Maybe you can actually catch more flies with vinegar — or at least with a flavorful vinaigrette. In case you missed it, the Daily Mail published a bombshell exclusive on Oct. 17 in which Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeiki’s former nanny sang like a canary about, among other things, Wilde’s alleged affair with Harry Styles and a domestic spat that broke out over it Salad dressing. Yes, you read it right. Salad dressing.
According to the supervisor, Sudeikis became furious when he found out that Wilde had made her “special dressing” for the aforementioned former boy bander-turned-solo artist. “Then Jason went outside and lay under her car so she wouldn’t walk away,” the nanny revealed. “She went back into the house and he went in, it was a back and forth. He said he was doing it on purpose so she would be late for Harry,” she explained. “Jason told me, ‘She made this salad and her special dressing, and she’s going to dinner with her salad [Harry].'” Oops.
It should be noted that Wilde and Sudeikis vehemently denied all of the nanny’s claims. Unfortunately, the public still had many questions. Perhaps the most pressing question of all, however, was about Wilde’s infamous dressing and whether or not it played a significant role in her alleged affair with Styles. And now Wilde has given people what they want… sort of.
Olivia Wilde took a page straight out of Nora Ephron’s book
Actress and filmmaker Olivia Wilde lit the flames for curious fans and salad dressing lovers alike on October 18 when she took to her Instagram story and cryptically posted an excerpt from the late journalist and author Nora Ephron’s autobiographical novel Heartburn – a book that was loosely based on Ephron’s own second marriage and subsequent divorce.
At the end of the novel, Ephron’s character, Rachel, receives a revelation and decides to leave her cheating husband, Mark, once and for all. But first, she decided to leave him one last parting gift: her special salad dressing recipe. “Mix 2 tablespoons of Gray Poupon mustard with 2 tablespoons of good red wine vinegar. Then slowly add 6 tablespoons of olive oil, stirring constantly with a fork, until the vinaigrette is thick and creamy,” the excerpt reads. “It makes for a very strong vinaigrette that’s perfect for leafy salads like arugula, watercress, and endive.”
But is it? Is this the actual recipe that the nanny claimed Sudeikis had such a violent reaction to? And is this an admission that something really happened to the dressing? Many took to social media to discuss it. “I’m definitely making the Olivia Wilde salad dressing this week,” wrote one Twitter user. Meanwhile, another user seemed quite concerned that the late Ephron had been drugged into the chaos. “Can Nora Ephron’s estate please let @oliviawilde know they would like NE’s name removed from Miss Olivia’s messy narrative,” the user asked. TBD, we assume.