Olivia Wilde Splits From Her Italian-Prince Husband

Oliva Wilde and her husband on the red carpet.
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The 'House' actress has separated from Tao Ruspoli after eight years of marriage.

Not every princess gets a fairy tale ending.

It turns out Olivia Wilde's marriage wasn't built to last forever. The actress has split from her husband of eight years, Italian prince Tao Ruspoli. This might come as a surprise to some, considering eight years is an eternity in Hollywood ages, but People reported it's been a long time coming.

"They have been living apart after trying for quite some time to make their relationship work," an insider told the mag. Apparently they couldn't pick up the pieces though, as Wilde's rep confirmed the two had indeed separated. Divorce Or Separation? Lessons From The Cox-Arquette Split

The pair met back in 2003 before Olivia hit it big with television roles on The O.C. and House. Coming from a showbiz family, Olivia used to hang around some of L.A.'s elite as a teen. She was eventually set up with filmmaker Tao and the two had an instant connection. Despite a nine year age gap, they got hitched just six months after meeting when she was 18.

"We eloped. There was nothing traditional about it," she told Women's Health in their January/February issue. Although, Olivia had an inkling that was why their relationship had lasted so many years. "You're not thinking, We must be perfect! It was Hey, isn't this an optimistic thing to do? And if it lasts, we're lucky." Olivia Wilde Is A Sexy Italian Princess

To the people closest to Olivia and Tao, everything seemed picture-perfect in their marriage—even to a gag-inducing extent, according to a friend of the Wilde.

"They're like Barack and Michelle," actress Megalyn Echikunwoke told GQ. "It's like, give me a break—could you be any cuter? They're probably going to have perfectly amazing babies, and they'll be even more annoying."

Guess all was not as it seemed.

It doesn't appear that Olivia will have much time to wallow in the break-up, though. She keeps pretty busy these days. Along with co-staring in House, she appeared in the recently-released Tron: Legacy and is set to hit the big screen again opposite Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig in July's Cowboys & Aliens. No matter how crazy her life is, we're still hoping she takes time out for a cheesy movie marathon and a pint of Ben & Jerry's. Not even a princess is immune to the healing powers of a good laugh and too much ice cream.

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