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Olivia Wilde served with custody papers from ex Jason Sudeikis live on stage

Sudeikis reportedly ‘had no prior knowledge of the time or place that the envelope would have been delivered’

Maanya Sachdeva,Annabel Nugent
Thursday 28 April 2022 11:43 BST
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Olivia Wilde was served with child custody papers from ex-partner Jason Sudeikis in the middle of her presentation at CinemaCon.

The actor and director was presenting the trailer for her forthcoming drama Don’t Worry Darling (starring Harry Styles and Florence Pugh) at the Las Vegas convention on Tuesday (26 April) when she was interupted by a stranger.

An unindentified woman approached the stage to hand Wilde a manila envelope.

“This is for me?” Wilde asked the woman, before opening the envelope, which was labelled “Personal and Confidential”.

While onlookers initially believed the envelope to contain a movie script, it was later reported that the contents were child custody papers from Wilde’s ex-partner Sudeikis.

The Ted Lasso creator was reportedly unaware that Wilde would be served with the papers at CinemaCon.

A source has since told Variety that Sudeikis “would never condone” delivering the legal documents in such an “inappropriate manner”.

“Papers were drawn up to establish jurisdiction relating to the children of Ms Wilde and Mr Sudeikis,” the source told the publication.

They added: “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.”

The Independent has reached out to representatives of Wilde and Sudeikis for comment.

Wilde and Sudeikis ended their relationship in November 2020 following a seven-year engagement. They share two children, Otis, seven, and Daisy, four.

In the wake of the incident, organisers of CinemaCon have said they will “reevaluate [the event’s] security measures”.

Wilde is currently dating Styles. The couple were first seen holding hands at a wedding in January 2021.

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