In a move straight out of a Ted Lasso episode, Olivia Wilde was given legal documents from Jason Sudeikis at CinemaCon last night.
The director and actress was making a presentation at the film industry event when she picked up a mysterious envelope. As reported by Deadline, the personal and confidential envelope had custody papers from her ex-partner inside. “This is for me?” Wilde fairly asked when an unidentified person approached the stage from the audience and slid the envelope in her direction.
To be fair to Wilde, she supposedly didn’t show her emotions when she opened the envelope and discovered what was inside. She continued promoting her new film Don’t Worry Darling like a pro.
Wilde and Sudeikis seemingly had one of the best Hollywood relationships before they surprisingly separated in 2020 after seven years of engagement. While the couple never made it down the aisle, they do share two children, son Otis and daughter Daisy. Since then Wilde has famously been dating Harry Styles.
There are just so many threads to pull with this story. What prompted Sudeikis to plan this stunt? How much involvement did he actually have? How did the unidentified person make it through security at CinemaCon? Who will get custody of the pair’s young children?
Well it turns out that Sudeikis “had no prior knowledge” that Wilde would be served in such a high-profile manner. “Papers were drawn up to establish jurisdiction relating to the children of Ms. Wilde and Mr. Sudeikis,” a source told Variety.
“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.”
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CinemaCon has also acted fast, with the event set to reevaluate its safety protocols following the incident. “To protect the integrity of our studio partners and the talent, we will reevaluate our security protocols,” NATO managing director and head of CinemaCon Mitch Neuhauser told Variety. “We will act accordingly because it’s the right thing to do. We want to do the safe, proper thing.”
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Olivia Wilde was given legal documents with custody papers from Jason Sudeikis on the #CinemaCon stage during the WB presentation.
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