the “How was it” singer, 28, and the do not worry honey The 38-year-old director is “taking a break” from their relationship after almost two years together, multiple sources confirm exclusively to PEOPLE.
“He’s still on tour and now he’s going abroad. She’s focusing on her kids and her job in Los Angeles,” a source says. “It’s a very friendly decision.”
In fact, Wilde, along with her children, daughter Daisy, 6, and son Otis, 8 (she co-parents with ex-fiancé Jason Sudeikis) – were seen dancing and singing in Styles’ Concert on November 15 in Los Angeles.
“They are still very close friends,” says the couple’s source. Adds a friend: “Right now, they have different priorities that keep them apart.”
Styles, who is heading abroad for his Love on Tour shows, and Wilde were first linked in January 2021 after they were photographed holding hands while attending a friend’s wedding.
Last month Wilde was also seen by fans cheering for Styles in the crowd at his Harryween concert in Los Angeles on October 31. At the end of September, the two were photographed kissing in the street In New York.
Throughout their relationship, Wilde and Styles have had to endure drama surrounding the release of his film do not worry honeynamely, persistent claims that Wilde and the film’s lead actress, Florence Pugh, were at odds.
“Public pressure on them has been difficult,” says the friend. “They’ve had ups and downs throughout the relationship.”
In September, 40 crew members and production team moved to release a statement responding to the endless rumors.
“As a team, we have avoided addressing the absurd gossip surrounding the film we are so proud of, but felt the need to correct the anonymous ‘sources’ cited in a recent article,” the team said, adding that Wilde was “a Incredible leader and director.”
the smart booking director previously explained to vanity fair why she keeps details of her romance with Styles private: “I think once you open the window, you can’t be mad when the mosquitoes come in.”
Styles, meanwhile, said Rolling Stone in august that also wanted keep your personal life a secret.
“I have never spoken publicly about my life outside of work and have found that it has benefited me positively,” he told the outlet. “There will always be one version of a narrative, and I think I just decided I wasn’t going to waste my time trying to correct it or redirect it in any way.”
Although the actress and Grammy-winning singer never confirmed their relationship, Wilde was often seen in the crowd at Styles’ Love on Tour shows, and was photographed on multiple occasions sporting his merchandise at coffee runs, including a Love T-shirt. onTour. .
the two were seen kissing on a yacht in Monte Argentario, Italy, in July 2021, and in November, eagle-eyed fans noticed Wilde wearing what it seemed to be the same gold cross necklace Styles wore to the Grammys at a fashion show. they were also photographed together in Italy this past May.
in a Interview with Fashion Posted in December 2021, Wilde did not address the former One Direction singer by name, but said he was “happier than ever.”
“Obviously it’s very tempting to correct a false narrative,” he said. “But I think you realize that when you’re really happy, it doesn’t matter what strangers think about it. All you care about is what’s real, what you love and who you love.”