Wilde and Sudeikis split in 2020 after almost 10 years together, and Wilde is now dating British singer and actor Harry Styles
Olivia Wilde has won the first half of her child custody battle with Jason Sudeikis.
The 38-year-old actress lashed out at her ex-fiancé’s “aggressive” newspaper release after receiving the documents on stage in Las Vegas earlier this year.
Ted Lasso star Sudeikis, 46, claimed the children must live in Brooklyn, New York, but that was dismissed and a judge ruled their home state is California, according to papers seen by Page Six.
Why is there a custody battle?
According to the Daily Mail, Wilde and Sudeikis’ legal battle came after they split custody of their children, alternating between week-long “parental access periods” and splitting their time between Los Angeles, New York and London.
However, Sedeikis decided to seek custody in April 2022 after disagreements over where her children will live permanently.
Wilde claimed that she and Sudeikis originally agreed to send their kids to school in LA since Sudeikis was supposed to be in London to wrap up filming on Ted Lasso.
However, the actress said on her filing: “Recently, however, Jason decided that he wanted to go to New York for the next year while he was not working and wanted the kids to be with him during this hiatus.
“When I didn’t agree, as the kids haven’t lived in New York for several years, Jason submitted those papers.”
What did Olivia Wilde say about Jason Sudeikis?
Wilde has accused Sudeikis of “threatening” her by serving her legal papers on stage in Las Vegas earlier this year.
The actress and director claimed the actor could have had the documents delivered “discretely” but chose to do so “in the most aggressive way possible.”
Wilde was delivered the documents in a brown envelope when she was promoting her upcoming thriller, Don’t Worry Darling, at CinemaCon in April.
Footage showed the filmmaker looking surprised after opening the envelope.
In documents filed on Wednesday and obtained by the Daily Mail, Wilde explained: “Jason’s actions were clearly designed to threaten me and catch me off guard.
“He could have served me discreetly, but instead he chose to serve me in the most aggressive way.
“The fact that Jason would embarrass me professionally and publicly display our personal conflict in this way is extremely contrary to the best interests of our children.”
After the CinemaCon incident, Sudeikis representatives confirmed the documents were related to the jurisdiction of the couple’s children, but said the actor had no prior knowledge of how they would be delivered.
How long have Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde been together?
Wilde and Sudeikis dated from 2011 to late 2020 and have two children: eight-year-old son Otis and five-year-old daughter Daisy.
Wilde and Sudeikis met at a Saturday Night Live wrap party when they were both recently single.
Wilde had ended her eight-year marriage to filmmaker Tao Ruspoli, and Sudeikis had divorced screenwriter and actress Kay Cannon.
The couple got engaged in 2013 with their son born in 2014 and their daughter born in 2016.
Of their split, a source reportedly close to Wilde told ET Online, “They just fell out of love in a romantic way, but still have love for each other as people.
“They see each other primarily as friends and co-parents.
“You are committed to Otis and Daisy’s successful co-parenting journey and have done a great job of staying connected in a healthy way for their relationship and their children.”
In January 2021, Wilde began dating Harry Styles after meeting while filming her thriller Don’t Worry Darling.
In December, she said she was “happier” than ever after beginning her relationship with former One Direction singer Harry Styles.