Olivia Wilde Felt Like A Failure After Divorce

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Olivia Wilde has now moved on with new guy Jason Sudeikis, but the ‘Tron’ actress opened up about her divorce to ‘Town & Country‘ magazine.  Olivia was 18 when she married Tao Ruspoli (on a bus) – her divorce was finalized just a few months ago.  She shared:

“When you go through a breakup, you lose faith for a while.  It makes you feel like such a failure, but I think this whole traumatic year has made me a better actor. And the good thing about getting divorced young – if there is a good thing – is that it makes you realize there’s no schedule in life. It blasts you wide open and frees you to be honest with yourself.”

On her ex-husband:

“Tao was, and is, totally involved with his work, and for me there’s nothing sexier than a man who is busy and obsessed with what he’s doing.  I guess I saw that in my parents’ marriage. They had real respect for their work and for each other.”

On owing everything to former co-star Hugh Laurie:

“I spent four years on House and learned so much from Hugh.  I owe my entire film career to him. I wouldn’t be anywhere near where I am now without Hugh and the series. It was the first time I’d been allowed to play somebody not defined by my looks.”




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March 14th, 2012 at 3:00 am

I respect Olivia Wilde for being so open and honest about such a deeply personal topic. I can relate to her feelings of failure after divorce. I broke my parents’ hearts when I was eighteen and moved to Thailand instead of going to college like they wanted. I had my heart swept away by a man very soon after moving here. I was young, lost and lonely, and it was easy to say yes when this man asked me to marry him at only twenty years old. After two years of a horrible marriage, I got a divorce in Thailand and felt like a complete failure, just like Olivia. I was too proud to go back home, so I chose the most beautiful spots in Southeast Asia to recover…and I did! I think sharing stories about post-divorce emotions will help other women to cope, recover, and emerge anew.

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