Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde, both successful figures in the entertainment industry, went through a high-profile breakup in 2020, sparking a custody battle over their two children, Otis and Daisy. The couple’s relationship began in 2011, and despite having children together, they announced their split in 2020. The separation led to a legal settlement, revealing financial details and child support arrangements.
In September 2023, Wilde and Sudeikis reached an agreement on child support, and a judge ordered the “Ted Lasso” actor to pay Wilde $27,500 per month, according to Daily Mail. The specified amount, determined based on the couple’s 2023 income, includes $10,300 for Otis and $17,200 for Daisy. Notably, Sudeikis’s estimated income of $10.5 million in 2023 significantly exceeded Wilde’s income of $500,000, resulting in the substantial child support figure.
The legal settlement also required Sudeikis to contribute 25% of childcare costs on top of the monthly child support payment. Although neither Wilde nor Sudeikis publicly commented on the agreement, the financial aspects were intricately detailed to address the needs of their children.
The custody battle between Sudeikis and Wilde took an unexpected turn in April 2022 when Sudeikis served Wilde with custody papers during an event where she was promoting her film “Don’t Worry Darling.” This move, perceived by Wilde as an attempt to sabotage her burgeoning romance with co-star Harry Styles, added complexity to their co-parenting dynamics. Wilde expressed her displeasure with Sudeikis’s approach, stating that it was not entirely surprising given the reasons for their breakup.
The legal proceedings continued with allegations of withholding information, with Wilde claiming that Sudeikis purposefully did not inform her about a court date, leading to both parties missing the appearance. Despite the challenges and public scrutiny, Sudeikis and Wilde eventually settled on joint custody over their children and a mutually agreed-upon child support payment.
The publicized legal journey highlights the complexities of navigating co-parenting arrangements and financial responsibilities following a high-profile breakup, shedding light on the private challenges faced by individuals in the public eye.