Jason Sudeikis is finally opening up about his breakup with Olivia Wilde, and the Ted Lasso star admits he shares the blame for the end of the relationship. In a revealing interview with GQ, the comedian said he views the breakup, which occurred in November 2020, as the end of a seven-year chronicle, in which the pair bought a house, had kids, and almost lived happily ever after.
News coverage of Jason’s relationship with Olivia hasn’t always been clear. But once Olivia was spotted holding hands with Harry Styles it became clear that her time with Jason was coming to an end. Many rumors swirled – none of which have been confirmed. Even Jason Sudeikis is a bit confused about what happened. He says he doesn’t have total clarity about the split.
“I’ll have a better understanding of why in a year,” Jason told GQ, “and an even better one in two, and an even greater one in five, and it’ll go from being, you know, a book of my life to becoming a chapter to a paragraph to a line to a word to a doodle.”
The Saturday Night Live alum said he is still trying to figure out what he is supposed to learn from the heartbreaking experience. He wants to take the time to assess.
“That’s an experience that you either learn from or make excuses about,” he said. “You take some responsibility for it, hold yourself accountable for what you do, but then also endeavor to learn something beyond the obvious from it.”
Though Jason is searching for the meaning behind the heartbreak, the actor is still navigating his emotions. A source told People that the Ted Lasso star “is absolutely heartbroken about the split.” They continued, explaining that “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.”
Right now, it seems there is no chance of a rekindling things. At the moment Olivia Wilde is embracing a fling with Harry Styles, whom she worked with during her directorial debut, Don’t Worry Darling. The couple recently went on a PDA-filled excursion in the deep blue sea. And the couple made out on a yacht in Monte Argentario, Italy.
Jason Sudeikis is also dating someone new. Last month, Jason was seen with Keeley Hazell – the pair were embracing during an outing in the Big Apple. A source confirmed to People that the Ted Lasso co-stars are officially a couple. According to the source, Keeley and Jason have “been seeing each other” and have “been dating for a little while now.”
There’s more for Jason to celebrate. His show, Ted Lasso, just received countless Emmy nominations. As fans anxiously await the second season, Jason has been basking in the show’s commercial and critical success. The heartwarming Ted Lasso was nominated for the Best Comedy category, and Jason was nominated for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show also earned three nominations for Best Supporting Actor and two for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
According to Jason, the concept of the show was sparked during a dinner date with Olivia Wilde in 2015. The actress mentioned that Ted Lasso could be more than just a bit. Jason explained that “it was there, the night at dinner when Olivia was like, ‘You should do it as a show.’”
The two then started talking about the series, though they did run into a few snags in the road. Jason claimed he asked Olivia “why would [Ted Lasso] take this job? Why would a guy at this age take this job to leave? Maybe he’s having marital strife. Maybe things aren’t good back home, so he needs space.”
Eventually, they figured it out. The show was created after Jason spit-balled during his dinner date with Olivia Wilde and now, half a decade later, Jason’s career has never been grander.