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Olivia Wilde says divorce isn't a tragedy, living unhappily would have been

05/06/2011 by Olivia Allin

Olivia Wilde has opened up about her divorce from Italian prince Tao Ruspoli and insists that it's not a tragedy, but living unhappily would have been.

"Sometimes it's eight years and it's great, and you have to know when it ends," Wilde told Glamour magazine. "The mark of a good marriage is partnership and continuing to feel inspired by your spouse. I had that with Tao. But the end is not necessarily the tragedy. Staying in a relationship that is no longer working is the tragedy. Living unhappilythat's the tragedy."

Wilde, 26, was married to Ruspoli, 35, for eight years and announced their separation in February. The couple met through friends and eloped on a school bus in 2003, when Wilde was 18-years-old. This was the couple's first marriage.

The "TRON: Legacy" and "House" star filed divorce papers on March 3 in Los Angeles Superior Court citing irreconcilable differences. She told Glamour that they were "no longer partners in crime."

"We got engaged at Burning Man and married on a school bus," Wilde said. "We were not conventional. I think the promise we always made was that if we are no longer happy, we won't continue. And it got to the point where I was working 10 months of the year outside of L.A. and he was doing incredible things in other places. We were no longer partners in crime."

Following the divorce, she put her Venice Beach home up for sale for $3 million. Check out photos.

Ruspoli was born in Thailand and was raised in Italy and Los Angeles. He currently lives in Venice, California. Ruspoli has directed several documentaries. His family owns Rome's Palazzo Ruspoli and a castle in Vignanello, Italy.

"We eloped, then had weddings at my parents' Virginia farmhouse and the garden of his family's castle outside Rome," Wilde told People in 2007. "There were stilt walkers, drummers, flag bearers; it was surreal and beautiful and amazing, like a fairy tale."

Wilde is rumored to be dating Ryan Gosling, according to recent reports. The actors were reportedly spotted walking hand-in-hand at a Cincinnati aquarium and "getting cozy at a Golden Globes after party" in January.

Wilde was also romantically linked to Justin Timberlake, but denied the relationship on her Twitter page, writing "Cool it, honeybadgers. We are just friends and have been for years."

The actress rose to fame starring on "The O.C.," where she had a lesbian relationship with Mischa Barton's character. She currently stars as Thirteen on "House M.D." and was seen last year in "Tron: Legacy."

In the next two years, she has seven films coming out including "Cowboys & Aliens" with Harrison Ford and "James Bond" actor Daniel Craig. She will also star in "The Change-Up" from the director of "Wedding Crashers" and "Butter" with Hugh Jackman and "Twilight" actress Ashley Greene.

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