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Jason Sudeikis's Two Kids Are Just Adorable

Otis and Daisy have such a proud papa.

by Casey Suglia and Jamie Kenney
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Jason Sudeikis may play a folksy, optimistic father figure as the new coach of AFC Richmond on the hit Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso, but the actor is also a proud dad in real life. Sudeikis shares two adorable children with his ex, Olivia Wilde, and has gushed about them on a number of occasions. Indeed, Sudeikis has been open about fatherhood and co-parenting with Wilde. Here’s a look at his family life off-screen.

Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde split in 2020.

The pair had been together for nine years and engaged for seven. “The split happened at the beginning of the year,” a source close to the couple told People at the time. “It’s been amicable and they’ve transitioned into a great co-parenting routine. The children are the priority and heart of the relationship.”

In an interview with GQ in 2020, Sudeikis said that he will gain a better perspective on their split as the years go by. “I’ll have a better understanding of why in a year,” he said at the time. “And an even better one in two, and even a 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.”

Unfortunately, their co-parenting relationship has been somewhat rocky — and widely publicized.

In April 2022, Sudeikis’s legal team served Wilde with custody docs while she was speaking at CinemaCon. While some speculated the move was petty on his part, he denies that he directed the papers be served in such a public way.

Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde split in 2020.JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images

“Papers were drawn up to establish jurisdiction relating to the children of Ms. Wilde and Mr. Sudeikis,” a source told Us Weekly after the incident, noting that Sudeikis didn’t know — and had no say in — when the documents would be delivered. The source continued, “He would never condone her being served in such an inappropriate manner.” (Wilde, for her part, described the move as “vicious” telling Vanity Fair that “Unfortunately, I wasn’t shocked. Unfortunately, that was consistent with my experience of the relationship.”)

Sudeikis dated fellow Ted Lasso star Keeley Hazell for nearly a year before breaking up in the spring of 2022.

His son Otis was born in 2013.

Sudeikis and Wilde welcomed their son, Otis Alexander, on April 20, 2013.

Jason Sudeikis has a 7-year-old son named Otis.James Devaney/GC Images/Getty Images

The actor has described his son as a little boy who is “looking for danger” at all times while both he and Wilde are just trying to keep him alive. And there’s no pressure on Sudeikis, or anything. “My joke, when we had Otis was, at least, having a boy, I have a better understanding of how I’m going to screw him up,” he told People in 2017.

More than anything, Sudeikis loves being a dad to his little boy. “He calls me Dada,” he told People more than a year after Otis’ birth. “I never thought it was going to happen and that it would be so intoxicating when it did.”

His daughter Daisy was born three years later in 2016.

Sudeikis and Wilde welcomed their daughter, Daisy Josephine Sudeikis, into the world in October 2016.

Jason Sudeikis is the dad to a daughter named Daisy.Presley Ann/WireImage/Getty Images

The proud father has proclaimed that his daughter has “great role models” in Wilde, her sisters, his sisters, and their mothers. While Daisy might have a lot of great people in her life to serve as role models, Wilde once called her daughter Sudeikis’ “twin,” which means she might be taking after her dad, too, especially since Wilde has described her as “strong, smart, funnnny, kind, and curious.”

Whether he’s playing a dad on screen or off, it’s clear that Sudeikis is one proud papa.

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