Olivia Wilde Was Served Custody Papers On Stage and Twitter Has Feelings About It

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Olivia Wilde was trending the other day after teasing her highly anticipated film “Don’t Worry Darling” and premiering her trailer of the film at CinemaCon. But, unfortunately, people are discussing her again after she was served custody papers from Jason Sudeikis. The pair have two children and were engaged but split before they married. Wilde was on stage as a person came from the front rows to give her a manila folder, which Wilde confirmed was for her. And although she opened the folder to look at the contents, she did not seem rattled and handled the awkward situation with ease. The folder was said to be “personal and confidential” and Wilde continued to address her film to the audience.

And although Wilde was praised for handling the situation gracefully, many found it odd that someone was able to split in. At the film convention, you need to purchase a badge in order to get in, so many believed this to point to a security issue. And, many just found it downright outrageous that they would choose then to serve legal papers. Now, the convention is saying that they are reevaluating its security measures. Some, however, thought that the encounter was humorous and thought that Wilde was perhaps avoiding the court to be served. Overall, the reactions were definitely mixed.

Although Sudeikis says he did not know that she would be served on stage, many assumed this was a stunt pulled on purpose as an act of revenge. Wilde is now dating Harry Styles, who is playing in her film, so some assumed this was an act to humiliate Wilde. Some, however, believed that Sudeikis did not have the knowledge, especially since a petty act of revenge would not look great in a custody battle.


Reactions were mixed, with some even disappointed there was no video of the encounter and saying that it was an “iconic” moment, while others believed it was inappropriate from the person who delivered the papers.

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