Is Jason Sudeikis’ Child Support Agreement the Secret Reason for His Ex-Wife Kay Cannon’s Insane Net Worth?
Known for his comedic roles, Jason Sudeikis has had an impressive career. But was his love life that successful? His most famous and well-known relationship was with Olivia Wilde (the former couple were first linked in 2011 and split in 2020), but he has only been married once, to his ex-wife Kay Cannon.
While you may not know who she is, she’s an accomplished woman who has worked steadily in Hollywood (albeit mostly behind the scenes) and has made an impressive fortune. How much of that came from her child support agreement? The answer to this is satisfactory …
Who is Jason Sudeikis’ ex-wife Kay Cannon?
Jason Sudeikis had an interesting dating history with some of his previous relationships including January Jones, Keeley Hazell and Olivia Wilde (which caused a media frenzy when people felt she left her relationship to be with Harry Styles) .
However, he has only been married once, and that was to Kay Cannon. She also works in the entertainment industry and has been responsible for making some of your favorite films come true.
Their relationship would end in divorce, but that didn’t stop either of them from believing in love. According to HuffPost, ahead of his film Hall Pass, Sudeikis told Reuters that he still believes in marriage. “I believe in marriage after I’ve been married [to 30 Rock writer/producer Kay Cannon]. We were together for nine years, married for four, and then separated in 2008. The divorce was finalized during the making of this movie,” he said.
Why did Jason Sudeikis and Kay Cannon divorce?
Kay Cannon and Jason Sudeikis reportedly met in the ’90s and married in 2004 after several years of dating. At the time of their meeting, Sudeikis were improvising in New York, reports People Magazine. During their relationship, he became a huge star thanks to Saturday Night Live. It’s possible that working on the show and the distance it brings played a part in why he and Cannon split (which they did in 2008 and their divorce was finalized two years later).
In an interview with GQ, Jason Sudeikis spoke about this period in his life and how his career was taking off. He started out as a writer on Saturday Night Live but was apparently unhappy after a few seasons because his wife still lived in Las Vegas. He then asked to be a cast member, to which Lorne Michaels had an interesting response.
“He had the best line. I say, ‘I had to give up two things I love most to take this writing job: performing and living with my wife.’ And on a dime, he just said, ‘Well, if you had to choose one…’” Sudeikis recalled. This isn’t a clear indication that he chose his career over his wife, but whatever happened between the former couple, People magazine notes that they were on good terms. This was confirmed when Cannon shared her support for Sudeikis’ Golden Globe win.
It wouldn’t be the only time Jason Sudeikis’ career has potentially destroyed his personal relationships, either, because distance can be incredibly challenging. In a 2011 interview with Allure, January Jones, who he dated for about a year before they split in 2011, opened up about what went wrong.
Of their split, Jones said, “The long distance kind of let us down.” She added, “When you’re dating someone else in the industry, someone has to make the sacrifices. And if no one is willing, you just have to be friends.”
What is Kay Cannon Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jason Sudeikis is worth an estimated $20 million. By comparison, the publication notes that Kay Cannon is worth $10 million. It would be unfair to say her wealth came from her ex-husband and we cannot reduce her achievements to a possible child support arrangement.
Speaking of which, there’s no information on whether she received any financial support from Sudeikis after their split (and you probably won’t find out since both parties are exceptionally private and haven’t spoken much about their past).
Interestingly, another of Jason Sudeikis’ exes, Olivia Wilde, has very publicly claimed that he doesn’t pay her. This is not alimony, but child support, which Wilde did not receive for her two children.
In a court filing (via Us Weekly), she reportedly claimed, “Jason is not currently paying me child support, despite my request through an attorney that we agree on an interim support amount to avoid further litigation on the matter.”
Additionally, Kay has a successful career, most notably as a writer and producer on the hit television series 30 Rock.
According to IMDB, Cannon has also worked as a producer on Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2 and Pitch Perfect 3. She wrote and directed the 2021 film Cinderella (starring Camila Cabello, Billy Porter and Nicholas Galitzine). If you’re not impressed enough, Cannon has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards. So don’t underestimate who this woman is or reduce her to just being someone else’s ex-wife because she is much, much more.
Kay Cannon found her happiness again and married her second husband, Eben Russell. The couple married in 2012 and appear to be very happy together (and still going strong after 14 years together and over a decade of marriage).
Her Instagram page gives you a glimpse into her life and shows you more about who Cannon is as a person. The couple not only found their life partner, but also a daughter together, Evelyn Rose Russell.