k* about the 10-year age gap and was ‘openly holding hands and kissing Olivia’. Olivia, Harry and James’ representatives were contacted for comment at the time.
The pop star previously dated the likes of Victoria’s Secret star Camille Rowe and supermodel Kendall Jenner, while the Alpha Dog actress was married to Italian photographer Tao Ruspoli from 2003-2011.
Olivia was trolled by Harry fanatics earlier this week, with some of his followers claiming she ‘stole’ him from them, while others defended their romance and branded the hate ’embarrassing’.
Acting stint: Harry took over Shia LaBeouf’s role as Florence Pugh’s love interest in September last year, and it is his first screen role since the 2017 movie Dunkirk (pictured left in the film)