In case you had thought it was drama school or improv classes or total commitment to a role, it instead turns out that Olivia Wilde’s divorce is the impetus behind her fine acting. “It makes you a more empathetic person, and I think it’s made me a better actress. Weakness is something we don’t like to admit we have,” The Change-Up actress tells Marie Claire. “We hold it against people, until we experience it, and then we feel more compassion for it. David Shore, who created House, said, ‘You should get divorced every year; your acting’s never been better!’” Sort of a shame she didn’t get divorced before Tron: Legacy came out then, right? Oh, we Tron: Went There.
While ending things with husband Tao Ruspoli this past spring might have turned Wilde into an Oscar contender (in the Best Actress In A Body-Switching Comedy category), she claims it didn’t do wonders for her dating ability. “I’m trying to be adult, entering the shark pool of dating, but I’m hopeless at it,” Olivia explains. “I think of myself as being very cool and independent and not jealous, but I like clarity.” Hmmm, seeing as how the last two men Wilde has been connected with are Justin Timberlake and Bradley Cooper, we think she’s just being humble. Makes this divorce thing seem pretty tempting. Now we only need to get married, have it fall apart, then start reaping the rewards!
It’s time our girl moved on to bigger and better things. Namely, every available bachelor in Hollywood. People reports that Olivia Wilde filed for divorce today from husband Tao Ruspoli, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Wilde separated from Ruspoli in January, but apparently just realized she should get the knot legally unsealed if she’s going on secret zoo dates with Ryan Gosling.
Some suggest that Olivia married too young (and in an abandoned school bus) for her marriage to last. “Olivia got married really young. She’s done a lot of growing since then, just like anyone would…they’ve just grown in different directions,” a friend told US Magazine. Now she’ll be able to look at any exotic animals in any enclosure in America as a free woman, and have a working wedding bus gased and waiting in the garage. Just in case.
Have you been working out, grooming your wardrobe and perfecting your table etiquette for months, just in case Olivia Wilde and her husband Tao Ruspoli separated?. You haven’t? Oh, then we are way ahead of the game now that Olivia is (almost) single and (undoubtedly) ready to mingle.
Wilde’s rep confirmed that the couple are dissolving their marriage of eight years, while People reports Wilde and Ruspoli separated a while ago. “They have been living apart after trying for quite some time to make their relationship work,” the source claims. As if approaching Wilde for a date wasn’t intimidating enough, keep in mind that Ruspoli is an Italian prince whose family owns Rome’s Palazzo Ruspoli. We’re sure your studio apartment and ironed khakis are just as impressive. Just to remind you of what you’re not longer missing out on, here are some photos of the no-longer happy couple and of your new girl friend Olivia Wilde. If you print one out and put one in your wallet, everyone will have to believe you!