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Someone Needs To Check On Joshua Bassett Because WTF Is This Olivia Post?

There’s only one word for this behavior: tomfoolery. Like most other people who stumbled upon Joshua Bassett’s latest TikTok, I thought the post was a fan edit. But the High School Musical The Musical: The Series star indeed shared a photo of himself looking into Olivia Rodrigo’s eyes and smiling. And what’s playing in the background? His new song referencing a relationship from four years ago, of course. I can’t do this anymore. I’m tired. (If you missed it, Olivia and Josh dated in 2020, he moved on to Sabrina Carpenter, and it was a whole thing.) Olivia’s Grammy-winnng debut album, SOUR, covered this topic thoroughly, and then we got plenty of Josh and Sabrina response songs. *Like Sabrina, I choose to pretend “Skin” never happened.

I really do feel for Josh. He’s undeniably the muse of our generation, considering Olivia’s now an A-list pop star, selling out four nights at Madison Square Garden, and Sabrina currently has the No. 1 pop song (“Espresso”). Unfortunately, the guy just doesn’t have star power like his exes. After he released a very low-key EP sharing his perspective on the Olivia/Sabrina matter, Josh entered his questionable Christian era. Then he disappeared for a bit. And now, he’s back with this insane Olivia song and post. So, what the fuck is going on? Are Josh and Olivia pals again?

Are Joshua Bassett And Olivia Rodrigo Friends Now?

Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo
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Clearly, there aren’t super hard feelings on Josh’s end if he’s posting an old photo with Olivia from their Disney days. Plus, in “The Golden Years,” the song he’s promoting, Josh sings about missing a romance from four years ago (*cough* the Olivia relationship), so he obviously has fond memories of that time. Josh and Olivia did pose for playful red carpet pics together in July 2022 at the HSMTMTS season 3 premiere — post-“driver’s license” drama. That being said, he still doesn’t follow Olivia on Instagram. (And Olivia doesn’t follow anyone on Instagram.)

A recent Olivia release might provide more hints. “You know I’ll always think of you, I’ll love you ’til the end of time / You are the best thing that I’ll ever keep so far out of my life,” she sings in “stranger.” So… no hard feelings on her end either? I’d say these two are not besties, but they don’t hate each other anymore.

Who Is Olivia Rodrigo Dating?


Olivia sang So American for the first time in Dublin , We Won!!!! @Olivia Rodrigo @livies hq ❤️ #guts #sour #gutstour #soamerican #oliviarodrigo #gutstourdublin #livieshq

♬ original sound – Hayley

The “driver’s license” queen is extremely in love with her British actor BF, Louis Partridge. They’ve been linked since October 2023, and he’s basically been on tour with Olivia, filming her and cheering her on at several of the GUTS shows. Louis even inspired a new Olivia song, “so american.” She croons in the chorus: “I’d go anywhere he goes / And he says I’m so American / Oh, God, I’m gonna marry him / If he keeps this shit up / I might just be in lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-love.” So yeah, it’s going well.

Who Is Joshua Bassett Dating?

It seems like our guy is single and, like, not ready to mingle at the moment, but ya never know… he could be seeing someone and keeping things out of the public eye. If I were him, I’d definitely never wanna have another public relationship.

Ilana Frost
Ilana Frost
Ilana Frost is an entertainment writer at Betches. As a teenage girl in her twenties, she spends her time stanning Olivia Rodrigo, baking cakes for award shows, and refusing to ever leave her Reputation era.