Olivia Rodrigo Reveals 1 ‘Iconic’ Singer Gave Her Dating Advice

Olivia Rodrigo first became notable as a Disney Channel star, but thanks to her hit singles, she has become a voice for people who are going through heartbreaks. 

Yet, Rodrigo is only 18 years old, so there is still a lot she might not know about love. She recently shared that a popular singer from another decade once gave her dating advice.

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Olivia Rodrigo is known for writing songs about love and breakups

In early 2021, Rodrigo made waves in the music industry with the release of her first single, “Drivers License.” The song tells a story of Rodrigo speculating that her love interest might be with another girl. It became an instant hit and remained at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for several weeks.

Afterward, Rodrigo released three hit singles about life after a breakup—“Deja Vu,” “Good 4 U,” and “Traitor.”

Rodrigo’s debut album, Sour, also includes more tracks with honest lyrics about heartbreak and jealousy.

Olivia Rodrigo says 1 ‘iconic’ singer gave her dating advice

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Rodrigo is not the first female singer to write songs about relationships. In the 1990s, for example, Alanis Morissette became a pop sensation with her song “You Oughta Know,” which contains spiteful lyrics about an ex-partner.

In fact, Rodrigo looks up to Morissette, and the two of them even appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone alongside each other.

“I just think she’s the coolest person and the most amazing songwriter, and it’s such an honor to meet her,” Rodrigo said during a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

Rodrigo also revealed that Morissette—who is now married with three kids—gave her dating advice. She said, “To get dating advice from Alanis Morissette, that’s pretty iconic.”

Alanis Morissette also gave Olivia Rodrigo advice about fame 

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Morissette became famous many years before Rodrigo was born. As such, Morissette has a lot of wisdom when it comes to dealing with fame. 

In their Rolling Stone interview, Rodrigo asked Morissette for advice about “growing up in this industry.”

“If I could have done anything differently, I would have had a few more friends around me, period,” Morissette shared. “Just a little bit more emotional support, someone where you could vent with them and process with them. It was lovely to journal about it, but if I could go back in time, I would have conjured a few really deeply loving, unconditionally caring people around me to just check in with me.”

Nowadays, conversations about mental health are becoming more and more common. Aside from friends, Rodrigo also talks to a therapist to help her adjust to living in the public eye.

“I hadn’t really started going ’til I was like 16, and that was a really big, life-changing moment,” she said about her experience with therapy in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning. “I’ve learned so much about myself.”