'Another weird rumour': Olivia Wilde addresses Harry Styles and Chris Pine spit-gate

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Olivia Wilde says Harry Styles spitting on Chris Pine is just "another weird rumour".
Video footage recently went viral of the 'As It Was' singer and his ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ co-star at the premiere of their movie at the Venice Film Festival, with many speculating that Harry spat on Chris.
However, a rep for the latter rubbished the online accusations that the 28-year-old star spat as he took his seat next to his 42-year-old co-star before the screening.
Harry even went on to poke fun at spit-gate during his New York City concert.
And now, the movie's director - who is also Harry's girlfriend - is having her say.
Speaking on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert', Olivia said: “Another one of our weird rumours, Spit-Gate, which you might have heard about, is I think…"
Cobert then firmly butted in and asked: “Did Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine, why or why not? Support your answer.”
Laughing, Olivia replied: “No, he did not.
“But I think it’s a perfect example of, like, people will look for drama anywhere they can. Harry did not spit on Chris, in fact…”
The host then teased his guest adding: “Only time will tell."
Olivia smiled back: “No, he really didn’t."
Chris' spokesperson had said in a statement to Variety: "This is a ridiculous story - a complete fabrication and the result of an odd online illusion that is clearly deceiving and allows for foolish speculation.
"Just to be clear, Harry Styles did not spit on Chris Pine."
The clip prompted gossip of a rift between the pair.
But the rep confirmed that they have "nothing but respect" for each other and that the speculation was wide off the mark.
The spokesperson added: "There is nothing but respect between these two men and any suggestion otherwise is a blatant attempt to create drama that simply does not exist."
As Harry marked his milestone 10th concert at the New York City venue on September 7, the 'Late Night Talking' singer joked about the spitting fiasco.
He told the crowd: “This is our 10th show at Madison Square Garden, it is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful to be back here.
“I just popped over to Venice to spit on Chris Pine but fear not, we’re back!”