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Long before dating heartthrob Harry Styles, actress Olivia Wilde was married to Italian royalty, Tao Ruspoli.
Wilde was just 19 when she married Ruspoli in 2003.
The couple tied the knot on a school bus in Virginia with just one pair of witnesses, Wilde later revealing they chose the venue because it was the only place they could be ‘completely alone’ as their union was a secret.
Ruspoli is the son of Italian aristocratic prince Alessandro Ruspoli, 9th Prince of Cerveteri.
“Everyone expects him to pick me up in a limo or a yacht. Then Tao rolls around in that old Thunderbird, wearing flip flops, hair all crazy,” Olivia said.
“People say, ‘Is he a prince?'”
After their wedding, Wilde joked that her father had suffered a “minor heart attack” when he found out about their marriage.
“My dad had a minor heart attack, and it was hard to imagine settling back then,” Wilde said. women’s health of her teenage marriage.
“But there was this surge of romantic excitement and an overwhelming sense that we were meant to be family. We were very open to the idea that if it didn’t work out, we’d just let things take their course. No pressure.”
The couple dated for eight years, before filing for divorce in 2011.
“I had grown up with Tao; we had just drifted away,” Wilde admitted to Marie Claire at the time.
Wilde then met ex-partner Jason Sudeikis in 2011, with the couple sharing two children, before calling it quits in 2020.
The actress-turned-director is now dating A direction‘s Harry Styles, a romance she kept secret.