Actress Olivia Wilde has been opening up in the new issue of “Marie Claire” about divorcing her husband after eight years, whom she married when she was only 18. The 27-year-old actress said, “I’m trying to be adult, entering the shark pool of dating. But I’m hopeless at it.’
While Wilde is beautiful and linked to some of Hollywood’s most eligable and successful bachelors, she is just like every other girl after a divorce, finding it difficult to navigate romantic relationships again. “The trauma of the whole thing has been humbling and for the first time I’m a little bit wobbly,’ she says. ‘But 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.’
She seems to be level-headed about dating and wants substance out of a relationship. ‘I think of myself as being very cool and independent and not jealous, but I like clarity. I ask a lot of questions,” Wilde says. “A guy recently said to me: ‘Maybe it’s because you were raised by journalists, but you really want facts!’”
What do you think about dating in 2011 after a divorce?