Gray Poupon wants in on Olivia Wilde’s salad dressing scandal


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CNN

Gray Poupon wants in Olivia Wilde’s salad dressing scandal.

The Dijon mustard brand is taking advantage of being at the center of the drama, announcing in an Instagram post that it will release 100 limited-edition jars of “Don’t Worry Dijon,” a riff on Wilde’s latest film starring Harry Styles.

Confused why Dijon mustard has entered the discourse of celebrities? The drama began when an unnamed nanny, whose claims have not been verified by CNN, spoke to the Daily Mail about the end of Wilde and actor Jason Sudeikis’ relationship. The actor/director and star “Ted Lasso” were together from 2011 to 2020 and have two children together.

The anonymous nanny offered private details about Wilde’s alleged romantic relationship with Wilde’s “Don’t Worry, Darling” co-star Florence Pugh and Styles. The nanny said Wilde upset Sudeikis because she made a salad for Styles in his ‘special dressing’ in the family kitchen.

The internet went wild looking for the recipe. Wilde, who denounced the nanny’s claims as “false and malicious,” added to the gossip mill by posting a photo of an excerpt from Nora Ephron’s autobiography “Heartburn” to her Instagram story late Tuesday.

“Mix 2 tablespoons of Gray Poupon mustard with 2 tablespoons of good red wine vinegar,” says the passage cited by Wilde. “Then, stirring constantly with a fork, slowly add 6 tablespoons of olive oil, until the vinegar oil is thick and creamy; this makes a strong vinaigrette, perfect for salad greens like arugula and watercress and endive.”

Gray Poupon will be giving away a limited number of the new jars in the coming days through its social media channels, owner Kraft Heinz said.

Instagram the post also features a feather boa wrapped around the jar – a costume for pop star Harry Style’s 15 shows at Madison Square Garden.

– CNN’s Megan Thomas and Dan Heching contributed to this report.