The ‘House’ star is super-open on the the price of wedding too young — she was just 18! — the end of her marriage to an Italian prince, and why she’s ready to date again!
Olivia Wilde looks like she has it all — breathtaking beauty, a body to die for and a thriving acting career — but she also has the emotional scars from the end of her eight-year marriage to Tao Ruspoli. And we love how the gorgeous star doesn’t hold anything back as Glamour magazine’s June cover girl — sharing so much about her love life and her romantic dreams!
Olivia, now 27, married her prince at just 18 years old. Only later did she learn that both her mom and her grandmother also married young. But her parents, super-accomplished journalists Leslie and Andrew Cockburn, have been married for 35 years. Olivia’s marriage lasted only eight.
“Sometimes it’s only eight years and it’s great, and you have to know when it ends,” she tells Glamour.
The star of the upcoming Cowboys & Aliens says her mother has encouraged her to find the good in her breakup: “The mark of a good marriage is partnership and continuing to feel inspired by your spouse. I had that with Tao. But the end is not necessarily the tragedy. Staying in a relationship that is no longer working is the tragedy. Living unhappily—that’s the tragedy.”
Wow — is there a better lesson to take away from the sad end of a marriage? Olivia sounds intent on gathering up all the good she can from the experience, including the insight she has now on marrying as a teenager. Tao was 27.
“Everyone said it to me — and I had to figure it out for myself – but you change so much. I’ve learned that it’s important to spend some time in a relationship with yourself and not being defined by your partner.”
Olivia says her blossoming career meant she and Tao had too much time apart and distance between them.
“We got engaged at Burning Man and married on a school bus. We were not conventional. I think the promise we always made was that if we are no longer happy, we won’t continue. And it got to the point that I was working 10 months of the year outside of LA and he was doing these incredible things in other places. We were no longer partners in crime.”
Olivia’s ready to date again, she says — and even prepared to get into a serious relationship: “I wish I could play the field. But it’s so not me. I go 100 percent into everything. And I’m a really good girlfriend.”
Sounds like it would be tough to find anyone who could disagree now!
What do you think HollywoodLifers — does Olivia have it right when she talks about marriage and divorce?
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