The actor decided to play the long game.
Credit: Pascal Le Segretain

Jason Sudeikis isn't afraid to admit his fiancée, actress Olivia Wilde, is out of his league. But that didn't stop the actor from settling in for the long haul shortly after he met the then-taken Wilde at a finale party for SNL. "We hit it off that night," Sudeikis said on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this week-although he also acknowledged that he'd heard Wilde was dating someone else and romance wasn't an option at the time.

"I didn't make any moves," he says of his strategy to ultimately win her over, which included mutual friends who gave him updates on Wilde's dating situation. "I was just very, very busy with other things. And next thing you know, I stopped being busy, she stopped dating someone, and then it was off to the races." So how did it really happen? "We sort of reintroduced ourselves," the actor said. "The universe had more in store for us in the fall."

Ironically, although Sudeikis thought keeping his distance was the way to go, Wilde has a different take on the situation. "I met Jason, and I thought he was so charming…but he didn't even get my number," the actress told Allure in 2013. "Over the next six months we kept running into each other. [One night], my best guy friend walked up to him and said, 'This is Olivia's number. Use it.' That was the beginning."

It seems like Sudeikis finally put that phone number to use! The pair, now parents of two, began dating in late 2011 and got engaged in 2013. While they don't appear to have a wedding date set yet, we're pretty sure their little ones will be the perfect ring bearer and flower girl when the big day does roll around!


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