‘He’s seen as a fucking hero’: Olivia Wilde reveals she split from Jason Sudeikis for his ‘health and happiness’ and says she’s seen as an ‘absent mother’ amid a custody battle
- The actress, 38, has lamented the double standard she faces following her split from Jason, 46, with whom she shares two young children
Olivia Wilde has blasted the double standard surrounding the reaction to her split from Jason Sudeikis, saying he is seen as a “hero” while she is seen as an “absent mother”.
The actress, 38, is currently involved in a custody battle with star Ted Lasso, 46, over their children together, son Otis, eight, and daughter Daisy, five.
She is currently in a relationship with Harry Styles28, although there is some confusion as to when their romance began and exactly when she split from her ex-fiancé.
Row: Olivia Wilde blasted the double standard surrounding the reaction to her split from Jason Sudeikis, saying he is seen as a ‘hero’ (pictured in 2019)
Speaking about her breakup and speculation about her love life, Olivia told Variety, “The most painful element was the women embarrassing me for making a decision that was for my health and happiness. “
She later spoke with the publication about the double standards she faced post-breakup.
Variety noted, “When she and Styles are pictured together, she is judged for dating a younger man; just as often, she is referred to as an absent mother.
To which Olivia explained, “When people don’t see me with my kids, it’s always ‘How dare she.
“I’ve never seen anyone say that about a guy. And if he’s with his kid, he’s a fucking hero.
Tension: The actress, 38, is currently embroiled in a custody battle with Ted Lasso star, 46, over their children together, son Otis, eight, and daughter Daisy, five years (photo in 2020)
Olivia and her ex Jason were in a relationship for almost a decade from 2011 to 2020 and in the same interview, she criticized her former fiancé for serving his custody papers in front of a large audience while he was on stage at the CinemaCon 2022 in April.
The actress called the nasty incident “an attack on her workplace” but said she was not surprised it happened as there was a “reason” she left the relationship.
Four months ago, Olivia was on stage at the ComicCon event in Las Vegas promoting her upcoming film Don’t Worry Darling when she was ambushed with a petition from Jason – who wanted their children to live with him. At New York.
Embarrassing: Olivia also slammed her former fiancé for serving custody papers in front of a large audience while on stage at CinemaCon 2022 in April
A source close to the former couple told DailyMail.com exclusively in April that Jason had “no idea” the papers were being served to him in this manner.
Meanwhile, Olivia recently received a court victory when a judge ruled California as the home state of their children and last week an insider told People that she “wants to focus on this. what’s best for the kids” and opened up about their custody issues.
“She and Jason don’t talk to each other, so they have help communicating about the custody schedule,” the source said.
Although Olivia is “shattered by the custody drama”, she still wants their children to see their father “as much as possible”.
“She hopes they can find the best living situation for everyone,” the insider said of the actress.
Sources say the Life Itself actress and Ted Lasso star rarely speak to each other, preferring to communicate via text or through assistants.
She also accused the South of Heaven star of serving his custody papers “in the most aggressive way possible.” DailyMail.com unveiled exclusively.
New couple: She is currently in a relationship with Harry Styles, 28, although there is some confusion over when their romance began and exactly when she split from her ex-fiancé