The We're the Millers star publicly opened up about the co-parents' split after parting ways last year, sharing that he hopes time will help him make more sense of their breakup in the future.
“I’ll have a better understanding of why in a year,” Sudeikis candidly said, "and an even better one in two, and an even 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."
The 45-year-old and Wilde, 37, confirmed their split in November 2020 after seven years together. The duo first linked in November 2011 and got engaged in January 2013, later welcoming two kids together: 7-year-old Otis and 4-year-old Daisy.
Just two months after calling things off, Wilde was spotted with Harry Styles, and the duo appear to still be going strong. The new flames met on the set of their upcoming psychological thriller, Don’t Worry Darling, in January and were most recently spotted packing on the PDA during their Italian getaway.
After Sudeikis watched his split from Wilde play out in the press and his baby mama's new relationship with Styles cause a media frenzy, he confessed that he's just trying to learn from everything that's happened.
"That's an experience that you either learn from or make excuses about," the Horrible Bosses star said in GQ's August issue. "You take some responsibility for it, hold yourself accountable for what you do, but then also endeavor to learn something beyond the obvious from it."
While both exes were trying to move on, fans were concerned about Sudeikis' wellbeing after he appeared at the Golden Globes' virtual ceremony wearing a tie-dye hoodie. Viewers questioned whether Sudeikis had taken something at the time because he was stuttering and rambling during his acceptance speech after winning best actor for his comedy, Ted Lasso.
Viewers and fans assumed the actor was still heartbroken over his split because the award ceremony came only a month after Wilde and Styles — who have a ten-year age gap — were first linked. While speaking to the outlet, Sudeikis clarified that he was "neither high nor heartbroken."
The father-of-two further explained: "I wore that hoodie because I didn’t wanna f**king wear the f**king top half of a Tom Ford suit. I love Tom Ford suits, but it felt weird as sh*t."
Sudeikis' success from Ted Lasso can be credited to Wilde, as he explained she helped develop the concept while they were at dinner together back in 2015. The AppleTV+ series is about an American football coach who leaves his wife and children behind to move to England and become a soccer coach, although he basically has no experience with the sport.
While he tries to find success with his new team, his marriage begins to crumble right before his eyes. The interviewer noted that it was interesting how Sudeikis ended up in a similar situation as his character, pointing out that it is more common for "artists to put a lot of their lives into their art." However, it seems Sudeikis' art became the reality of his life.
Sudeikis pondered the observation, replying: "I wonder if that's true," before admitting that the former couple's collaboration of the storyline could've been foreshadowing their own fate. "I mean, isn't that just a little bit of what Oprah [Winfrey] was telling us for years and years? You know, manifestation? Power of thought? That's The Secret in reverse, you know?"
Sudeikis then acknowledged that he went through a troubling year; however, he managed to find the positive in his experiences. "I think if you have the opportunity to hit a rock bottom, however you define that, you can become 412 bones or you can land like an Avenger," he said. "I personally have chosen to land like an Avenger."
When asked if it was "easier said than done" to land like an Avenger, Sudeikis admitted: "I don't know. It's just how I landed."
Sudeikis concluded that no matter how a person settles after hitting rock bottom, it'll be a challenge to rise up again. "It doesn't mean when you blast back up you're not going to run into a bunch of sh*t and have to fight things to get back to the heights that you were at," he honestly said, "but I'd take that over 412 bones anytime."
It seems Sudeikis healed his heartbreak just enough to find a new flame, as he's reportedly moved on with Ted Lasso co-star Keeley Hazell. The two were photographed together in June, with OK! exclusively learning that Sudeikis is "head over heels" for his new love.