Jason Sudeikis has been silent about his split from Olivia Wilde since reports first broke last year. But in a new interview with GQ, he opens up about the situation. “I’ll have a better understanding of why in a year,” he says about his breakup from the Booksmart director, adding, “and an even better one in two, and an even greater one in five, and it’ll go from being, you know, a book of my life to becoming a chapter to a paragraph to a line to a word to a doodle.”
Sudeikis continues, “That’s an experience that you either learn from or make excuses about. You take some responsibility for it, hold yourself accountable for what you do, but then also endeavor to learn something beyond the obvious from it.”
Jason Sudeikis met Olivia Wilde at a Saturday Night Live after-party in 2011 and later confirmed their engagement in 2013. They never married, however, and decided to live instead as partners.
In his GQ interview, Sudeikis talks about hitting a “rock bottom.” “I think it was really neat,” he says. “I think if you have the opportunity to hit a rock bottom, however you define that, you can become 412 bones or you can land like an Avenger. I personally have chosen to land like an Avenger. It doesn’t mean when you blast back up you’re not going to run into a bunch of shit and have to, you know, fight things to get back to the heights that you were at, but I’d take that over 412 bones anytime.”
He adds, “But there is power in creating 412 bones! Because we all know that a bone, up to a certain age, when it heals, it heals stronger. So, I mean, it’s not to knock anybody that doesn’t land like an Avenger. Because there’s strength in that too.”
Originally Appeared on Glamour