Stay in the Golden State. The judge granted Olivia Wilde’s request to reject the petition of former Jason Sudeikis to move their custody battle from California to New York.
The dirty custody battle of Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde: full timeline
Actor Ted Lasso, 46, had previously filed a petition that reportedly said he hoped the couple would be able to have their children from the Big Apple, where the family previously lived, and where their two children, son Otis, 8, and daughter Daisy, 5, were born, according to records, obtained by the Daily Mail.
However, according to documents obtained by Page Six on Wednesday, August 10, the judge presiding over the case eventually sided with the 38-year-old Wilde, granting her motion to dismiss the petition of her ex-fiance, which he filed in October 2021.
“Both Judge Powell and this referee agreed that New York was not the home state of the children in question; rather, California was the home state of the children,” the ruling said. “This court finds that New York does not have jurisdiction to hear custody petitions because New York is not the children’s home state.”
As a result of this decision, the current custody case will remain in California.
The news of the court decision came shortly after the director of Booksmart criticized the graduate of the show “Saturday Night Live” for handing her custody documents when she was on the CinemaCon stage in April.
The O.K. alum was presenting her upcoming film, “Don’t Worry, Honey,” at the Las Vegas Convention Center when, in the middle of her speech, she received an envelope marked “personal and confidential.”
Us Weekly confirmed at the time that the documents in question were from the Emmy winner, but in April a source exclusively reported that the comedian did not know when the actual delivery would take place. “Documents have been drawn up to establish jurisdiction over the children of Ms. Wilde and Mr. Sudeikis,” an insider told Us. “He would never allow her to be served in such an inappropriate way.”
However, in response, Wild filed her own court documents in Los Angeles, alleging that Sudeikis tried to “threaten” and “embarrass” her by publicly delivering the documents, according to the Daily Mail. The director also claimed that the former couple had previously decided to let their children finish the upcoming school year in Los Angeles, while Sudeikis was filming the last season of Ted Lasso in London. The couple’s dispute began after the Virginia native allegedly changed his mind, instead hoping to live with Otis and Daisy on the east coast.
Timeline of Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis’ relationship
In her statement, the New York native claimed that Sudeikis and the “outrageous” stunt in Las Vegas were calculated. “Jason’s actions were clearly aimed at intimidating me and taking me by surprise. He could have served me unnoticed, but instead chose to serve me in the most aggressive way,” she said. “The fact that Jason professionally put me in an awkward position and thus exposed our personal conflict to the public is extremely contrary to the interests of our children.”
The star of the “Lazarus Effect” added: “Because Jason made it clear that we would not be able to resolve this for the sake of our children outside of the judicial system, I filed a custody petition in Los Angeles.”
Sudeikis, for his part, repeated in a separate document that he did not intend for Wilde to receive documents on stage in Las Vegas, but instead wanted her to be served at London Heathrow Airport.
“I understand that the process server only did its job; however, I deeply regret what happened,” the “Obnoxious Bosses” actor explained. “Olivia’s performance was an important event for Olivia both professionally and personally, and I am very, very sorry that this incident overshadowed her special moment.”
Quotes from Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis about their romance over the years
Sudeikis added that he also did not want the documents to be sent to the house of Harry Styles, with whom Wilde began dating in January 2021. “I didn’t want the service to take place at the house of Olivia’s current partner, because Otis and Daisy could be there. ” he wrote.
The exes, who started dating in 2011, were engaged for seven years before breaking up in November 2020.
Although their romance did not last long, Wilde and Sudeikis initially had no problems with co-parenting. “They are doing everything possible to give their children a normal life,” a source explained to us in July 2021. “Children bring them back together because they are and will always be their number one priority.”