‘Made me sick': Olivia Wilde left heartbroken by applause after Wendy Williams' ‘worst mother' jibe

'It broke my heart, not because I care deeply about the opinion of Wendy Williams, but the applause from the audience made me sick'

‘Made me sick': Olivia Wilde left heartbroken by applause after Wendy Williams' ‘worst mother' jibe
Olivia Wilde claps back at Wendy Williams for calling her ‘worst mother’ (Astrid Stawiarz and Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The whole town went crazy when talk show veteran Wendy Williams called Olivia Wilde the 'worst mother’ following her drift from boyfriend Jason Sudeikis, and new romance with Harry Styles. At that time the ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ director chose to retain her silence but now she has finally opened up about the remarks made by Wendy.

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The ‘Booksmart’ director graced the cover of Vanity Fair for its October issue and told the outlet how the clip of Wendy making those comments “broke” her heart. She told the outlet, “It broke my heart, not because I care deeply about the opinion of Wendy Williams, but the applause from the audience made me sick. I was like, ‘Why are these women finding pleasure at this moment? Is it because it somehow makes them feel better about their lives, judgments, and choices without ever wondering why I might have made those choices?’”

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She further revealed that nobody except her small circle knows about the ups and downs of her personal life. "I just remember that nobody knows my private life except my very small, trusted circle,” she said. “And my self-worth can in no way be connected to perception because that’s just a losing battle.”

(EDITORS NOTE: Image has been digitally enhanced.) Director Olivia Wilde attends the
(Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

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The drama unfolded back in February 2021 when during an episode of 'Wendy Williams Show', the host made a nasty comment on Olivia while talking about her breakup with former boyfriend Sudeikis and her new brewing romance with Harry Styles. At the time, Wendy said, “Olivia, you’re going to look like the worst mother that’s ever done it, like when they see that footage, ‘You left dad [Jason] for Harry?’ Harry’s going to leave you- oh sorry. He’s young like, ‘She’s my boss. She’s directing my movie. You know we’ll promote it. Wendy will talk about it. As soon as the movie’s done I’m going back with a young girl my own age.’ But she’s hot, though. She’s hot. But not hot enough to sacrifice your youth.”

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For the unversed, Olivia and Jason were engaged for seven years before calling it off in early 2020. The former couple is the parents of two children together, daughter Daisy Josephine Sudeikis, 5, and son Otis Sudeikis, 8. The tiff between the two has been going around for a long time now. But the drama came out in public when Jason served Olivia with custody papers while she was on stage at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

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Actors Olivia Wilde (L) and Jason Sudeikis attend the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Talking about the particular incident, Olivia told Variety that she is not surprised by the actions of her ex-fiance, “But, you know, sadly, it was not something that was entirely surprising to me,” she said. “I mean, there’s a reason I left that relationship,” she said.

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