Fans are convinced that Sabrina Carpenter is dating Joshua Bassett after Olivia Rodrigo dropped her new song Drivers Licence.
A whole load of drama has erupted on social media between High School Musical: The Musical: The Series stars Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett. After they were paired together on the show, fans were sure that they were dating in real life, but they never actually confirmed it.
Now, Olivia just dropped a new song, and fans think it’s about her failed relationship with Joshua who is rumoured to have moved on with someone else… Sabrina Carpenter!
So are Sabrina Carpenter and Joshua Barrett actually dating? Let’s explore the rumours and have a delve into Sabrina’s past relationships.
Fans think Sabrina Carpenter is dating Joshua Bassett
17-year-old actress and singer Olivia Rodrigo just released her new song Drivers Licence, and fans think it discusses her alleged breakup with Joshua Bassett as he moved on with Sabrina Carpenter. Here’s the evidence.
Back in August, Olivia posted a snippet of the song to TikTok, and she revealed in the caption that the track is about “failed relationships”, but nobody knew what those failed relationships would be.
Now, the lyrics of Olivia’s song give a bit more of an insight. For example, she says:
“And you’re probably with that blonde girl / Who always made me doubt / She’s so much older than me / She’s everything I’m insecure about.”
Everyone is convinced that these lyrics are about Sabrina. According to fans, the original lyrics were actually “that brunette”, but people think it was changed to “that blonde” to be about Sabrina. Sabrina is also three years older than Olivia, which matches the lyrics.
Another part of the song says “guess you didn’t mean what you wrote in that song about me,” which fans think is referencing the song Joshua Bassett released in July 2020. Joshua told Broadway World that he wrote the song after realising “that I was hopelessly falling in love with a close friend who was in a relationship with someone else”.
If you listen to the song carefully, it definitely sounds like it’s about a breakup too, and Olivia hasn’t been through any public breakups recently.
Joshua and Sabrina haven’t actually confirmed that they’re dating, but they definitely seem to have been getting closer recently. Rumours began when they were spotted getting lunch together in LA in August 2020, and they even wore matching Halloween costumes in October.
We don’t know that Olivia’s song is shading Joshua and Sabrina for sure, but the lyrics certainly fit the theory that the pair are dating.
Who else has Sabrina Carpenter dated?
Speculation that Sabrina is dating Joshua Bassett is rife, but who has she dated before?
Well, she dated Disney Channel actor Bradley Steven Perry back in 2014 for a little over a year. However, that’s the only public relationship she’s ever actually been in.
She’s also been romantically involved with Bradley Simpson from The Vamps, Disney Channel’s Corey Fogelmanis, Riverdale actor Casey Cott and actor Griffin Gluck.