Olivia Wilde divorced her Italian prince, Tao Ruspoli just so she could move on to find her Prince Charming, Jason Sudeikis
It’s a rare occurrence that someone who gets married at only 19 stays married to their partner. Very few people know at that age what they want in life, let alone have any idea of who they are. But it’s easy to be crazy in love at 19 and to think that the person, who holds your heart, will hold it for the rest of your life.
Unfortunately Olivia Wilde had to discover that this is rarely true.
She managed to stay married to her Italian prince Tao Ruspoli for eight years, which is impressive in itself. But eventually she had to realize that she didn’t even really know herself and that she wasn’t growing as a person in her marriage.
She called the day she had to ask for divorce the worst of her life. That was in 2011 and she was only 26 years old. But what options did she have when she figured out that she didn’t even really know how to take care of herself, because she had been married since her late teenage years?
In many ways it was the adult thing to do and she decided to take charge of her life and her personal development and let go of the man she once loved, because she needed to also love herself.
The marriage didn’t fall apart and even though there were rumors that Olivia’s exploding career was to be blamed for the split, she herself said no such thing and also put no blame on her ex-husband. Of course there may have been other factors. When a couple divorces it’s never just one thing that caused the breakdown of the marriage. It’s usually an accumulation of reasons.
Olivia owned up to her part in it and it doesn’t look as if she has anything negative to say about Tao. She filed for divorce and requested no spousal support, but also requested the refusal of spousal support for her ex-husband.
The divorce must have been fairly amicable, however, even if not without pain. Everything was settled quietly and the divorce was finalized on September 29, 2011.
Olivia Wilde then found herself standing on her own two feet. Dating didn’t come naturally to her and somehow she didn’t value herself very highly, always having relied on being validated by someone else, which certainly included her ex-husband.
Most of us would be stunned to hear this, given what an attractive and successful actress she is.
Clearly she won him over, though, because they started dating six months after they first met. She was smitten with him and when you see pictures of the two, the sentiment seems mutual.
They’ve been engaged to be married since 2013 and last year they welcomed their first child, son Otis. The couple seems extraordinarily happy, even though they’re not rushing into marriage just yet. Olivia has done that before and probably sees no need to do it again.
She may have lost an Italian prince, but it’s very clear that she has found her Prince Charming. And they know the odds they face. They know that Hollywood marriages tend to fall apart, but as long as they don’t consider themselves to be above the odds, they may actually stand a chance at a happily ever after.