Olivia Rodrigo, the master of social media stealth, usually keeps her Instagram following count as exclusive as the VIP section of a unicorn disco. But lo and behold, in the scorching summer of 2022, her follows briefly resembled a rollercoaster ride.
For a hot minute, Olivia found herself in a digital deja vu, rekindling the past by accidentally following her ex, Joshua Bassett. Cue the virtual gasps and conspiracy theories – had aliens seized control of her Instagram? Was the cyberworld in a glitch-induced frenzy?
Breaking her silence with a hearty chuckle, Olivia finally spilled the beans on this cosmic Instagram mishap during her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Live from the comedy capital, New York City, she confessed, “I try to follow zero people because it helps me be off my phone, you know, off of social media. But, there was this very embarrassing encounter once where I was stalking my ex, as one does, sue me, I’m sorry.”
Oh, the relatability! We’ve all been there, right? Olivia, the undercover investigator of ex-lives, accidentally hit the follow button while immersed in some top-tier ex-examination. It was the kind of situation that made you wonder if the universe was playing a cosmic joke on her.
“I was just following one person, so it was super obvious that I was following him, and my friend ran into my room like, ‘Oh my god, did you mean to follow him?! Unfollow him!’” Olivia continued with a grin. But wait, the plot thickens – right at the climax, when she needed her trusty charger, her phone decided to stage a dramatic exit. Talk about digital Murphy’s Law.
“I went to open the Instagram app, and the second I opened the app, my phone died. I couldn’t find a charger, so I was just following my ex for a while. It was quite embarrassing,” Olivia confessed, painting a picture of technological chaos and ex-stalking gone wrong.
And when the world speculated that she was hacked, Olivia couldn’t resist adding a dash of humor, saying, “Yeah, you guys, be safe!” As if the cybercriminals of the world were out there, committing acts of unsolicited following.
Although Joshua wasn’t directly named on the show, the online grapevine buzzed with excitement, dissecting every pixel of the accidental digital rendezvous. Ah, the perils of modern romance – where even your Instagram can’t keep a secret! Watch the interview below for a firsthand account of this digital comedy of errors.