Olivia Wilde calls out ex-boyfriend Jason Sudeikis - claiming way he publicly served her custody papers was 'vicious'

The actress was served custody papers while she was on stage at CinemaCon back in April

Olivia Wilde attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California
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Olivia Wilde has opened up about how she felt when ex-boyfriend Jason Sudikes served her custody papers, for their two kids, while she was on stage at CinemaCon. 

The actress, who dated the Ted Lasso actor for 10 years, was served custody papers from her ex on stage in Las Vegas, while giving a talk at CinemaCon back in April.

Talking to Variety about her latest project, Don't Worry Darling, in which she stars in and directed, she said the way he did it so publicly was 'vicious'.

Olivia, who in the same interview opened up about 'protecting' her relationship with Harry Styles out of 'deep love' - had two kids with Jason Sudeikis - Otis, 8 and Daisy, 5. 

However, after the couple split in 2020 things got nasty in April when Jason served her custody papers at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. At the time Deadline reported that an individual approached the stage, from the seats at Caesars Palace The Colosseum venue, interrupting Olivia's speech. “This is for me?” she asked, opening the manilla envelope marked, "private and confidential." But, despite realizing what the papers related to, she remained professional and finished her speech.

The actress has now opened up about the experience, telling Variety, “I hated that this nastiness distracted from the work of so many different people and the studio that I was up there representing."

The actress went on to add, “To try to sabotage that was really vicious. But I had a job to do; I’m not easily distracted. But, you know, sadly, it was not something that was entirely surprising to me. I mean, there’s a reason I left that relationship.”

The awkward episode was caught on camera for the whole world to see, however Jason claims that he wasn't aware of what was going to happen and was "deeply upset" about the public nature of the occurrence. 

Olivia seems to have the upper hand now though - as she recently won the first custody battle against Jason Sudeikis. Olivia wanted her two children to live with her in California, and possibly relocate to London, while Jason wanted them to move to New York, with him. However, earlier this month a New York judge dismissed the case, effectively awarding Olivia a win after ruling that California should be considered the kids' home state.

Talking about her relationship with Harry, Olivia said in the same interview, "I'm not going to say anything about it because I've never seen a relationship benefit from being dragged into the public arena."

"We both go out of our way to protect our relationship; I think it's out of experience, but also just out of deep love."

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