It’s easy to say Olivia Rodrigo is riding a great wave of success, and in a way, she may have her ex-boyfriends (like Adam Faze and Ethan Wacker)—and even her rumored beaus, like Joshua Bassett and Zack Bia—to thank for it.
The High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star became an instant phenomenon in early 2021 after releasing her debut single, “Drivers License,” a moody breakup ballad that perfectly captures the adolescent anguish over the loss of young love, and got fans wondering just who the track was about.
Drivers License” clicked with fans right away and finally lasted eight weeks at No. 1. “The moment that I understood fairly early on that maybe this was going to be something significant was when it appeared next to Taylor Swift on the iTunes charts,” Rodrigo once told Interview.
“It was her two bonus tracks off of Evermore, and then ‘Drivers License.’ And I am the hugest Taylor Swift fan ever. I put that on Instagram and she really commented on the picture, which was super awesome. That was truly the point where I was like, ‘Whoa, this is really major.'”
Rodrigo’s career merely began snowballing from then with the publication of her album, Sour, dozens of prizes.
Of course, all the attention is given to her music also put the emphasis on her personal life—which is why it may be surprising to find that Rodrigo is actually fairly low-key about her private life, including her love relationships.
Here’s Everything We Know About Olivia Rodrigo’s Boyfriends and Dating History Thus Far
Even though Olivia Rodrigo’s ex-boyfriends Adam Faze and Ethan Wacker, as well as her reported beaus Joshua Bassett and Zack Bia, have all left her, she’s still riding a wave of popularity because of them.
Before long in 2021, fans began to wonder who the mysterious “Drivers License” was about after she released her debut single, a melancholy breakup song that eloquently captured the pain of adolescence over a lost love. “Drivers License” was an instant hit with listeners, spending eight weeks at the top of the charts.
Once, Rodrigo told Interview, “The moment when I recognized fairly early on… this would be something significant was when it was on iTunes next to Taylor Swift.” “It was ‘Drivers License’ and her two bonus tracks from Evermore.
” It also helps that I’m a major Taylor Swift fan. I shared it on Instagram and she really commented on it, which was a nice surprise. ‘Wow, this is going to be a major deal,'” I thought at that point.
When Sour was released, Rodrigo’s career skyrocketed, winning her numerous accolades. However, it may come as a surprise to hear that Rodrigo is surprisingly quiet about her personal life, including her love relationships, given the attention her music has received. We’ve compiled a list of Olivia Rodrigo’s current and past relationships.
More Information on Rodrigo’s Previous Partnerships, Please Continue Reading Below.
As of (2021 – 2022), Adam Faze
In June 2021, news of Rodrigo’s connection with Adam Faze surfaced. Rodrigo invited Faze and a guest to the Space Jam 2 premiere at Six Flags America in Valencia, California, according to E! News at the time. According to the site, Rodrigo referred to Faze as “her boyfriend” during their first date.
In the words of one account, Rodrigo and Faze were “holding hands at one point,” rode “all the rides” together, and were “together all night long.”
“Really cut but not too terribly tactile” is how TikTok star Stuart Brazell described the couple to E! News, who attended the celebration.
There was a sense of familiarity between the two of them as a couple, and it appeared that he was well-known to many of the other guests. In the words of a friend: “It simply felt like fuzzy new-found love.”
Aside from Charli D’Amelio, Rodrigo “seemed to be having a pretty good time” during the event, according to Brazil.
According to her, “She was smiling a lot and certainly enjoyed her time with Charli,” she stated. On a July night at an amusement park, “they were just adolescents having a great time with their friends while eating, drinking, and going on rides.”
E! News reported that Rodrigo and Faze “met through industry connections” a few months before their June 2021 date, which is when the two will wed. “It’s only been a few months, but she looks genuinely happy with him and they’re clearly dating exclusively and getting serious,” an insider told the gossip site.
After less than a year of dating, Rodrigo and Faze broke up in February 2022. A source told People at the time that “they’ve been over for a bit now.”
Actor Josh Bassett (2020)
In High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Rodrigo and Bassett played love lovers Nini Salazar-Roberts and Ricky Bowen.
Fans claim that Bassett and Rodrigo were secretly dating in 2020 and that Bassett broke up with Rodrigo to date Sabrina Carpenter from Disney Channel. Rodrigo’s first hit, “Driver’s License,” is often considered to be about her breakup with Bassett.
There is a verse in the song, “You’re probably with that blonde girl/ Who always made me doubt/ She is so much older than me/ She is everything I’m insecure about,” which Rodrigo sings about Carpenter.
Because of a previous social media post in which Bassett claimed to have taught Rodrigo how to drive, fans believe that “Driver’s License” is about Bassett.
Rodrigo fans assumed that Bassett had released his own song, “Lie, lie, lie,” after the release of the tune “Driver’s License.” At the same time, Carpenter released her own song, “Skin,” which many fans took to be a reference to Rodrigo.
“Driver’s License” has never been proven as a reference to a specific person, but Rodrigo told Billboard at the time that she “understands” the interest in the song’s subject matter.
According to her, “I understand people’s curiosity with regards to specifics of who the song is about and what it’s about,” she stated. In the end, I don’t think anything else matters. It’s resonating with people because it’s so emotive.”
In an interview with GQ in June 2021, Bassett addressed allegations that he was the inspiration for “Driver’s License” and Rodrigo’s debut album, Sour, which was released in the same year.
It’s obvious that they don’t know what they’re talking about, he claimed. Aside from the fact that “biting my tongue” is “the hardest thing” he’s had to deal with, “the reality is that it’s… it’s kind of like a lost cause trying to talk about any of that stuff.”
He added, “Sabrina and Olivia are being asked about by everyone.” Do we not see these women for who they truly are and appreciate them for that? Instead of focusing on their relationship with a boy, let’s look at their art and how fantastic it is.
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