AceShowbiz - Olivia Wilde has finally addressed Harry Styles and Chris Pine's spit-gate. Weighing in on the controversial topic, the 38-year-old actress/filmmaker set the record straight about the viral video footage from "Don't Worry Darling" Venice Film Festival premiere that left people on the internet debating whether or not Harry had spit on Chris.
During her appearance in the Wednesday, September 21 episode of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", Olivia declared that her boyfriend didn't spit on the "Star Trek" actor. "Harry did not spit on Chris," she confidently stated.
Olivia then told host Stephen Colbert that it was one of the "weird rumors" surrounding the film. The "Tron Legacy" actress added, "I think it's a perfect example of like…people will look for drama anywhere they can." When Stephen joked "only time will tell" if the rumors are actually true, she reiterated, "No, he really didn't!"
Perhaps the spit-gate, which became a trending topic on social media after footage of the awkward interaction between the "Don't Worry Darling" stars surfaced online, can finally be laid to rest. In the said footage, Harry could be seen walking to his seat. While slightly bending over his body, the pop star appeared to spit on Chris, who sat next to his girlfriend, Olivia.
Immediately after Harry made that motion, Chris abruptly stopped clapping and looked down in a surprised manner as the brief video came to an end. Another clip showed a different angle of the pair's awkward exchange.
The viral clip prompted Chris' rep to come forward with a statement vehemently denying the claims. "This is a ridiculous story, a complete fabrication and the result of an odd online illusion that is clearly deceiving and allows for foolish speculation," the 42-year-old actor's spokesperson said in a statement on September 6. "Just to be clear, Harry Styles did NOT spit on Chris Pine. There is nothing but respect between these two men and any suggestion otherwise is a blatant attempt to create drama that simply does not exist."
Meanwhile, during Harry's concert at Madison Square Garden on September 7, the "As it Was" singer joked that he "just popped very quickly to Venice to spit on Chris Pine." After the remark, the crowd erupted in applause.