Olivia Wilde’s Got It Twisted When It Comes to Divorce

olivia wildeOlivia Wilde has almost everything going for her. She's got a great career in Hollywood, she's got an alien-like hotness that can't be denied, and she's recently been linked to a bevy of gorgeous guys. But the 27-year-old actress went through a bit of a rough patch last year when she and husband Tao Ruspoli decided to end their nine-year marriage. She talked to Town & Country about what it was like getting married, and divorced, so young; what she had to say was kind of surprising.

Olivia claims that for her, getting divorced at a young age is "a good thing." Hmm. Really? She explains:


[Divorce] 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.

I mean, yes and no. Divorce has got to be painful and eye-opening at any age, and the only “benefit” to doing so young is that you’re, you know, still young. And let’s be honest, that’s a perk. Having time on your side is always a perk, no matter what the situation.

No matter if you’re 28 or 48 or 68, there are lessons to be learned from a breakup, and heartache to be dealt with. I think I know what she's saying, that her divorce made her get more in touch with herself, but I disagree that being able to do so is a specific consequence of ending a marriage at a younger age.

But hey, as long as Olivia's happy, I'm happy. Everyone shrivels then grows in their own way after a breakup, and if she's been able to come out of the experience wiser, more honest, and more free ... that's all that really matters.

Do you think getting a divorce younger is better?


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