The way they were. Before Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde broke up, they weren’t afraid to open up about their love for each other.
The duo met in May 2011 at the season 36 finale party Saturday Night Live, but they didn’t start dating for another six months. They were both married once before, and that Booksmart the director later said that this was one of the reasons why she decided to take it slow.
“I was just learning to be alone; I was divorced for nine months,” he said OC alum said Marie Claire in March 2013. “We were both seeing people, but we were single. He seemed to really see me, see through the bulls…
The Drinking Buddies star filed for divorce from Tao Ruspoli in March 2011 after almost eight years of marriage. Sudeikis, for his part, was married SNL a writer Kay Cannon from 2004 to 2010.
The Emmy winner also wanted to spend time with Wilde because he knew right away that she was special. “I just had a feeling that as soon as I kissed her, I wasn’t going to end up kissing anyone ever again,” he said. Access Hollywood in August 2020. “So I guess I have to be careful with that.”
Although Wilde’s first marriage ended in divorce, she still felt that it helped prepare her for her next serious relationship. “I’m so grateful for the pain and the heartbreak,” she said Marie Claire in the same interview. “It gave me the courage to leave and led me to the great love of my life.”
The Terrible bosses actor and House alum announced their engagement in 2013 after two years together. In April 2014, the duo welcomed son Otis and daughter Daisy in October 2016.
After the arrival of Otis, Wilde said that she felt that children represented a stronger obligation than a marriage certificate. “We’re seriously connected,” she told Net-a-Porter’s Porter Edit in February 2016. “Before you have a child, marriage is the ultimate commitment and promise to each other, and then when you have a child, it’s like, ‘Oh, we’re already committed and promised.'”
However, in November 2020, the couple split after almost a decade together. Wilde continued on Harry Styleswhom she bonded with while directing him in her upcoming film Don’t worry dear. After the film is wrapped, Rush The actress praised his performance in a long post on Instagram.
“He imbued every scene with a nuanced sense of humanity,” she wrote in February 2021. “He didn’t have to join our circus, but he stepped in with humility and grace, and he wowed us every day with his talent, warmth and ability to ride backwards.”
Sudeikis, meanwhile, is linked to Keeley Hazellwhich appeared on Ted Lassofrom June 2021 SNL alum and model have kept their romance relatively private, but in November 2021, they were spotted packing on the PDA during a trip to Mexico.
Keep scrolling to see what Sudeikis and Wilde have had to say about each other over the years.