OLIVIA Rodrigo has had an incredible rise to fame with her debut single Driver’s Licence.
And Olivia, 18, has been supported every step of the way by her dedicated parents. Here’s more about them…
Who are Olivia Rodrigo’s parents?
Olivia’s father, Ronald Rodrigo, is a therapist.
The family live in Temecula, California, and Olivia’s father is Filipino.
Olivia has spoken at length about her heritage.
For Disney’s heritage month, she said: “My heritage is a part of who I am.
“I am part Filipina on my dad’s side of the family. My Filipino heritage comes from my great-grandfather.
“He came on a boat from the Philippines when he was just a teenager. Can you imagine moving to a whole new country by yourself?
“Some traditions that have carried over into my generation are [that] we actually make Filipino food.
“My great-grandpa had a garden and he was a really good cook so he’d make lumpias, which [are] kind of like Filipino egg rolls and [are] really yummy.”
“I definitely have a lot of traits that I think I inherited from my family members.”
Olivia added: “My parents, they’ve taught me how to be kind and respectful, and to always do the right thing.”
Olivia’s mother Sophia is a school teacher.
She is of Irish and German ancestry.
Alongside her husband Ronald, Sophia has always been supportive of her daughter’s career.
The pair home-schooled Olivia and made sure their daughter knew how to play the piano as a child.
Olivia told MTV UK: “I had my first proper piano lesson when I was probably nine years old, and I hated it. I would cry before every lesson.
“But, in hindsight, I’m very glad I was forced to be in piano lessons because I use those skills that I was taught every day,
“Playing piano is one of my favorite things to do now, so [I’m] grateful that my parents forced me to do that.”
Sophia also played a crucial role in the making of her daughter’s hit single Driver’s License.
Olivia used her mother’s car to create the noises you hear on the track.
Olivia told MTV in May 2021: “We produced it using sounds from my mom’s car and put it out.”
Who are Olivia Rodrigo’s siblings
Rodrigo is an only child.
The young singer told The Guardian that her parents are her “BFFs”.
She added that she’s never tried to rebel against her parents.
Rodrigo said: “I’ve always been a real goody two-shoes.
“My music can be my form of teenage rebellion. There’s songs that are so angsty and intense.”
She told the paper that she is moving out of her family home, but gradually.
Olivia added: “It’s like a soft move out – my parents are there a lot of the time.”
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