Candid confessions Olivia Wilde hasn’t shied away from sharing her experiences as a mother while raising her kids in the public eye.
The Don’t Worry Darling director first became a parent when she and then-fiancé Jason SudeikisOtis was welcomed into the world in April 2014. They later added daughter Daisy in October 2016 to their family.
Following her second child’s birth, Wilde opened up about juggling her career and family. “I think it’s just biting off as much as you can chew, you know, slowly and incrementally,” she exclusively told Us Weekly in January 2019, adding that she takes it “day by day, step by step.”
The New York native added: “And I think [it’s] knowing what you’re getting yourself into.”
The filmmaker admitted that he didn’t have the time to go out on date nights with Sudeikis at the time. “We go out and have a lot of fun. We were both really social people when we met, and we didn’t want to give that up when we became parents, so we’re really consistent about our time with them, but we also prioritize a couple of date nights a week,” she explained. “We go to the theater. I love to eat food, so we go to a lot of restaurants, see shows, music — it’s New York! It’s a good thing about living here, live entertainment.”
UseIt was confirmed that Wilde & Sudeikis had ended their seven-year-long marriage in November 2020. After their split, the couple continued to coparent together as the RushActress moved on with her Don’t Worry DarlingCostar Harry Styles.
In April 2022, Wilde and Sudeikis’ breakup once again made headlines when she was served custody papers in the middle of her presentation at CinemaCon. According to a source, the incident occurred in April 2022. UseWilde was unaware that Wilde would be given the documents by Emmy winner while she was on stage.
Four months later, the actor addressed the shocking moment in a response to his ex’s own custody motion. “Olivia’s talk was an important event for Olivia, both professionally and personally, and I am very, very sorry that the incident marred her special moment,” he wrote in the legal paperwork.
Wilde made the comment later in the month during an interview. Variety. “The only people who suffered were my kids, because they’ll have to see that, and they shouldn’t ever have to know that happened,” she said. “For me, it was appalling, but the victims were an 8 and 5 year-old, and that’s really sad. I chose to be an actress. I was willing to step into the spotlight. But it’s not something my children have asked for. And when my kids are dragged into it, it’s deeply painful.”
The BooksmartDirector also discussed her decision not to take on more jobs in order to raise her children. “It became clear to me that this year was a time for me to be a stay-at-home mom,” she added. “It was not the year for me to be on a set, which is totally all-encompassing. It was time for me to pause and devote myself to the kids when I have them.”
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