Olivia Rodrigo Admitted She Dated Some Guys She "Shouldn't Have" — Here's a Look at Her Boyfriends

Stephanie Harper - Author

Aug. 25 2023, Updated 12:09 p.m. ET

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It appears that Olivia Rodrigo has taken a few notes from Taylor Swift's guide to the heartbreak lyrics. A lot of Olivia's songs describe the romantic pain she’s been through at such a young age! She doesn't skimp on the details either.

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When we consider what she’s emotionally endured based on lyrics from songs like "Drivers License," "Good 4 U,” "Traitor,” and "Deja Vu" (from her debut album Sour) or "Vampire" (from her sophomore record Guts), it makes us a bit curious to know who all she’s dated in the past — and who she's dating now. Here’s what you should know about Olivia's boyfriend list.

Olivia's first known public boyfriend was Ethan Wacker.

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After meeting on the set of Bizaardvark, Olivia and Ethan Wacker totally hit it off. They aren’t the first couple to emerge from a Disney Channel TV show or a movie! We’ve seen this happen for Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas, as well as Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron – just to name a few. Olivia and Ethan started dating in 2016, letting the world in on their relationship by spending the holidays together that year.

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They only dated for a little less than a year before parting ways. Olivia and Ethan have both refrained from speaking out publicly about the split. There are still a few pictures of them together on both their Instagram profiles ... if you’re willing to scroll down far enough to find them.

Olivia's relationship with Joshua Bassett is rumored to have inspired her debut album "Sour."

Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett
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Did Olivia and Joshua Bassett ever even officially confirm their relationship? It turns out they both never actually revealed if they were dating. Rumor has it, they most definitely were and he’s the devastating inspiration behind the heartbreaking songs on her debut album. Olivia and Joshua met for the first time in 2019 while filming High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. They played on-screen lovers, which pushed audiences to ship a real-life relationship between them pretty quickly.

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Based on the “blond girl" lyric in Olivia‘s “Drivers License" song, it’s widely believed her relationship with Josh fell apart because he started dating Sabrina Carpenter. If you don’t already know the details of the drama, this love triangle theory is genuinely just as messy as it sounds. Joshua and Sabrina never confirmed if they were dating either. It seems he prefers to keep his personal life as private as possible while being a well-known Disney Channel star.

Olivia went on to date Adam Faze.

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Olivia and film/TV producer Adam Faze were seen out and about by paparazzi holding hands and kissing in July 2021. They went on a date to watch Space Jam together and it was around that timeframe that she introduced him as her boyfriend.

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According to Elle, they dated for a few months before going public with the relationship. But by February 2022, a source told People that the two had actually been broken up "for a bit now."

Olivia was then linked to Zack Bia and Vinnie Hacker.

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Olivia was linked to both Zack Bia and Vinnie Hacker in 2022, though nothing was officially confirmed.

The singer was spotted with DJ and influencer Zack in April 2022, though they had supposedly been hanging out since around February of that year, during the time of the Super Bowl. But by August, 2022, it was reported that they'd already "fizzled" after "casually dating."

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In May 2022, fans also speculated that perhaps Olivia was dating TikToker Vinnie Hacker, after they were photographed hugging after one of her shows. But Vinnie later explained in August 2022 during a podcast interview that those viral photos were simply from a group hangout among their friends — i.e., there was no dating.

In August 2023, Olivia admitted that she'd dated some guys she "shouldn't have" after her debut album blew up.

“I had such a desire to live and experience things and make mistakes and grow after Sour came out, I kind of felt this pressure to be this girl that I thought everyone expected me to be,” Olivia told The New York Times in August 2023. “And I think because of that pressure, maybe I did things that maybe I shouldn’t have — dated people that I shouldn’t have.”

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