Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis’ custody battle over their two children, Otis and Daisy, has been making headlines since the couple split in November 2020. While they initially appeared to have an amicable co-parenting relationship, things have become more complicated over time, culminating in a legal battle in New York City family court. Jason wants the children to reside with him in New York, while Olivia wants them to live with her in Los Angeles. In August 2022, the court ruled in Olivia’s favor, giving her custody of the children.
Olivia filed a petition in May 2022 to “determine parental relationship in Superior Court of California, in LA,” and her legal team also attempted to dismiss Jason’s case. The court ultimately found that California was the children’s home state, not New York, and that New York did not have jurisdiction over the custody petitions.
In January 2023, Olivia learned that Jason was plotting to proceed with a New York child support proceeding behind her back while negotiating the parenting time schedule in California. While Jason’s latest attempt to move the case was denied, Olivia has expressed frustration with his attempts to litigate her “into debt.”
Jason and Olivia were together for eight years, starting in November 2011, and met at a finale party for Saturday Night Live. They were engaged in January 2012, with a source telling Us Weekly at the time that Jason had “finally found the one that made him want to commit.” While they were together, they were frank about their love life, with Olivia once making a comment about her “dead” vagina during her first marriage and claiming that she and Jason “have sex like Kenyan marathon runners.” Jason later corrected the quote, saying that they “f–k like Kenyan marathon runners,” but that everything else after the word “sex” was accurate.
Overall, the custody battle between Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis has been a source of drama and tension since their split, with both parties fighting for the right to raise their children in their preferred location. While the court has ruled in Olivia’s favor so far, it remains to be seen how the situation will ultimately be resolved.