But the past year wasn’t all bad for Sudeikis. In August 2020, his show, Ted Lasso, premiered on Apple TV+. Sudeikis would go on to win a Golden Globe for his performance, accepting the honor at the virtual ceremony in a tie-dye hoodie made by his sister’s clothing company. Although, he made it clear to GQ he was “neither high nor heartbroken” while donning the attire. He just didn’t want to wear the Tom Ford suit he had initially planned on sporting.
In the series, Sudeikis’ character also experiences heartache, with Ted’s marriage ultimately ending in divorce.
“And yet one has nothing to do with the other,” Sudeikis said about the similarities in the show, which had already been written and aired by the time news of his split from Wilde broke. “That’s the crazy thing. Everything that happened in season one was based on everything that happened prior to season one. Like, a lot of it three years prior. You know what I mean? The story’s bigger than that, I hope. And anything I’ve gone through, other people have gone through. That’s one of the nice things, right? So it’s humbling in that way.”
In fact, Sudeikis said it was Wilde who encouraged him to take on the role during a dinner in 2015.