Olivia Rodrigo’s song may have inspired suspicions that she dated Joshua Bassett, her High School Musical: The Musical: The Series co-star, and the two had some breakup drama, but Rodrigo has moved on. On June 30, E! revealed that the 18-year-old singer is dating 24-year-old producer Adam Faze. According to a source close to Rodrigo, she took Faze to the Space Jam 2 premiere as her plus one and introduced him as “her lover.” Over the weekend of July 10-11, the pair was spotted kissing for the first time.
However, their romance may have cooled in the new year. Rodrigo unfollowed Faze on Instagram in January 2022, according to Page Six, and the two spent New Year’s apart. Olivia Rodrigo has stopped following anyone on Instagram, but Faze continues to do so.
So, who exactly is Faze? Learn more about Rodrigo’s partner and what has been revealed about their relationship thus far.
When paparazzi photographed Faze and Rodrigo kissing in Los Angeles in July 2021, they openly declared their romance
During the July 10-11 weekend, Rodrigo and Faze confirmed reports that they were dating. The duo was seen kissing against an Audi in the presence of paparazzi while out in Los Angeles, as seen below.
During their Space Jam 2 date, Faze and Rodrigo were first seen showing off their PDA.
According to E!, Rodrigo announced her romance with Faze in June 2021. Rodrigo not only identified Faze as her boyfriend during their Space Jam 2 outing on June 29, but the two were also affectionate at Six Flags Magic Mountain, where the event took held. “Olivia was in high spirits last night as she celebrated the release of Space Jam 2,” the insider claimed. “They were incredibly cute together and didn’t try to hide their feelings in any way.” Faze and Rodrigo were “together the entire night,” according to the source, and were observed “holding hands at one point.”
Stuart Brazell, a different partygoer, told E! that “the two of them together felt comfortable and newish, and it seemed like he also knew a lot of people there.” “It simply felt like cozy, new youthful love,” she says.
Faze and Rodrigo dated for a few months before going public, and in early July 2021, they were “getting serious.”
A source told E! that Faze and Rodrigo discreetly began dating weeks before the release of Space Jam 2. According to the source, “[they] met through industry friends.” “It’s only been a few months, but she appears to be quite happy with him, and they’re dating exclusively and getting serious.”
Faze and Rodrigo are Instagram friends, but they haven’t made their relationship public yet.
Faze and Rodrigo attended their first event together at the end of June, but they are keeping their relationship private for the time being. As a result of allegations about their breakup, Faze’s personal Instagram has been made private. Rodrigo still follows his professional Instagram account, itsnotafaze.
Rodrigo, on the other hand, has yet to make any posts on her own account concerning Faze. Faze isn’t the first musician’s partner to make his Instagram private: Ariana Grande‘s now-husband Dalton Gomez did the same when the couple was first rumoured to be romantically engaged.
Rodrigo unfollowed Faze on Instagram in January 2022, triggering speculations of a secret breakup.
It learned that Faze was relocating from Los Angeles to New York and saw Rodrigo’s Instagram unfollow. It was noted that the pair spent New Year’s Eve apart, and Rodrigo discussed the best way to move on after a breakup with British Vogue in an interview published on December 30. “Aside from cutting off all communication, I believe it’s critical to forgive not only them, but yourself for allowing things to happen,” she stated. “I’ve discovered that.”
Faze previously wrote for Forbes
Faze was a Forbes contributor in 2017, when he was 20 years old. He defined himself as “a twenty-year-old storyteller and creative entrepreneur focused on one thing and one thing only: the future of entertainment,” according to his website bio. Adam is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Ziffren Brittenham LLP and is the co-founder of Chateau Savant, an event series that debuted this year during the Cannes Film Festival (May 18-26, 2017).