Actress Olivia Wilde is on the cover of August’s Marie Claire looking gorgeous as always, and opening up about her divorce, dating and Hollywood.


After separating (and then filing for divorce) from Tao Ruspoli, her husband of eight years, Olivia seems to be taking a mature look at relationships. On being single again, she tells the magazine (which is on newsstands Tuesday):

I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.”

And while she insists she’s not dating anyone in particular, Olivia does discuss the difficulties of dating:

I’m trying to be adult, entering the shark pool of dating, but I’m hopeless at it … [Media attention] makes dating harder. You go on one date and everyone thinks you’re dating. It sort of puts pressure on this little sprout, and tramples it.”


Olivia, the daughter of award-winning journalists, also called out the entertainment industry for their priorities:

I’d like to refocus everyone’s attention away from the Kardashians and onto Doctors Without Borders or aid workers. Let’s redefine scandal. Scandal is not who so-and-so is dating; scandal is the fact that 1.2 million people are still living in tents in Haiti…If the average 15-year-old was hearing about that instead of so-and-so’s plastic surgery or cheating in Hollywood, I’d feel better about our future.”

What do you Lovelies think about what Olivia had to say?

[Marie Claire via OK!]