Olivia Wilde has formally requested that Jason Sudeikis start paying child support for their two children. The Don’t Worry Darling director claims she “has borne the lion’s share of the expenses for their children” even though “he earns significantly more than” her.
According to legal documents, Wilde, 39, requested that a Los Angeles judge order the Ted Lasso star to pay child support “retroactive” to the date in which she first filed the case. Per The Blast, she claims to have more than $107,000 in monthly expenses, which includes almost $60,000 in “rent/mortgage” and $4,000 in “laundry and cleaning.”
Wilde admits that she and Sudeikis, 47, split their kids’ school tuition, but she’s the one “bearing 100% of the costs of the children’s care” when they’re with her. This includes “their food, clothing, childcare, extracurricular activities and transportation costs.”
A source close to Sudeikis told ET, “Jason shared costs equally and fairly throughout his relationship, including everything related to the children. Jason took it upon himself to initiate the proceedings in the first place to ensure that the kids would be properly cared for by both parents based on the court deciding what is fair financially going forward.”
According to the court documents, Wilde told the court she makes $40,000 a month in salary, $60,000 from “Wilde Company income” and “rental property income.” She also told the court she has $645,187 in bank accounts and over $10 million in other assets. Despite those funds, the actress claimed to the court that Sudeikis “earns significantly more than Olivia.”
Despite her requests, Sudeikis “is not currently paying child support,” so Wilde wants the court to “agree upon an interim support amount to avoid further litigation in this matter.” Wilde and Sudeikis share two children: son Otis, 8, and daughter Daisy, 6.
The actress also wants Sudeikis to cover her legal bills, which comes to $500,000. She told the court, “I am also asking that Jason make a contribution to my attorney and accountant fees and costs, not only due to him being in a significantly superior position than me financially, but because the vast majority of the fees I have incurred have been due to Jason and his counsel’s egregious, unnecessary, and aggressive conduct.”