Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis’ custody battle has taken a turn


Olivia Wilde finally responded to this extremely embarrassing moment in April when she was publicly notified of custody papers for her ex, Jason Sudeikis. ICYMI, the director was on stage at CinemaCon, presenting his film don’t worry darling, when she was interrupted by a not-so-welcome delivery: documents regarding arrangements for their children, Otis, 8, and Daisy, 5. At the time, a source said Sudeikis would “never tolerate her being served in such an inappropriate way.” But it doesn’t appear that Wilde is buying her. On August 10, she responded to Sudeikis by publicly delivering custody papers – and of course she wasn’t too happy about the situation.

In a repository, obtained by We Weekly, Wilde called the move an “outrageous legal tactic.” According to the outlet, Wilde claimed, “Jason’s actions were clearly intended to threaten me and catch me off guard. He could have served me quietly, but he instead chose to serve me as aggressively as possible.

The filing continued, “For Jason to embarrass me professionally and expose our personal conflict in this way is extremely contrary to the best interests of our children. Since Jason made it clear that we won’t be able to settle this for the sake of our children outside of the court system, I filed for custody in Los Angeles. Brutal.

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So did Sudeikis plan this humiliating moment? A source close to the situation claimed that the Ted Lasso the star was in the dark. “Documents have been drawn up to establish jurisdiction over the children of Mrs. Wilde and Mr. Sudeikis“, said the insider to People in April. “Mr. Sudeikis had no prior knowledge of when or where the envelope would have been delivered, as that would depend only on the processing service company involved and he would never tolerate it being served as such an inappropriate way,” the source continues.

Wilde and Sudeikis have a long history together – though it’s never been more dramatic. The couple separated in November 2020, breaking off their seven-year engagement. In January 2021, Wilde was spotted holding hands with Harry Styles at a wedding, and the singer-director duo have reportedly been together ever since. While it’s unclear how anyone would react after being dumped for Styles, I can imagine there could be some hard feelings, and this custody battle seems to be proof.

For the sake of their children (and their future custody agreement), I hope Wilde and Sudeikis can work things out – offstage, this time.

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