Here’s hoping this isn’t ‘Just For a Moment’!
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series recently premiered its third season. But two of its stars not only stole the show, but they broke the internet. Alleged exes Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett posed for photos on the red carpet.
They posed together. This is huge. Huge.
For context, the two were a couple on the show, and possibly in real life too. Although the two never confirmed it, fans speculate their relationship ended in 2020. Their breakup made headlines.
Fans thought Rodrigo’s “driver’s license” was about Joshua Bassett; his “Lie Lie Lie” was also rumored to be about her. When fans saw Sabrina Carpenter with Bassett at an event, they connected the dots. They assumed Carpenter was the “blonde girl” Rodrigo sang about in her hit. Fans started sending death threats to Bassett, and he ended up in therapy.
Seeing the two smile as they’re on the red carpet, it seems all’s well that ends well. Have they called a temporary truce? Or are they good again? If so, will Olivia’s HSMTMTS character Nini Salazar-Roberts stick around for season four? Or will she still leave the show for good at the end of season three?
It was confirmed a few months before the new season that Olivia Rodrigo would no longer be playing a lead role. Instead, Nini will be a recurring character on HSMTMTS moving forward.
Regardless of the reason, fans are happy to see the two stars smiling and mingling. But as a longtime fan of the franchise, this writer is holding out hope that they’ll get back together.