Despite all the drama and cryptic messages that surfaced between the “HSMTMTS” co-stars in 2021, Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett never confirmed they were an official couple. Presumably, they met on the sets of “HSMTS” in 2019 where they played onscreen love interests. In March 2020, Rodrigo fueled romance rumors when he teased a new song on Instagram: “I wonder what I would have said if I knew that brown-eyed boy would be my best friend and the one I gave my heart to Will happen.”
In August 2020, speculation about the rumored couple escalated after Justjared reported a photo was published of Bassett and singer-actress Sabrina Carpenter enjoying each other’s company in LA. Fast forward to January 2021, Rodrigo released his debut single “Driver’s License”, which appears to be centered around his alleged relationship with Bassett.
Fans firmly believe that “Driver’s License” is about Rodrigo and Bassett’s rumored relationship. However, they both avoided mentioning each other by name when asked about the song’s inspiration in interviews.
Bassett told POPSUGAR in March 2021, “The cool thing about music is people will relate it to their personal experience, and lately, people are making it about other people’s experience and assuming things And just making it his thing.” their self-titled debut EP.