Olivia Wilde talks single parenting after Jason Sudeikis breakup


Olivia Wilde is getting real about how “tricky” single parenting can be after her breakup with Jason Sudeikis.

The “Don’t Worry Darling” director, 38, told Kelly Clarkson on Tuesday that “reshaping [her] family” has been “tough” after her seven-year engagement to the “Ted Lasso” star, 47, ended in 2020.

However, Wilde gushed about the unexpected benefits of co-parenting son Otis, 8, and daughter Daisy, 5, with Sudeikis.

“It’s allowed for some really deep conversations with my kids about emotions and about happiness and about what family means and love,” she explained during the “Kelly Clarkson Show” appearance.

“It’s actually allowed me to get to know them in a different way. My priority is them, as long as they’re happy and they’re healthy.”

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Olivia Wilde detailed her “tricky” single parenting experience.
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The “OC” alum noted that she and the former “Saturday Night Live” cast member “agree” on putting their kids first.

“There are so many families that are … blended and different shapes,” Wilde said, calling their new dynamic “hard but doable.”

Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis, Otis and Daisy
The actress called Otis and Daisy her “priority.”

The “Booksmart” director concluded, “If you can surround them with so much love, then it’s OK. But it’s tricky because we’re not doing it in private.”

The news of Wilde and Sudeikis’ split broke in November 2020, although she recently revealed that they had quietly parted ways months prior.

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
Wilde and Jason Sudeikis split in 2020.

“Jason and I had a very bumpy road, and we officially dissolved the relationship towards the beginning of the pandemic,” the filmmaker, who got engaged to the Emmy winner in 2013, said in her Vanity Fair cover story.

“Once it became clear that cohabitating was no longer beneficial for the children, it became the responsible thing not to do, because we could be better parents than friends who live in different houses,” she added.

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While Sudeikis moved on with his “Ted Lasso” co-star Keeley Hazell last year, Wilde is currently dating Harry Styles.

The couple went public with their romance in January 2021 but sparked breakup rumors ahead of this month’s premiere of “Don’t Worry Darling,” in which Styles, 28, stars.

However, despite the pair barely interacting during the movie’s Venice Film Festival debut, they made headlines after leaving a party together on Monday.



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