Olivia Rodrigo, 19, and Joshua Bassett, 21, received numerous consideration after they chatted, smiled, and posed on the purple carpet of the Excessive Faculty Musical: The Musical: The Collection season 3 premiere in Los Angeles, CA on July 27. The rumored exes appeared nice in black outfits as they put their arms round one another for the cameras at one level throughout the occasion, which promoted the third season of their present. She wore a black mini gown with reduce outs, tights, and platform heels whereas he wore a silky black blazer over a black high, silky black pants, and matching boots.
Olivia and Joshua’s newest reunion comes after they made headlines for relationship and breakup rumors. The singer and actor are believed to have had a romantic relationship earlier than they parted methods and Joshua moved on to relationship actress Sabrina Carpenter, due to this fact inspiring Olivia’s largest hit tune, “drivers license.” The younger stars by no means confirmed the romance and breakup however they haven’t denied it both, and followers haven’t been shy about sharing their ideas on the state of affairs throughout social media.
Supporters additionally imagine that Joshua’s tune “Solely a Matter of Time” is a response to Olivia’s “drivers license,” which touched on heartbreak after seeing an ex with a brand new “blonde” lady, which is presumed to be Sabrina. Among the lyrics embrace, “Nevertheless it’s solely a matter of time / An eye fixed for an eye fixed you’ll go blind / When did you cease being variety? / You twisted your phrases like a knife / Nicely I’m certain that your hurting inside / However why would you make your ache minе? / You’re making me pay me on your crimеs / Nicely darling I’ll be nice.”
Regardless of the alleged drama between Olivia and Joshua, the latter appeared to aim to show issues are all good between them when he praised her and Sabrina’s new music earlier this yr. “been caught in my head since i heard it!!! congratulations [Sabrina Carpenter] on ‘Pores and skin’, the brand new label, & all that’s to come back!!!” he wrote about Sabrina’s tune “Pores and skin” in an Instagram story in Jan.
When speaking to Billboard in regards to the which means behind “drivers license,” Olivia admitted she feels that’s the “least vital” a part of the tune. “I completely perceive folks’s curiosity with the specifics of who the tune’s about and what it’s about, however to me, that’s actually the least vital a part of the tune,” she defined. “It’s resonating with folks due to how emotional it’s, and I feel every little thing else is just not vital. …To see it do very well — to have this actually painful second in my life, and switch it into one thing stunning that may perhaps assist folks by a troublesome time that they’re having, like I used to be having a troublesome time — it’s simply so empowering. I really feel grateful that I received to try this.”