Since Olivia released her hit debut single “drivers license” back in January 2021, speculation and drama have followed the pair everywhere they go. In December 2021, Joshua went as far as revealing they had not spoken since the breakup anthem was released — but that seems to have changed now.
When “drivers license” was released, it became the subject of fan theories aplenty, with many speculating Joshua was the inspiration behind the lyrics, though neither Joshua nor Olivia never publicly confirmed an off-screen romance. (They do play on-screen love interests on HSM:TM:TS.)
Knowing the history, to say the reunion took fans aback would be an understatement. “JOSHUA BASSETT AND OLIVIA RODRIGO…BREATHING THE SAME AIR…NEXT TO EACH OTHER…IN 2022…I HAVE NO WORDS,” a fan wrote on Twitter sharing pictures from the night. (Honestly, the all caps says everything you need to know.)
“Never in a million f*cking years would I have predicted an Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett pic together,” a fan wrote reacting to the news. “If you told me that Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett would’ve reunited in 2022 with photo evidence of them all smiles and laughter… I would [have] laughed in your face,” someone else chimed in. “The word is healing,” a third one noted.
“Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett posing for photos together on a red carpet in 2022 feels like the most surreal thing,” another person noted. But it is 100% real and we love this development. Big yes to friendship and growth.