Rumored Exes Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett Reunite at the "HSMTMTS" Premiere
In case you need photographic evidence that nature is healing, we present: Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett on the red carpet together in 2022. The costars and rumored exes reunited at the season three premiere of "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" on July 27, and there was not one ounce of bad blood in sight. The pair, who portray onscreen love interests Nini and Ricky on the Disney+ series, were all smiles and made silly faces while posing side by side. Plus, they were matching for the event — Rodrigo donned a black cutout minidress and tights, while Bassett wore a silky black suit and boots. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, though; that likely wasn't planned.
After the screening wrapped, Rodrigo gave a sweet shout-out to her costars on Instagram, sharing a photo with Bassett, Matt Cornett, and Sofia Wylie, and another with the entire cast. She captioned the post, "love all these people so so so much. knowing and working with them has been one of the greatest joys of my life. episode 1 of season 3 of 'hsmtmts' is streaming now! wildcats forever." Fans flooded the comments to express their surprise and delight at her and Bassett's friendly reunion. "NO WAY THIS IS REAL," one Instagram user wrote, while another commented, "this just made my year."
For those unacquainted with the ins and outs of Rodrigo and Bassett's relationship, a quick refresher: they met on the set of "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" in 2019, and many believed they were romantically involved until Bassett was spotted getting cozy with fellow Disney star Sabrina Carpenter in July 2020. Things came to a head in January 2021 when Rodrigo released her first single, "Drivers License," which mentions a "blond girl" her ex-boyfriend left her for — assumed to be a reference to Carpenter and Bassett. Months later, Bassett opened up about his sexuality, writing on social media, "love who you love shamelessly. it's ok to still be figuring out who you are." He also wrapped up 2021 by dropping three emotional singles suspected to be about his relationship with Rodrigo.
Despite the roller coaster of drama in their past, Rodrigo and Bassett left it all behind them to party it up at the "HSMTMTS" premiere, and honestly, good 4 them. They look happy and healthy. Check out all the photos of their unexpected yet gratifying reunion ahead.