Jason Sudeikis didn’t know there was trouble in his relationship with Olivia Wilde 01-09-2021
When they announced their split in November, they were reported to have gone their separate ways in early 2020.
But now a new source close to Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde claims the couple were actually together ‘as recently as this fall’.
Sudeikis wasn’t even aware that Wilde wanted out of their engagement until October, a source tells People, around the time her relationship with former One Direction star Harry Styles took off.
Despite the initial claims that their seven-year romance had been on the rocks for a while, this new source says that Sudeikis, 45, and Wilde, 36, ‘were very much together as recently as this fall.’
‘Jason feels that the timeline that Olivia and Harry would like people to believe – that she and Jason split ages ago, long before she became involved with Harry – is simply not accurate,’ they continued.
The source added that the trouble began around the start of production on Wilde’s sophomore directorial effort.
‘She began filming [Don’t Worry Darling] in September, and by October, he began to get the impression that she wanted out. By November, they’d announced their split.’
The source emphasized ‘that’s how quickly it happened,’ adding that ‘none of it happened until she began filming with Harry.’
However, another person close to the couple disputed that interpretation.
‘Olivia and Jason were broken up as of early 2020,’ they claimed. ‘The recent news that she has moved on is no surprise. Olivia and Jason’s relationship continues to be focused on their children and co-parenting them.’
Amid the disputes about when his relationship ended and what caused the breakup, the SNL alum is reportedly hoping their relationship can be salvaged.
According to People, Sudeikis ‘is absolutely heartbroken about the split’ and her budding on-set romance with Styles, as he hopes to ‘repair things’ in their relationship.
An insider said: ‘There is still a lot of love there, and he would like to have hope that maybe there’s a way for them to repair things. But what happens next remains to be seen.’
It comes after Wilde, 36, and Styles, 26, were first romantically linked earlier this week, holding hands Monday at his agent’s wedding in Montecito, California.
The gorgeous pair has since been spotted packing on more PDA, as they enjoyed an outing with friends Wednesday in Santa Barbara.
A source told People: ‘They were in Montecito, California this weekend for a wedding. They were affectionate around their friends, held hands and looked very happy. They have dated for a few weeks.’
Wilde also told the story to Allure in 2013: ‘I met Jason, and I thought he was so charming. He’s a great dancer and I’m a sucker for great dancers. But he didn’t even get my number.
‘Over the next six months we kept running into each other. [One night] my best guy friend walked up to him and said, “This is Olivia’s number. Use it.” That was the beginning.’
Both had just gotten out of previous marriages, as Wilde was married to Italian Prince Tao Ruspoli, 45, from 2003 until filing for divorce in March of 2011, two months before meeting Sudeikis.
He married Pitch Perfect writer Kay Cannon, 46, in June of 2004, before separating in 2008 and divorcing in 2010.
Sudeikis joked on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last May, when asked when they’ll finally get married: ‘We’re waiting for weed to be legal in every state.’
The couple starred together in the 2013 romantic drama Drinking Buddies, and he later appeared in her 2019 feature directorial debut Booksmart.
Wilde told People of directing her fiancé: ‘That was great. He’s one of the best improvisers in the world so I knew I could cast him. He’s like spinning a top and just letting it roll. It’s really amazing to see him do his thing.’