Olivia Wilde was just served custody papers by ex Jason Sudeikis in *the most* unhinged way

It looks like the Olivia Wilde Jason Sudeikis breakup drama is far from over

Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis attend the 2019 IFP Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on December 02, 2019 in New York City
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We were as heartbroken as the next person when we heard that one of our favorite celebrity couples, Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis, was calling it quits back in November 2020 after nine years together and two children together. 

Ever since, at least on the surface, it looked like things were looking up for the former exes: Wilde is, of course, now dating (and maybe engaged to?) Coachella god and her Don't Worry Darling lead actor Harry Styles and Sudeikis has seen great success with Ted Lasso, the Apple TV+ series now in its second season that scored him two Emmys, two Golden Globes and a SAG Award. 

However, looks like things aren't all watermelon-sugar-sweet between the former fiancés. While onstage in Las Vegas for a CinemaCon presentation on her upcoming film Don't Worry Darling—in which Wilde met her current beau, Styles, back in October 2020—Wilde was handed a mysterious manila envelope marked "personal and confidential" from an unidentified person. Wilde reportedly said: “This is for me? Is this a script? Ok got it. Thank you.” 

Olivia Wilde speaks onstage during CinemaCon 2022 - Warner Bros. Pictures “The Big Picture” Presentation at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 26, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada

(Image credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty)

The document was not, in fact, a script, but was actually custody papers (!!!) from Sudeikis, according to Deadline (opens in new tab).

Vanity Fair (opens in new tab) confirmed the contents of the envelope but received an update from a source close to the Ted Lasso actor, saying: "Papers were drawn up to establish jurisdiction relating to the children of Ms. Wilde and Mr. Sudeikis. Mr. Sudeikis had no prior knowledge of the time or place that the envelope would have been delivered as this would solely be up to the process service company involved and he would never condone her being served in such an inappropriate manner."

Oof, talk about baby-mama drama! And obviously, folks on social media are having a field day with the incredibly cringey situation.

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Olivia Wilde movie presentation at CinemaCon 2022

Along with that fittingly wild bit of celebrity drama, Olivia Wilde's CinemaCon 2022 presentation gave us a new still of her directorial outfit Don't Worry Darling, a psychological thriller that stars Florence Pugh and Harry Styles—“an up-and-coming actor with no other career that I am aware of,” Wilde joked of her famous beau, according to The Hollywood Reporter—as a 1950s married couple hiding a disturbing secret. 

“What would it take for you to give up your life, to do what is right? That is the question of Don’t Worry Darling,” Wilde said during the presentation, per The Hollywood Reporter. Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, Nick Kroll and Wilde herself round out the cast. 

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Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. 


More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York


When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.