Olivia Wilde was served with child custody papers from ex-partner Jason Sudeikis in the middle of her presentation at CinemaCon.
Per The Independent, the actress and director was presenting the trailer for her forthcoming drama Don’t Worry Darling (starring boyfriend Harry Styles and Florence Pugh) at the Las Vegas convention on Tuesday (April 26) when she was interrupted by a stranger.
An unidentified woman approached the stage to hand Wilde, 38, a manila envelope. “This is for me?” Wilde asked the woman, before opening the envelope, which was labeled “Personal and Confidential.” While onlookers initially believed the envelope to contain a movie script, it was later reported that the contents were child custody papers from Wilde’s ex of nine years, Sudeikis, 46.
The Ted Lasso star and creator was reportedly unaware that Wilde would be served with the papers at the event, with a source saying that we would “never condone” delivering the legal documents in such an “inappropriate manner.”
“Papers were drawn up to establish jurisdiction relating to the children of Ms. Wilde and Mr. Sudeikis,” the source said. “Mr. Sudeikis had no prior knowledge of the time or place that the envelope would have been delivered as this would solely be up to the process service company involved and he would never condone her being served in such an inappropriate manner.”
Wilde and Sudeikis share two children, Otis, seven, and Daisy, four. In the wake of the incident, organizers of CinemaCon have said they will “reevaluate [the event’s] security measures.”
See what Twitter had to say below of Wilde getting served papers.