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Jason Suidekis Thanked Ex Olivia Wilde In Ted Lasso Acceptance Speech (And Yes He Was Wearing Another Fun Hoodie)

Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) smiles in Ted Lasso

Saturday Night Live alum and comedy veteran Jason Sudeikis has been in the game for a while now. But more recently, the actor has been making waves for playing the titular character in Ted Lasso. The acclaimed comedy has been picking up its fair share of honors during awards season and, just last night, it swept at the 2021 Critics’ Choice Awards, winning in all three of its nominated categories. Sudeikis was humbled by the honors and, in accepting one award, he gave a sweet shout-out to ex Olivia Willde… and, yes, he was wearing another hoodie.

While accepting the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy Series, Jason Sudeikis thanked his two kids before thanking their mother, Olivia Wilde. He also sweetly recalled how she suggested he do a Ted Lasso TV show:

I want to thank my kids, Otis and Daisy. I want to thank their mom, Olivia, who had the initial idea to do this as a TV show. It was like, 'You and Brendan [Hunt] and Joe [Kelly] like doing that so much, you should do it as a movie or TV show.' I was like, ‘Nah.’ She was right.

The nod was definitely a sweet moment for what was already a sentimental and humorous speech. And following Jason Sudeikis’ Ted Lasso wins, Wilde took to social media to share her congratulations with an A+ tweet:

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When it comes to Jason Sudeikis’ hoodie, I think Olivia Wilde just said what most celebrities are thinking. It’s hard for anyone to deny just how comfortable Sudeikis’ awards show attire looks. The actor previously wore one when accepting his win at the Golden Globes a few weeks ago and later revealed it was branded merchandise from his sister’s New York-based dance studio. So while it was a stark change for an awards show, there was a bit of sentiment behind his decision.

But Jason Sudeikis’ wardrobe aside, it was nice to see the actor thank his ex-partner for her role in the development of Ted Lasso. Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde split up last year after being together for nine years. All in all, the split seems to have been amicable, and the two are reportedly working together to co-parent their kids. Now, their recent exchange is only further evidence that the two still have plenty of respect for each other as artists and as people.

At present, both Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde have been quite busy, with Sudeikis working on Ted Lasso Season 2 and Wilde directing Don’t Worry Darling and an upcoming Marvel movie. One can assume that as time goes on, the former couple will continue to support each other in their endeavors. And one or both of them may or may not be wearing a hoodie when they do so.

Erik Swann

Covering superheroes, sci-fi, comedy, and almost anything else in film and TV. I eat more pizza than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.