Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis split: How meeting at Saturday Night Live after-party sparked 10-year love story
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis have called it quits after nearly dating for ten years. The couple was engaged for seven years and shares two kids together, son Otis Alexander, 6, and Daisy Josephine, 4. The reason for their breakup is still unclear.
A source has stated the couple split up at the beginning of the year and plan to amicably co-parent the children. "It's been amicable and they've transitioned into a great co-parenting routine. The children are the priority and the heart of the family's relationship”, People reported. The ‘House’ actress met ‘The Horrible Bosses’ actor at a Saturday Night Live after-party in 2011 where they instantly hit it off but at the time, Wilde was with someone and Sudeikis reportedly didn’t make any move. In 2016, Sudeikis shared, "We hit it off that night." Sudeikis was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live in 2003 and worked as a cast member from 2005-2013.
He recalled the night of their meeting sharing, "I didn't make any moves. I was just very, very busy with other things," and added, "And next thing you know, I stopped being busy, she stopped dating someone, and then it was off to the races." Wilde shared in an interview that when they met, “I was just learning to be by myself,” adding “I’d been divorced nine months. We were both seeing people but were single. He seemed to really see me, see through the bulls–t.”
The ‘Tron: Legacy Actress’ was married to Tao Ruspoli before meeting the 'Ted Lasso' lead who was also married Kay Cannon from 2004 to 2010.
Sudeikis proposed to Wilde after two years of dating but the couple were in no rush of getting hitched as they went on to welcome their first baby Otis together. Wilde shared with Net-a-Porter’s Porter Edit in 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.’” She said, “We are seriously connected,” In the same year, Sudeikis jokes that the couple won’t get married until weed is legal in every state when he appeared for Watch What Happens Live.
In 2019, the couple also shared their secret to keep the love blooming. Wilde said, “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.”
Both Wilde and Sudeikis are thriving in their professional lives in recent years. While Sudeikis has been busy in the production of the season of the comedy series Ted Lasso, Wilde has bagged multiple significant roles including the much-anticipated thriller “Don’t Worry Darling where Wilde will be working with Harry Styles.
The Internet is currently heartbroken at the news of their split. A fan shared, “NOT JASON SUDEIKIS AND OLIVIA WILDE THEY WERE MY EMOTIONAL SUPPORT COMFORT WHITE CELEBRITY COUPLE WHAT THE F**K” While another shared, “I'm shocked. i actually thought they were one of the more solid couples.” One user said, “This is like some real life Ted Lasso shit”
NOT JASON SUDEIKIS AND OLIVIA WILDE THEY WERE MY EMOTIONAL SUPPORT COMFORT WHITE CELEBRITY COUPLE WHAT THE FUCK pic.twitter.com/9dwW5D9I3f— izzy (@spidermanffh) November 14, 2020
i'm shocked. i actually thought they were one of the more solid couples.— Abbie (@abbielivin20) November 14, 2020
This is like some real life Ted Lasso shit— Romel G (@Roadddd0gg) November 14, 2020