Jason Sudeikis recalled a hilarious encounter with Olivia Wilde. On Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the 46-year-old actor recalled one of his past appearances on the show, which included a segment with his ex.
Sudeikis and Wilde started dating in 2011, and a year later, he proposed to her. They broke up in November 2020, and the amicable ex-couple have two children, Daisy, who will turn five this month, and Otis, who is seven.
The reminiscence began when DeGeneres mentioned that after production on Ted Lasso, Sudeikis allowed Daisy to take off the moustache he grew for his character.
“Just so she knew it was me. I paid her,” he joked about Daisy. “… It was one of those clippers.”
The actor felt comfortable allowing his son to do the job because he’d previously allowed Wilde and DeGeneres to cut his hair during a 2019 episode of the daytime talk show.
“You and Olivia cut my hair one of the last times I was here,” he remembered. “Then Daisy shaved my mustache. I don’t care. I’m going to have Otis wax my chest. That’ll be the hardest gig of all. It’s a jungle down there.”
DeGeneres called out Olivia Wilde to persuade Jason Sudeikis that his hair was getting too long during the episode in question.
“It’s long. It’s the same as my hair. There’s only room for one of these in our house,” Wilde told Sudeikis before escorting him to a barber chair to have his hair cut.
Jason Sudeikis was linked to his Ted Lasso co-star Keeley Hazell after he and Olivia Wilde parted up, while she is now seeing musician Harry Styles.
The actor’s remarks about Wilde, with whom he was engaged for seven years, comes just a few months after he revealed their breakup in a GQ cover story.
“I’ll have a better understanding of why in a year,” Sudeikis said of the separation. “And an even better one in two, and an even greater one in five.”
“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 actor says.
That’s not to say he blames himself or Wilde, 37. Sudeikis, on the other hand, sees it as a lesson in life.
He told GQ, “That’s an experience that you either learn from or make excuses about. 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.”