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Inside Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde split - age gap to nanny drama

Irish Mirror logo Irish Mirror 19/11/2022 Charlotte Everett

Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde has reportedly broken off their two year relationship.

The pair are said to be 'taking a break', with one source telling People magazine the break-up is down to 'conflicting priorities.'

The news comes after a series of stormy headlines about the couple and their movie Don't Worry Darling, which they were first introduced while filming.

Director Olivia, 38 and budding actor Harry, 28, developed a romantic and professional relationship while working on the physiological thriller.

While the stars are yet to comment on news of the separation, fans have been speculating in recent weeks on a potential split citing a range of different factors.

The pair haven't confirmed the split © John Angelillo/UPI/REX/Shutterstock The pair haven't confirmed the split

Ten year age gap -

While Harry has made no secret of his passion for an older lady, his decision to date ten years older and mum-of-two Olivia raised eyebrows when first revealed.

Fans questioned if the pair were at different stages of their lives with former One Directioner Harry focusing on growing his solo career and Olivia raising two young children alone after splitting from their father Jason Sudeikis.

Jason is eight years Olivia's senior but this didn't seem to spark the same backlash that Olivia received for dating Harry.

There was rumoured drama on the Don't Worry Darling set © Corbis via Getty Images There was rumoured drama on the Don't Worry Darling set Harry and Olivia dated for almost two years © Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock Harry and Olivia dated for almost two years

Don't Worry Darling

Plenty of drama surrounded the production of Don't Worry Darling, where the lovers first met.

Rumours emerged that Olivia and leading lady Florence Pugh didn't see eye to eye on set.

Fans also noticed at awkwardness at the premiere, with some cast members not speaking a word to each other.

However, some people who worked on the film released a statement to People that read: "As a crew, we've avoided addressing the absurd gossip surrounding the movie we're so proud of, but feel the need to correct the anonymous 'sources' quoted in a recent article.

"Any allegations about unprofessional behavior on the set of Don't Worry Darling are completely false."

They went on to call Olivia an 'incredible leader'.

They added: "We are happy to put our names on this, as real people who worked on the film, and who have witnessed and benefitted from the collaborative and safe space Olivia creates as a director and leader."

Harry is currently touring © David Fisher/Global/REX/Shutterstock Harry is currently touring Olivia has two children with her former fiancĂ© © Image Press Agency/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock Olivia has two children with her former fiancĂ©

Nanny drama

Olivia's ex-nanny recently came out with claims about the beginning of her romance with Harry.

The nanny claimed that Olivia began seeing Harry while she still lived with Jason.

Following the nanny's accusations, Olivia and Jason released a joint statement: "As parents, it is incredibly upsetting to learn that a former nanny of our two young children would choose to make such false and scurrilous accusations about us publicly.

"Her now 18-month-long campaign of harassing us, as well as loved ones, close friends and colleagues, has reached its unfortunate apex. We will continue to focus on raising and protecting our children with the sincere hope that she will now choose to leave our family alone."


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