WARNING: Rant ahead. I will sound like a petty hater in this post, but idc. Don’t read it if you’re that sensitive or think that famous people shouldn’t be criticized for the bullshit they put out to the world—setting examples and all. Also, I’m done tip-toeing around the subject of Holivia just because I adore Harry. I’m ready to say all the things ya’ll are thinking, which some are afraid to voice.
Now we love these two guys (Zayn & Harry) and have loved them for years, so we’re naturally going to be hyper-critical of anyone they attach themselves to and ultimately think that no one is worthy. At least that’s the case for me. That’s just how it goes when you truly love someone, you don’t turn a blind eye to the questionable things that take place around them and say “oh well, as long as they’re happy, I won’t say anything.” That doesn’t make you a true fan or a good person that makes you spineless. And I’m not talking about just believing bullshit conspiracy theories, or rumors from tabloids, or making up “wrong-doings” to have something to discredit them for or being fake woke. I mean calling out factual shit, always within reason.
And no I will not just shut up and stay out of it because they’re celebs and they flaunt these relationships publicly (cough and it gives me content cough.) I’ve never been one to just shut up and accept anything the media tells me of their “dating lives” because it’s so easy to spot holes. And boy are there a lot of big holes in the Happy Holivia Coupling. Buckle up!
Zzzzzzzzzzz— oh shit, I’m sorry, I fell asleep before I even started talking about this snoozefest.
Harry and Olivia are pulling out all the stunts in Italy these past two days, as she apparently jetted over to meet him after he wrapped filming for My Policeman, where he was spotted cruising down a Venetian canal and holding hands with the lovely David Dawson.
This is supposed to be romantic and idyllic, but something about them makes my eyeball twitch.
I suppose I’ll never believe anyone is truly worthy of dating Harry Styles (We should lock him away in a vault with a chastity belt! What? Too far?) He always seems to pick people that I simply can’t stomach to see him with. Yup, you guessed it: I’m gonna be blunt and spill all my true feelings about Holivia that I’ve been holding back. And I really don’t care that people like Holivia or hope that it works out. I sure don’t feel that way.
Alright, I’ll just say it because I know we’re all thinking it: Something about Holivia feels opportunistic and inappropriate. It’s almost too convenient a PR stunt for their upcoming movie for it to be true. And Olivia has a lot to do with why I feel that way. This isn’t the first time she’s been linked romantically with a male co-star (hence Justin Timberlake and Bradley Cooper.) Don’t get me wrong, I’m not insinuating that she’s a slut or something, just that she is quite familiar with the PR game (as is Harry.) But with her being the filmmaker of this upcoming film Harry was cast in, it raises questions of authenticity.
No, it doesn’t bother me just because she got with Harry after ending a 7-year engagement to the father of her children and reportedly blindsiding him with the news of the separation.
And, no, it’s not because she was seen weirdly hugging him and clinging to him after the split in a manner I can only describe as manipulative.
And, no, it’s not even because she’s 10 years Harry’s senior.
I think my consternation about them hooking up comprises a few different facts, really.
1) She was his boss. It seems grossly inappropriate that they started sleeping together following (and likely during) a professional relationship of this dynamic.
It is distastefully similar to filmmaker Rupert Sanders cheating on his wife Liberty Ross of 11 years with Kristen Stewart in 2012, who was 19 years his junior and also dating her Twilight costar Robert Pattinson at the time.
What’s really fucked up and low about this, is that Liberty Ross wasn’t even out-of-sight/out-of-mind at the time it happened. She literally had a role in the very movie this took place on! Look at her poor little filmography:
Liberty Ross as Queen Eleanor:
Holivia gives me the same vibes unfortunately. Both situations involved: a massive age gap, an on-set affair that damaged a long-term relationship WITH 2 KIDS! Plus the filmmaker (director/boss) stooping so low as to sleep with a subordinate.
I mean these relationships had to violate every sexual harassment law on the books that forbid relationships between bosses and subordinates, right? Amirite? (I get that those laws probably don’t apply to Hollywood, but it doesn’t make it any less inappropriate.)
Quid Pro Quo, Clarice, Quid Pro Quo.
2) Number Two for why Holivia rubs me the wrong way: She appears in his historical, groundbreaking Vogue article (why was that honor even given to her after such a short period of time?) in what amounts to nothing but an uber transparent movie plug for DWD (like…why? Just why? It was his moment, not hers. Getting the PR started early I see. Planting the seed, so to speak.)
While speaking of Harry’s Dunkirk role she goes: “Blew me away—the openness and commitment”—it’s just like girl shut all the way up. He had all of five lines in that film and I doubt any of them moved you profoundly. Spare us that generic praise, please. We all know you didn’t want him in your movie for his impeccable acting ability. Like any other filmmaker, you wanted someone who would fulfill your blockbuster fantasies and knew that hiring one of the biggest popstars on the planet would singlehandedly see this accomplished. (No offense to Harry’s natural-born acting talent, but c’monnn.)
“In turn, Style loved Wilde’s directorial debut”—yeah, sure you did, Harry. (Can you hear my eyes rolling? I think they may’ve gotten stuck.) All this nonsense shoehorned into his Vogue article manages to somehow be worse than the contrived slipper anecdote about Camille planted in his 2019 Rolling Stone article. (Be more conspicuous, PR teams, I dare you.)
Me seeing Olivia in his article before they started dating:
3) She inserted herself into his controversy with Candice (again, why? Just why?)
Call me old-fashioned but I’d reckon it’s abundantly clear: That there feller likes men! Prefers them even!
My friend (and you know who you are!) sent this to me and said it would be Olivia and Harry next. Eye-
4) Harry seems to be performing with Olivia in public, starting with the hand-hold gimmick at Jeff’s wedding, which was hella out of character for him. Makes me question what he’s trying to prove suddenly?
5) Harry doesn’t seem super into her, although he’s still keeping up a concerted (albeit half-hearted) charade with her for some reason.
I swear I’m not just trying to bash any relationship he ends up in apart from Zayn. (Ok, maybe that’s exactly what I’m doing, but with good reason!) The issues that make this situation feel off for me are genuinely concerning, and not just the result of me grasping at straws to discredit her. When I see her I just feel…idk how to explain it.
Again, the Jason drama and the fact that she has 2 kids unnerves me…urghhh! I just don’t like her potentially using Harry as a rebound or a new prospect to boost her career because of his global fame and success. History has demonstrated that Harry is rather easy to take advantage of, and people in Hollywood can sniff out emotional vulnerability like vicious bloodhounds on the hunt.
Something about this reeks—least of all the fact that she allegedly dipped on her man of 7 years once she set her sights on Harry in the fall of 2020. And remember long before they started filming there were auditions, costume fittings, table readings, etc. Meaning the line between when she left Jason and started up with Harry is muddier than people think (they went public holding hands in Jan 2021 so clearly they’d been “together” for a while) and this lends credence to the rumors about her blindsiding Jason and breaking his heart being true.
There was already a power imbalance established because Harry was seeking to please her in order to do well in his role. Same with how he admitted he was intimidated by Christopher Nolan and wanted to do well for him. That power imbalance exists naturally when someone is older and wiser than you, then add in the fact that she was his boss and it leaves me nauseous.
I don’t care how much Harry likes her and I don’t care how he likes to say “to each their own” when it comes to age gaps, and I don’t care that he likes to date older partners. He can do whatever he wants and we can’t stop him, but it doesn’t mean we have to shut up about it. We know Harry has a track record of problematic relationships (dating Caroline Flack when he was 17 and she was 32) and well also “homewrecking” (although he was technically with Zayn first and things just got muddy and complicated when Perrie came along.)
Therefore, despite reading loads of Alain de Botton, Harry is apparently not the best judge of what constitutes an appropriate or healthy romantic relationship, seeing as how he has barely been in a serious relationship for longer than a few months at a time, and they have all been heavily PR driven. But that’s celeb culture for you.
Sure, I don’t know him and I’m not allowed to have a say in his love life. Of course, duh, we all know this. And I love him very much (obviously) but if this scenario with Jason is true in the least, then I am very disappointed in him. Not to mention he could do soooooo much better than another man’s sloppy seconds. I just can’t stand to see Olivia’s preening face looking like the cat who ate the canary; knowing how vulnerable and damaged he is. There’s such an obnoxious “Look, mom, I’ve landed a pop-star!” aura about her that doesn’t sit right with me in that CCTV footage. Much like Gigi Hadid exploiting the closeted and mentally tormented Zayn for clout. Yuck, yuck, yuck.
I’m sorry, I don’t mean to be an asshole because God knows I know Harry deserves better than what he experienced with Zayn for so many years, and I would love to see him happy and moved on with someone else (sincerely!) but this Holivia mess ain’t it. It also feels inauthentic to me in a lot of ways, and his body language with her is deader than a doornail. His body language with David is 10x more REAL and I would be supportive of them falling in love!
Not to mention Olivia is legitimately bringing Harry a ton of bad press with her trashy baby daddy drama and damaging his image. (An almost spotless image he worked hard to cultivate for many years.) He is being accused of homewrecking because of how the Jason situation went down, and the fact that it’s reported that Jason was blindsided by the separation and by her sudden relationship with Harry. I thought it was just Larries claiming this stuff, but it looks like many major and minor publications are going with that narrative as well.
I’m not trying to say Olivia is solely to blame here, because Harry is equally at fault for their relationship if it did have nefarious beginnings that betrayed Jason, but Harry can only obtain so much knowledge about Olivia and Jason’s relationship. He sort of has to rely on her to tell him the truth about where they all stand, and I believe he is generally too trusting with people. She could have told him anything to bring him onboard for a relationship with her (and I’m sure that’s exactly what she did.)
He was one hell of a catch/rebound to prove to herself and her family that she “still has it” following her failed relationship. Also, most women would be incapable of passing on the opportunity to date Harry Styles, so there’s that. And if the way she clung to Jason (more than once) after their “break-up” is any indication of what happened, then there’s no wonder why the man was confused about when things actually ended between them. She’s sending out all sorts of mixed signals to Jason, even after the break-up was official.
Now I’m sure most of you will say I’m being too harsh and unfair towards Olivia, but to be perfectly honest, I just don’t care. And I’m also not looking forward to all the fake, spoon-fed BS we’ll be forced to consume in the media surrounding the promotion of Harry’s next album (if we’re still interested in supporting it) which will be all about her. How dumb and predictable. I thought Harry was making progress, but he seems to be resorting to the same old gimmicky PR tactics with the same old basic females, and this time with a dash of homewrecking to sweeten the deal! Get real, Harold.
In brighter news, Jason is reportedly now dating his co-star Keeley Hazell from the set of Ted Lasso, so we don’t have to worry about him being lonely and miserable.
Despite them mostly being photographed in the same positions as Holivia, they somehow manage to look more believable. (Yeah I said it.)
Surprisingly, they first met on the set of Horrible Bosses 2 back in 2014, and kept things platonic ever since. She’s seated next to him in the red bikini at 3:25 in the clip below:
Their new gig Ted Lasso is described by IMBD as a show that: “Follows U.S. American football coach Ted Lasso who heads to the U.K. to manage a struggling London football team in the top flight of English football.” What’s funny is that years before this ever became a show, Jason did a skit as this character:
Jason undoubtedly delivers loads of belly laughs to the set of Ted Lasso, since he has always been one of the standout members of my favorite SNL cast. (I love a man who can make me laugh uncontrollably.)
Some of my favorite skits of his are:
I adoreeeeeee this man so much! The way he dances in the background of all the What Up With That skits, please-
Alright that’s it. Rant over. Have a nice day.