Jason Sudeikis Olivia WildeWhile they kept their relationship private, they made it very public when they split. However, the details of their split became public when they started a custody battle for their children.
The Saturday Night LiveAlum and the BooksmartDirector, who ended their relationship in November 2020, had a son Otis (born April 2014) and a daughter Daisy (born October 2016). The former couple have been quiet about their divorce, but Wilde was made the headlines in April 2022 when he was served with legal papers at CinemaCon.
“Papers were drawn up to establish jurisdiction relating to the children of Ms. Wilde and Mr. Sudeikis,” a source exclusively told Us WeeklyIt was noted at the time that Ted Lasso star didn’t know when the documents would be delivered. “He would never condone her being served in such an inappropriate manner.”
The couple split before they were married. Drinking BuddiesActress said that having children was a stronger commitment to her than marriage. She shared the same name as the actor. Horrible BossesStar was engaged to her boyfriend in 2013 after two-years of dating. However, they never got down on one knee.
“We are seriously connected,” Wilde told Net-a-Porter’s Porter EditFebruary 2016. “Before you have a child, marriage is the ultimate commitment and promise to one another, and then once you have a child, it’s like, ‘Oh, we’re committed and promised already.’”
Though their romance didn’t last, the exes initially didn’t have any problems with coparenting. “They’re doing their best at giving their kids a normal life,” an insider told UseIn July 2021. “The kids bring them back together since they are and always will be their number one priority.”
The source added that the pair are “better off as friends,” but they had been “coparenting well” after their breakup. That seemed to change in 2022, however, when Sudeikis served his ex with custody documents — and Wilde fired back in a court filing of her own.
“Jason’s actions were clearly intended to threaten me and catch me off guard,” the HouseThe August 2022 response of the alum stated that the alum was claiming this, per the Daily Mail. “He could have served me discreetly, but instead he chose to serve me in the most aggressive manner possible. The fact that Jason would embarrass me professionally and put our personal conflict on public display in this manner is extremely contrary to our children’s best interests.”
Keep scrolling for a complete timeline of Sudeikis and Wilde’s custody battle.