Jason Sudeikis (Jason McDonald/Elle)
"It was 100 percent for real," he insists.
More than a decade and a half later, his new crush is the woman he plans to spend the rest of his life with: the 29-year-old Wilde. Sudeikis knows that public perception is that the "Tron" hottie is out of his league, and while he claims in the interview that it doesn't bother him … well, it kind of sounds like it does. "I don't get upset about it," the 37-year-old says, but then admits: "I might have a moment of gangster flare-up. It's more like, You don't know me!"
Catty comments or not, the "Saturday Night Live" castmember is having the last laugh. :I mean, what better story than meeting the girl of your dreams, sweeping her off her feet, and then being strong enough to carry her out? That's my story."
And there's another benefit Sudeikis has reaped thanks to new love: Weight loss.
Sudeikis with fiancee Olivia Wilde (Getty Images)
"I think it's all a manifestation of being happy and wanting to treat myself well. The truth is, I'm not getting up an hour earlier and walking on a treadmill," he explains. "I have the greatest workout partner in the world. And you don’t need a gym membership for that kind of workout."
When asked in the interview why he and his workout partner haven't set a wedding date, he responds with: "Who's to say we haven't?" But it doesn't sound like the couple, who got engaged in January after dating a little over a year, are rushing into the actual walk down the aisle. Both have been married before. He for six years to actress and "30 Rock" writer Kay Cannon and she to filmmaker and member of Italian royalty Tao Ruspoli.
"Maybe next spring. We have jobs lined up. Our friends work in the business. We have to find a perfect venue. It starts there," Sudeikis shares. "The where is first, then the when and the who. The why and what we have on lockdown."
The August issue of Elle hits newsstands on Tuesday, July 23.
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