Olivia Wilde On Fiancé Jason Sudeikis: “We’re Going To Be Together Forever”
Olivia Wilde says divorcing husband Tao Ruspoli led to her relationship with Jason Sudeikis, whom she calls the “great love of my life” in Marie Claire. “I had grown up with Tao; we had just drifted,” Wilde says in the April issue, explaining that the breakdown of their marriage made her feel like she “had something to prove.”
“If you fall off a horse, you get back up. I am not a quitter. I hung on for as long as possible, until it was more hurtful to stay,” explains the actress, adding, “I’m so grateful for the pain and the heartbreak. It gave me the courage to leave and brought me the great love of my life.”
Wilde reveals she first met Sudeikis in 2011, when she “was just learning to be by myself.” She recalls, “We were both seeing people but were single. He seemed to really see me, see through the bullsh*t. He said very few words and couldn’t keep eye contact. He was so handsome and he could dance.”
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone star shares that they didn’t have their first date until six months later, with Wilde believing she didn’t stand a chance. “I thought, ‘He won’t be interested in me; I’m not a contender.’ He was so cool, so funny – I was such a fan of his and had always fancied his speed and his intelligence,” says Wilde. “He’s a brilliant actor with a brain like lightening. I thought ‘I’m not beautiful enough or his type.’ I couldn’t wait to sit down and hear him talk.”
But the two hit it off, and Wilde says she fell “madly in love.” Now engaged, she “can’t wait for childlren” with Sudeikis — one day. “I’m open-minded about how many, but three, which I love, is like a little party. I am not trying to have kids now – there’s no strict plan for anything in my life. What happens, happens,” says the actress. Wilde adds that Sudeikis is “so good with kids… I’ve never before experienced looking at someone and thinking, That’s who I want to raise a child with.”
But will marriage come first? “I don’t know when we’re going to get married, but it doesn’t matter because we’re going to be together forever,” Wilde tells the mag.
The full interview hits newsstands on March 19.