After months of dating speculation, Jason Sudeikis and his Ted Lasso costar Keeley Hazell have finally stepped out as a couple — and a source tells OK! the funnyman’s rebound romance could turn into the real thing.
Sudeikis, 45, had been “crushing” on the British actress, 34, ever since the two met on set of 2014’s Horrible Bosses 2.
“Obviously, he didn’t make a move because he was already engaged to Olivia Wilde,” explains the source.
News broke that the actor had split from the 37-year-old after nine years together in November 2020. The former flames — who became engaged in 2012, but never married — share son Otis, 7, and daughter Daisy, 4.
At the time, a source told OK! that Sudeikis was "in a world of pain" and still loved his ex "deeply" despite the fact that the two were going their seperate ways. In fact, the insider noted that the We're The Millers actor was hoping to "win" Wilde back at some point down the line.
However, once the former House actress stepped out with Harry Styles — who she began dating after meeting on set of Don't Worry Darling — Sudeikis realized it was time to move on. “Keeley was the first person Jason called,” the source notes.
The duo sparked dating rumors back in February, but, the source says, “They wanted to keep it private at first."
Though things were initially "casual" between the pair, eventually, "they really hit it off and realized they have so much in common, including a similar sense of humor."
The SNL alum — who was photographed on June 27 cozying up to Hazell while strolling around Manhattan — “is a low-key guy, and the fact that he brought her to New York and introduced her to his friends shows just how serious he is,” the source adds. "Jason must be head over heels!”