American filmmaker Olivia Wilde won the custody battle of her two children, son Otis, 8, and Daisy, 5, against her ex-husband Jason Sudeikis. The court dismissed Jason’s custody petition and decreed that their kids’ home is in California. Read on to learn more about Olivia’s win.
A Year-Long Custody Battle…
Jason Sudeikis brought a case against his ex in New York City family court over their two children in October 2021. While Wilde, 38, wanted son Otis (8) and daughter, Daisy (5) in Los Angeles and potentially London — where her boyfriend, Harry Styles, resides, but Sudeikis, 46, wanted to have his children with them in Brooklyn.
Olivia Wilde, on the other hand, filed a petition to “determine the parental relationship in Superior Court of California, in LA,” on May 17, the filing stated, and her legal team made a bid to legally dismiss Sudekis’ case on May 18. However, per recent documents, it has come out that the judge has dismissed the “Ted Losso” star’s custody petition.
A legal filing, signed on August 5 by Danielle M. Rodriguez, Esq. Court Attorney-Referee, reads: “Judge Powell and this Referee agreed that New York was not the home state of the subject children; but rather California was the children’s home state.
It adds, “Therefore, for the reasons stated on the record on July 15, 2022, respondent’s motion to dismiss the custody petitions filed on October 21, 2021, is granted as this court finds that New York does not have jurisdiction to hear the custody petitions as New York is not the home state of the subject children.”
The Wild Legal Battle Between The Exes…
If you’re not aware, Olivia Wilde was furious after she was served legal papers while at CinemaCon in Las Vegas in April while promoting her movie, “Don’t Worry Darling”. Per a court filing last month, the 38-year-old actress said that her ex-husband was trying to aggressively embarrass and “threaten” her when she was served onstage.
“He could have served me discreetly, but instead he chose to serve me in the most aggressive manner possible,” the “Booksmart” director stated while saying that it was unfair to the kids. She added:
“The fact that Jason would embarrass me professionally and put our personal conflict on public display in this manner is extremely contrary to our children’s best interests,” Wilde argued. “Since Jason has made it clear that we will not be able to work this out for our children’s sake outside of the court system, I filed a petition for custody in Los Angeles.”
On the other hand, a source close to Sudeikis revealed that he had no prior knowledge of the time or place that the envelope would have been delivered and that he would never condone her being served in such an inappropriate manner. But believe it or not, he did play dirty, of course, legally.
Before the recent decree, the two have been co-parenting their kids, living between LA, London and NYC, since calling off their engagement and breaking up in 2020. In the court docs, Wilde alleged that the “duo agreed to send their children to school in LA for the upcoming year as Sudeikis was set to film the final season of “Ted Lasso” in London.
The actress claimed that Jason decided that he wanted to go to New York while he was not working and wanted to have the children with him. She added that it was something she could not agree with as the children never lived there for several years.
An angry Jason slapped her with the petition which has now been finally dismissed. Olivia and Jason got engaged in 2012 and share kids Otis, 8, and Daisy, 5 — announced the end of their seven-year-romance in November 2020. Custodial disputes can only get uglier and it’s the children who suffer the most!