Who is Olivia Rodrigo?
Olivia Rodrigo is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is also well known for her performances on the Disney TV shows “Bizaardvark” (2016) and “High School Musical: The Musical : The Series” (2019). She got into the limelight in 2021 after the release of her hit single “Driver’s License”.
Olivia Rodrigo’s full name is Olivia Isabel Rodrigo. She was born on February 20, 2003, in Rancho Springs Medical Centre, Murrieta, California. She was born to Ronald Rodrigo (father) and Sophia Rodrigo (mother). The actress and singer was raised in Temecula, but would later on relocate to Los Angeles with her family for the sake of her career. She is 20 years old as of 2023. She attended Dorothy MCEthinney Middle School and Lisa J Mails Elementary School as a child.
About Olivia Rodrigo’s parents
Olivia Rodrigo is reportedly the only child of her parents – Ronald Rodrigo (father) and Sophia Rodrigo (mother). Her father is a Filipino-American family therapist, while her mother is a German-Irish school teacher. According to Olivia, her mother was quite instrumental to the development of her career as she encouraged her to take piano lessons at a very tender age. She also made it known that her mother is the first person to listen to her new songs.
Olivia Rodrigo’s parents tend to maintain a low profile and they only get on the media when mentioned by their daughter. Therefore, there is very scarce information about their personal life.
About Olivia Rodrigo’s siblings
Olivia Rodrigo is reportedly the only child of her parents.
Wiki profile of Olivia Rodrigo
|Full name||Olivia Isabel Rodrigo|
|Place of birth||California|
|Date of birth||February 20, 2003|
|Career||Singer, Songwriter, Actress|
|Parents||Ronald Rodrigo (father)|
Sophia Rodrigo (mother)
|Alma mater||Dorothy MCEthinney Middle School and Lisa J Mails Elementary School|
|Net worth||$5 million dollars|
How Olivia Rodrigo started her career
Olivia Rodrigo started her career at a very tender age. The singer reportedly started writing songs at age 4. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Olivia Rodrigo made her first screen appearance in a commercial for “Old Navy”. She made her acting debut at the age of 12, portraying the lead character “Grace Thomas” in the American Girl series “Grace Stirs Up Success” in 2015.
At age 13, Olivia Rodrigo was cast as “Paige Olvera” in the 2016 Disney series “Bizaardvark”. She would later on star in the 2019 “High School Musical” series three years later. She got a recording deal with Interscope and Griffen Records in 2020, releasing her hit single “Drivers License” in 2021. She released her debut album “Sour” that same year.
Olivia Rodrigo has recorded several achievements for herself since the launch of her acting and singing career. She has achieved (at the time of writing) two Billboard Hot 100 number one singles, 1 Billboard top 200 number one album, and 5 multi-platinum certifications by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). She was also named the Entertainer of the Year by Time Magazine in 2021 and Woman of the Year by Billboard in 2022.
Olivia Rodrigo’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of writing this article, Olivia Rodrigo is not married and does not have a husband. In fact, due to the singer’s new reputation for sharing little about her love life, it is not known if she is currently in a relationship or not.
However, Olivia Rodrigo has been involved in several short-lived relationships in the past. She has often appeared in the news over one speculated relationship or the other since 2018.
Olivia Rodrigo has been romantically involved with the likes of Ethan Wacker, Joshua Bassett, Conan Gray, Adam Faze, Zack Bia, and Vinnie Hacker.
List of Olivia Rodrigo’s boyfriends
- Olivia Rodrigo dated Ethan Wacker from July 2018 to August 2019.
- Olivia Rodrigo dated Joshua Bassett in 2019.
- Olivia Rodrigo was speculated to have dated Conan Gray in 2021.
- Olivia Rodrigo reportedly dated Adam Faze between June 2021 to February 2022.
- Olivia Rodrigo was said to be an item with Zack Bia in February 2022.
- Olivia Rodrigo was speculated to have been in a relationship with Vinnie Hacker in May 2022.
About Olivia Rodrigo’s relationship with Ethan Wacker
Ethan Wacker is an American actor, sport enthusiast, and social media star. He was born on May 8, 2002 in Connecticut, USA. He was born to Richard F. Wacker (father) and a children’s author mother, Eileen Wacker. He has a sibling identified as Christian Wacker. He was raised in Seoul, South Korea, and Honolulu respectively. He is 20 years old as of March 2023. He attended Vanderbilt University. He is popular for starring as “Bernie Scholtz” in the Disney series “Bizaardvark” in 2016 alongside Olivia Rodrigo.
According to reports, Olivia Rodrigo started dating Ethan Wacker in 2018, two years after they met at the filming of “Bizaardvark” in 2016. The ex-lovers dated for a year before they went their separate ways in August 2019. They kept their relationship on the low for six months before they brought it to the public in January 2019 via Instagram while celebrating their six months anniversary.
Unfortunately, things fell apart between them few months after they publicised their romance. They both wiped memories of each other off their social media pages, while keeping mute about what led to their breakup. It was rumoured that Olivia’s hit single “Driver’s License” was about her failed relationship with Ethan.
However, Ethan Wacker debunked the rumour about the song being related to their relationship in January 2021 with a TikTok comment.
The comment read:
“I treated her well”.
About Olivia Rodrigo’s relationship with Joshua Bassett
Joshua Bassett is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and dancer. His full name is Joshua Taylor Basset. He was born on December 2, 2000, in Oceanside, California, USA. He was born as one of six children to Taylor Bassett (father) and Laura Bassett (mother). He is 22 years old as of the time of publishing this article. He reportedly has five sisters who are also into acting and theatre. He is popularly known for his role as “Ricky Bowen” in “High School Musical” series. He has reportedly performed in over 30 musical theatre productions.
In May 2021, Joshua Bassett came out as a member of the LGBTQ community during an interview but did not say which label.
Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett started dating in 2019 after they met on the set of “High School Musical: The Series”. They had played each other’s love interests on the series which ignited speculations about their affair. Their supposed relationship lasted for a short while before things went south between them. It was rumoured that Joshua Bassett had abandoned Rodrigo to be with another lady singer, Sabrina Carpenter.
According to reports seen by DNB Stories Africa, Joshua Bassett’s romance with Sabrina Carpenter and Olivia Rodrigo spun into a love triangle theory. However, the three celebrities denied ever being in this “triangle”.
Fans speculated at the time that Olivia Rodrigo’s song “Traitor” was about her alleged relationship with Joshua Bassett and that Sabrina Carpenter had released the songs “Lie Lie Lie” and “Skin” to counter Rodrigo.
Olivia Rodrigo later debunked the rumour about the song, saying that while she understood people’s curiosity about who the song is about, that shouldn’t take away from the song’s essence.
In her words:
“I totally understand people’s curiosity with the specifics of who the song’s about and what it’s about, but to me, that’s really the least important part of the song. It’s resonating with people because of how emotional it is, and I think everything else is not important,”
Talking about Sabrina Carpenter, Rodrigo claimed not to have known her, let alone sing about her.
“I actually don’t know her at all, I think we’ve met once or twice in passing, but I’ve never had a conversation with her.” I don’t think I could write a song that was meaningful or emotional about somebody that I don’t know.”
There is evidence to suggest that Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett are still on good terms as they both posed together for pictures at the Season 3 premiere of “High School Musical”.
About Olivia Rodrigo’s relationship with Conan Gray
Conan Gray is an American singer and songwriter. His full name is Conan Lee Gray. He was born on December 5, 1998, in Lemon Grove, California. He was raised in Georgetown, California. He was born to an Irish father and a Japanese mother. His parents divorced when he was three years old. He is 24 years old as of March 2023. He signed a record deal with Republic Records in 2018 and released his debut EP “Sunset Season” that same year. He released his debut studio album in 2020 titled “Kid Know”, following it with his sophomore album “Superache” in 2022.
Olivia Rodrigo and Conan Gray were rumoured to be romantically involved in 2021 after they were spotted together at a studio. However, the pair have denied being lovers, making it clear that they are nothing but friends and colleagues.
Rodrigo’s message to Conan Gray on his 23rd birthday reignited the dating rumours again but the singer later shut the speculations down, maintaining that she and Gray are very good friends without any strings attached.
The birthday message reads:
“Happy birthday sweet cone. I love u more than anyone has loved anyone ever”.
In debunking the rumour about their love affair, Rodrigo told Capital FM in 2021 that Conan Gray is her pal and she thinks he is brilliant.
In her words:
“We’re just pals and I think he’s so brilliant”.
Gray also claimed that Olivia Rodrigo is like a sibling to him as she reminds him of his younger sibling while talking to Hits 1 LA.
“She’s just the best. I love her so much. We have tons of fun together. She reminds me a lot of my little sister. We very much are siblings in every single way I could think of”.
About Olivia Rodrigo’s relationship with Adam Faze
Adam Faze is an American filmmaker, producer, and entrepreneur. He was born on March 28, 1997 in the US. He is 25 years old as of the time of publishing this article. He debuted as a producer with the 2020 music video “Love In The Underground: B-Side”.
Olivia Rodrigo reportedly started dating Adam Faze in June 2021 after they attended “Spam Jam 2” premiere party together. Reports also had it that Olivia introduced Adam Faze as her boyfriend at the event, confirming the speculations about their relationship. A loved-up picture of them sharing a kiss in Los Angeles also circulated in the media in November 2021.
Sadly, both parties went their separate ways after dating for about 6 to 7 months with Rodrigo unfollowing Faze on IG.
About Olivia Rodrigo’s relationship with Zack Bia
Zack Bia is an American music executive and DJ. His full name is Zack Bialobos. He was born on June 9, 1996, in New York City. His parents divorced when he was age 9 and he was raised by his mother. He is 26 years old as of March 2023. Zack Bia attended University of Southern California. He rose to fame as a party promoter and DJ in the Los Angeles nightlife scene in 2010. He co-founded Field Trip Recordings with James Canton in 2018.
Olivia Rodrigo and Zack Bia were rumoured to be dating after they attended the Super Bowl after-party together in February 2022. They were said to have started seeing each other about a month after she quit her affair with Faze. Zack Bia was present at the tour concert for Rodrigo’s debut album “Sour”. Bia was seen cheering the singer on as she performs.
Sadly, just like her previous relationships, Rodrigo and Zack Bia reportedly ended things after dating for about six months. Their short-lived relationship was blamed on them having conflicting work schedules and circle of friends, according to some reports.
About Olivia Rodrigo’s relationship with Vinnie Hacker
Vinnie Hacker is a social media influencer and content creator. He is popularly known for posting short lip-sync videos on his TikTok page. He is also known for posting modelling photos and moody selfies on his IG page. His full name is Vincent Cole Hacker. He was born on July 14, 2002, in Seattle. He is 20 years old as of March 2023. Vinnie Hacker’s mother, Maria Hacker works as a 911 dispatcher, while his father is said to be an electrician. He has a brother identified as Reggie Hacker. He became a member of 100 Thieves (a popular lifestyle and gaming group) in 2022.
Reports of Olivia Rodrigo dating Vinnie Hacker surfaced in May 2022 after they were spotted together on a night out in Los Angeles. They were also seen sharing a hug outside the Hollywood hotspot “No Vacancy”. Vinnie Hacker was also reported to have been present at one of Rodrigo’s concerts.
However, despite the rumours, there were never any real confirmation that the two dated.
Olivia Rodrigo’s children
As of the time of publishing this article, Olivia Rodrigo does not have kids yet. The young singer is focusing on her career at the moment.
Olivia Rodrigo’s net worth
Olivia Rodrigo has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars as of March 2023.