Filipino-American actress, singer, and songwriter, Olivia Isabel Rodrigo has earned incredible success in the entertainment industry. Olivia Rodrigo, as many know her, started her acting career in 2015.
Her first role on set was in a television commercial for Old Navy clothing. However, shortly after she played the role in the television commercial in 2015; she officially made her debut in acting that same year, when she played the lead role in the film, An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success. She is well known for the amazing roles she played as a cast in Disney’s film and series, High School: The Musical: The Series and Bizaardvark.
She also wrote All I want, and co-wrote, Just for a Moment, which were soundtracks for High School: The Musical: The Series. She released her debut single titled, Drivers License, on January 8, 2021. The song became a hit on many online music platforms within the week of its release. It broke Spotify’s record for most daily streams when it garnered more than 17 million global streams on January 11, 2021.
The song debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and topped many music charts in the United Kingdom, Australia, Norway, Ireland, and many other European countries. Her second single, Déjà vu, debuted at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the first artist to debut with two songs in the top 10 of the chart. She released her third single, Good 4 U, on May 14, 2021, and her debut studio album titled, Sour, on May 21, 2021.
Olivia’s Relationship with Madison Hu
She starred in the Disney series, Bizaardvark, at age 12. The show included some other kid actors, and it is where she met her best friend and co-star Madison Hu. According to her, she had an identity crisis acting some roles and scenes she was given on set for the show. However, Madison Hu helped her many times to solve her crisis by motivating her and giving her good advice on what to do, and through this, they became best friends.
She has referred to Madison as her soul mate, several times in interviews. They also co-wrote more than ten songs that were featured in the series. She has also said that although Madison left the Bizaardvark series while she was still a cast in it, she held no grudges against her and still shares an authentic connection with her.
Madison and Olivia have posted several pictures on their social media pages of their happy and chill moments together while on set for Bizaardvark.
Olivia’s Romantic Relationships
In 2019, Olivia dated Bizaardvark Co-star Ethan Wacker for less than a year. The pair first met in 2016 when the series started. They remained friends until 2018 when things apparently became romantic between them. After accepting to date Ethan in 2018, they kept their romance a secret and went on several holidays together enjoying their relationship.
However, they made their secret relationship public through their Instagram accounts to celebrate their six months anniversary. They sadly broke up after this and neither party has commented on the cause for their split. However, both keep a few pictures of themselves together on their social media pages and have even been tagging themselves in some posts.
Some months after her breakup with Ethan, rumors began to swirl that she was in a romantic relationship with another co-star called Joshua Bassett. They met on set in 2019 when they began filming for, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. They played on-screen lovebird roles and it was not long before this became a reality.
During their relationship, they had an interview together where Joshua recalled a particular moment on set with her and described it as the best thing that happened to him in the world. She also said she loved him very much and that Joshua was the first person to teach her driving and this is something she will never forget.
However, they broke up in 2020, after just a few months of dating. Rumor has it that Joshua was cheating with another actress and this caused the breakup. Her hit song, Drivers License, has been reported to be about this relationship. However, Joshua has disregarded this claim on his social media pages.
There have been several speculations that she was in a relationship with popular American activist, Cameron Kasky. They have both shared many pictures of themselves together on their social media and this has caused speculations. However, neither she nor Cameron has opened up about anything concerning a possible relationship between them.
Interesting Facts/Trivia about Olivia Rodrigo
She is a firm activist for gender equality. She is an official and speaker for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. This is a non-profit organization that studies the roles that women play in the media and promotes the need for equal representation of women in the media.
She believes that for this world to be a better place, everyone should follow a code. And what’s this code? It is to work very hard and be nice to everybody. She believes that in doing so, the world will be free from all negativity and left with only positivity or what she calls “Good Vibes”. Olivia often shares these beliefs with her fans by posting positive quotes on her social media pages.
Olivia has stated in several interviews that Taylor Swift is her role model and her favorite artist. She attributes most parts of her career to the inspiration she has drawn from Taylor.
On social media, she refers to herself as the biggest Swift fan and often posts album and song covers on her pages in support of Taylor.
Taylor has also expressed her love for Olivia’s music on social media. Taylor even sent her a cardigan as a gift when her song topped the Billboard chart.
Olivia has also stated in some interviews that the New Zealand singer and songwriter, Lorde, also inspires her to make music. She says she appreciates Lorde very much and thinks that she is one of the best musicians on earth.
Olivia Rodrigo Songs
Here is a collection of songs by Olivia Rodrigo:
- “Jealousy, Jealousy”
- “Favorite Crime”
- “Enough for You”
- “Hope Ur OK”
- “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back”
- “Good 4 U”
- “Deja Vu”
- “Drivers License”
- “All I Want”