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  • Olivia Rodrigo’s love life has been within the public eye because the launch of her track ‘Driver’s License’ in 2021.
  • Her first album ‘SOUR’ was seemingly impressed by her breakup with Joshua Bassett.
  • Olivia has additionally been linked to Adam Faze and Zack Bia.
  • Olivia dropped her second album ‘Guts’ on Friday, Sep. 8, 2023.

Olivia Rodrigo simply launched her superb sophomore document Guts on Friday, Sep. 8. Because the launch of her debut album, SOUR, in 2021, Olivia, 20, has been in two public relationships with Zack Bia and Adam Faze. Followers have discovered lyrics in numerous songs throughout the brand new album, together with lead single “Vampire,” that appear to level to her earlier relationships.

Forward of the brand new album’s launch, Olivia revealed that she feels some “responsibility” to provide the topics of her songs a heads up earlier than the songs drop, whereas chatting with Phoebe Bridgers for Interview Journal. “Have you ever felt the responsibility to send the subject of a song the song before it comes out, especially now that you have such a giant platform?” Phoebe requested her.

“I feel like last time there was so much weird media s**t and I had no idea how to deal with any of it. Literally, it was the first song out of the gate and all of that s**t happened. I felt so ill-equipped,” Olivia responded. “That was an overwhelming experience, but now I definitely feel a responsibility. I just try not to think about it during the writing process.”

Whereas the brand new songs don’t immediately point out any previous beaus, songs like “Bad Idea Right?” and “Get Him Back!” are seemingly impressed by previous romances. The previous punk-pop hit particulars getting again along with an ex-boyfriend, regardless of it being, effectively, a nasty thought. The latter is an alt-rock anthem about making an attempt to make a less-than-favorable ex jealous. “Do I love him? Do I hate him? I guess it’s up and down,” Olivia raps on the monitor.

Followers have theorized that “Vampire” could also be impressed by one of many males that Olivia dated because the launch of Bitter. One line particularly factors to the track’s topic being older than Olivia herself. “Went for me, not for her, ’cause girls your age know better,” Olivia sings within the second verse. Each Zack and Adam are older than her. One other lyric — “You only come out at night” — seems to level to Zack, who works as a DJ and sometimes has gigs within the nighttime. She additionally references a timeline of “six months” within the lyrics — “Six months of torture” — which is about how lengthy she was publicly linked to Zack (February till August 2022). Her relationship with Adam, in the meantime, lasted about seven months.

It’s most likely protected to say that one individual whom “Vampire” is NOT about, although, is Olivia’s Excessive Faculty Musical: The Musical: The Collection co-star, Joshua Bassett. Olivia has already achieved her fair proportion of penning lyrics about Josh, because it’s been speculated that almost all of SOUR was about him and their breakup. Take a deep dive into Olivia’s relationship historical past beneath:

Ethan Wacker

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Ethan Wacker on the Radio Disney Music Awards on June 22, 2018 (Photograph: Rob Latour/Shutterstock)

Olivia’s first severe boyfriend was actor Ethan Wacker, 21. They met on the Disney Channel comedy collection Bizaardvark, the place Olivia performed Paige Olvera and Ethan performed Bernie Schotz. The co-stars formally began relationship in July 2018,  however they waited six extra months till they made the romance Instagram official. “Happy 6 months! You are the greatest,” Ethan wrote alongside a since-deleted photograph of the pair from January 2019. Olivia and Ethan continued relationship till August 2019, when followers seen that they wiped footage of one another off their IG pages.

Nonetheless, the exes are nonetheless on good phrases. When Ethan revealed he obtained accepted into Vanderbilt College in Could 2020, Olivia congratulated her ex-boyfriend on her Instagram Tales. “Ahhhh I’m so proud! He’s the best!” she mentioned on the time, in response to reviews. Plus, after “Driver’s License” was launched, Ethan denied rumors floating round on TikTok that the track was about their relationship. “Nope, I treated her well,” he wrote on TikTok.

Joshua Bassett

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Olivia Rodrigo & Joshua Bassett in ‘High School Musical: The Musical — The Series’ (Photograph: Walt Disney Photos/Kobal/Shutterstock)

The Olivia-Joshua relationship was a significant popular culture second in 2021. The pair, who co-starred in Disney+’s Excessive Faculty Musical: The Musical: The Collection as Nini and Ricky, respectively, had been linked in a supposed love triangle involving fellow Disney darling Sabrina Carpenter, 24. Though they by no means confirmed that they had been in a relationship, the lyrics to “Driver’s License” and different songs from SOUR led to main fan hypothesis.

Olivia and Joshua first met once they had been forged in HSMTMTS in 2019. In July 2020, he launched the track “Anyone Else,” which he mentioned was about falling for somebody who was unavailable. Though he by no means confirmed that Olivia was the topic of the track, followers had been sure that it was about her. Olivia added gasoline to that fireplace in her 2021 monitor “Driver’s License,” when she sang, “I guess you didn’t mean what you wrote in that song about me.”

Summer season 2020 can be when Joshua was first noticed out with Sabrina. Weeks later, Olivia hinted that issues had gone south in her rumored relationship with Josh, as she posted a TikTok about “failed relationships.” In “Driver’s License,” she appeared to trace that the romance ended due to Sabrina. “You’re probably with that blonde girl, who always made me doubt, she’s so much older than me, she’s everything I’m insecure about,” Olivia sings. Not solely Sabrina blonde, however she’s additionally 4 years older than Olivia. In the meantime, Joshua confirmed assist to Olivia when she launched the monitor, calling it a “great song” on his Instagram Story.

Olivia, in fact, was requested in regards to the topic of the track in interviews, however she refused to call names. “I totally understand people’s curiosity with specifics of who the song’s about and what it’s about,” she admitted to Billboard. “But, to me, that’s really the least important part of the song. It’s resonating with people because of how emotional it is and I think everything else is not important.” In a March 2021 interview with Radio.Com, she additionally insisted that she “doesn’t know” Sabrina in any respect. “I think we’ve met once or twice in passing,” Olivia shared. “But I’ve never had a conversation with her.”

In a GQ interview printed June 2021, Joshua addressed the supposed love triangle. He revealed that “the hardest thing” has been “biting my tongue, in a lot of ways, but the reality is it’s kind of like a lost cause trying to talk about any of that stuff, and I refuse to feed into any of the bulls***, so I just don’t.” Joshua added, “[Everyone] is asking me about Sabrina and Olivia. Why don’t we focus on these women for who they are? Let’s focus on the art that they’re making and how great they are instead of their relationship to a boy.” In that very same interview, Joshua got here out as a member of the LGBTQ group. “Even if there are consequences, I would much rather deal with consequences and live my truth than live in fear,” he mentioned.

In the meantime, Sabrina appeared to launch her personal track in regards to the love triangle drama in Feb. 2021. “Maybe you didn’t mean it, maybe blonde was the only rhyme,” she sang on the track “Skin.” This was seemingly a direct response to Olivia’s lyric from “Driver’s License.”

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Olivia and Josh reunite on the ‘HSMTMTS’ premiere. (MediaPunch/Shutterstock)

Sadly, all the public drama took a toll on any friendship that Joshua and Olivia might have been capable of have at the moment. In Dec. 2021, he advised GQ that he hadn’t spoken to his former co-star because the launch of “Driver’s License.” He additionally launch three breakup songs of his personal, which followers assume are about Olivia. “If you get to tell your truth, so do I,” he sang on the monitor “Crisis.” “And it’s cool if you want me to play the bad guy, but don’t you dare act like I didn’t love you.”

The 2 seemingly squashed their beef, although, when Olivia made a visitor look on season 3 of HSMTMTS. In July 2022, she and Josh even reunited and posed for pictures on the pink carpet to advertise the present. Olivia additionally appears to have buried the hatchet with Sabrina, as they had been photographed chatting on the Met Gala in 2022.

Adam Faze

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Olivia and Adam dated for a few of 2021. (Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock / Andrew H. Walker/Shutterstock)

Olivia’s subsequent public relationship was with Adam Faze, 26. The pair had been first noticed collectively on the premiere of House Jam 2 at Six Flags Magic Mountain on June 29, 2021. A supply advised E! on the time that Olivia introduced Adam as her plus one to the occasion and even launched him as “her boyfriend.” In November 2021, they had been seen packing on PDA out in L.A. in pictures obtained by Web page Six.

Sadly, Olivia and Adam are not collectively. Their breakup was reported by quite a few shops in February 2022. A supply advised Individuals that “they’ve been over for a bit now.” Olivia and Adam nonetheless haven’t publicly mentioned their short-lived romance.

Zack Bia

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Zack and Olivia had been linked from Feb. to August 2022. (JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock / Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock)

Shortly after information of her cut up with Adam was confirmed, Olivia was linked to DJ Zack Bia in Feb. 2022. Though they weren’t noticed collectively till April, it’s been reported that Zack invited Olivia to look at him DJ at a Tremendous Bowl social gathering two months prior. “They hit it off and have been casually hanging out,” a supply advised E! Information on the time.

The primary pictures of Olivia and Zack collectively surfaced in April, once they had been seen spending time collectively in New York Metropolis whereas Olivia was on the town for her tour. In June 2022, PEOPLE confirmed that Olivia and Zack had been relationship because the Tremendous Bowl. “They really like each other,” the magazine’s supply claimed. Nonetheless, when Zack was requested in regards to the rumors someday later, he responded, “I have no idea. I didn’t even hear that.”

By August 2022, reviews surfaced that Olivia and Zack had damaged up. “Their relationship sort of fizzled,” Us Weekly reported. “They were casually dating but haven’t spent time together in a while.”

Whereas neither Olivia nor Zack publicly commented on their relationship, Olivia did admit to creating some regretful relationship selections after Bitter was launched in an Aug. 2023 New York Instances interview. Though, she didn’t title anybody particularly. “I kind of felt this pressure to be this girl that I thought everyone expected me to be,” she advised the outlet. “I think because of that pressure, maybe I did things that maybe I shouldn’t have — dated people that I shouldn’t have.”

Zack runs in well-known circles, and calls stars like Drake, Kendall Jenner and extra mates. Earlier than relationship Olivia, he was in an on/off relationship with Madison Beer. He was additionally briefly linked to Madelyn Cline following her cut up from Chase Stokes.