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Back in 2021, Elizabeth Olsen dropped some key information about her personal life while being interviewed by Kaley Cuoco for Variety‘s Actors on Actors series. Olsen has been with her longtime partner, Robbie Arnett, since 2017, but she suddenly referred to him as her husband. The interview was about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and WandaVision, which stars Olsen as the Scarlet Witch. The mention of magic reminded Olsen that Arnett decorated the background of her interview in her honor.
“I also just noticed that my husband put Little Miss Magic—you know, the Little Miss books? They’re these classic books, but ‘magic’ because of WandaVision because he’s such a f*cking cutie!” Olsen exclaimed.
So here’s what we know about Robbie Arnett, Elizabeth Olsen’s husband.
Who is Robbie Arnett?
Arnett, 31, is a musician from Los Angeles, who is part of the band Milo Greene. The trio released their self-titled debut album in 2012. They have since released Control in 2015 and a third album, Adult Contemporary, in 2018. Olsen clearly loves that her boyfriend is a musician, saying during an interview on Sway in the Morning in 2017, and that her “boyfriend’s in a cool band.”
Arnett is also an author, co-writing a book for kids with Olsen titled Hattie Harmony: Worry Detective, published in June 2022. Olsen told People, “Robbie and I couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce the world to Hattie Harmony. Inspired by the picture books we adored as kids, we hope that Hattie will become a friend and a welcomed reminder to be kind to yourself and to each other.”
She later told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that Arnett came up with the title, gushing, “That’s my husband. He’s very clever.”
The book is now getting a sequel.
How did Olsen and Arnett meet?
The pair met through a mutual friend while vacationing in Mexico, and started dating in February of 2017. A source told E! News at the time that they were in an “exclusive relationship” and that the actress was very “excited” about her new man.
“She deserves it,” they added. “It’s very new though, but they seem to like each other a lot already.”
They were first photographed at a public event in July that year, attending the Christian Dior show during Paris Fashion Week.
In September of that same year, they attended a pre-Emmy party in Los Angeles together, which was a slightly more formal relationship launch.
Arnett has joined Olsen as she’s moved around for her intense Marvel shooting schedule, accompanying her to London as she worked on Doctor Strange, according to Variety.
During an interview on the podcast Table Manners with Jessie W, Olsen discussed their time in the UK together, saying, “I’m having the greatest time. I’m with my man partner and we’re in Richmond…We’re living this British dream, in this house, in Richmond right by the water. We want to figure out how to stay here so now we want to write a rom-com…because we don’t wanna leave…I have such an affinity for England already that last year we were looking into how we could legally live here.”
The couple has worked together also, pairing up in 2018 with nonprofit organization The Latitude Project by hosting a trip to Nicaragua to help repair access to fresh water after Hurricane Nate.
When did Olsen and Arnett get married?
“We eloped and then we had a wedding at another time and it was before COVID,” she said. Truly, a blessed union!
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.