Olivia Wilde defeats Jason Sudeikis in the custody dispute

In the custody dispute over their two children with ex-husband Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde has won a minor victory, and it all has to do with geography.

A zoom hearing with Olivia, Jason, their respective attorneys, and judges in New York (where Jason resides) and Los Angeles (where Olivia resides) took place in July, according to court documents acquired by TMZ on August 10.

The former couple, who dated for almost ten years until divorcing in November 2020, is engaged in a custody dispute over their two children, Otis, 8, and Daisy, 5.

According to the site, both of the justices present at the hearing concurred that California, not New York, should be considered the children's home.

Page Six was able to get court records that show that Jason's initial case in New York has now been dropped.

The publication pointed out that although the courts' ruling effectively dismisses the case, it only forces the custody dispute to be heard in Los Angeles County going forward.

Olivia criticised her ex in the court documents she filed for the "aggressive" approach she claimed was taken when she was served with custody papers in April.

The Booksmart director received word of the minor victory just hours after Olivia formally moved to deny Jason's request for custody, according to the Daily Mail, which quoted court records on August 10.

Olivia, who is in a relationship with her Don't Worry, Darling co-star Harry Styles, claimed in her court statement that Jason's actions were "obviously meant to frighten me and catch me off guard."