ACTRESS and songstress Olivia Rodrigo was allegedly caught up in a love triangle with her former co-star.
Her love life has been the subject of a whirlwind of speculation by fans since the star released music with cryptic love lyrics.
Who is Olivia Rodrigo dating?
Rumors began to circulate that Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett were in a relationship in 2020.
The pair are co-stars on Disney’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series in which their characters dated.
Since their rumored split in 2020, Joshua began to date Sabrina Carpenter.
However, those reports have never been confirmed by either Rodrigo or Bassett.
The release of Olivia’s debut single Driver’s License and Sabrina’s track Skin first fuelled rumors that the girls are love rivals, before Rodrigo’s latest release ‘Deja Vu’ has done little to quieten the gossip.
Olivia, 18, released Deja Vu on April 1, 2021.
The song has similar traits to her first smash hit ‘Driver’s License’, with both tracks displaying deeply personal and confessional lyrics.
What Disney series and movies has Olivia starred in?
In 2016, Rodrigo was cast as Paige Olvera on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark. She played the role for three seasons.
In February 2019, she was cast as the role of Nini Salazar-Roberts on the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, which premiered that November.
Rodrigo wrote All I Want for the soundtrack and co-wrote Just For a Moment with co-star Joshua Bassett.
What did Taylor Swift say about Driver’s License?
Rodrigo named Swift as her musical inspiration.
After realizing her new single, Drivers License, went number three on the iTunes chart, Rodrigo posted a screenshot of her achievement, especially since Swift was taking the other two spots in front of her.
“Next to Taylor on the US iTunes chart. I’m in a puddle of tears,” the 17-year-old wrote on her Instagram.
Swift responded to Rodrigo’s post with some high praise for the young singer, “I say that’s my baby and I’m really proud.”
Rodrigo wrote back to Swift saying, “Crying like a baby! Thank you for everything u do!!!!!”
Rodrigo’s Driver’s License single became part of a Saturday Night Live skit on the episode that aired on February 20.
Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean plays the single – which he calls “my song” – on the jukebox to his buddies at the pool hall.
His gang of “manly men”, including Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Alex Moffat and Bowen Yang, are confused as to what the tune is about.
Alex Mofatt says: “I think I overheard on the news or something that it’s actually about the kids from High School Musica. I don’t know.”
Taylor Swift called Olivia Rodrigo “her baby”[/caption]
Pete Davidson replies: “Oh, who? Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron, Sharpay -that whole crew?”
Regé-Jean then insists: “Nah, man. Olivia wrote it about Joshua Bassett who’s allegedly now with Sabrina Carpenter.”
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Regé-Jean and his buddies then discuss Olivia’s musical influences, saying she reminds them of Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift.
In light of the sketch, Rodrigo tweeted on Saturday: “DRIVERS LICENSE SNL SKETCH IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER. I’M SHAKING.”
The singer added on her Instagram Stories: “I’m losing my mind an SNL sketch ab drivers licence omg [sic].”