It was a Rock Chalk evening for actress Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis, who were recently captured on camera sitting together at a University of Kansas men's basketball game in his home state and cheering on the Jayhawks, the "Saturday Night Live" actor's favorite team.
The two sparked romance rumors earlier this month. Us Weekly reported that Sudeikis brought Wilde to an "SNL" afterparty in New York City on December 4. Their representatives had no immediate comment about the nature of the relationship between the actors.
Wilde, 27, and Sudeikis, 36, attended KU's game against Howard University on Thursday, December 29 in Lawrence, Kansas. In a photo posted on the University of Kansas Athletics Twitter and Facebook pages, the actress sports a KU winter cap with a pom-pom and smiles while sitting alongside the actor, who is a longtime Jayhawks fan.
"They were acknowledged by the PA announcer and got a rousing ovation (plus, closeup on the Big Screen)," Leo Hawkins, who attended the event, wrote on the University of Kansas Athletics Facebook page. "They looked happy and both looked like they enjoyed the game."
Sudeikis grew up near Kansas City and his parents live in the area. He attended Fort Scott Community College on a basketball scholarship and moved to New York City in 2003 to work full time on "SNL."
Wilde, an East Coast native known for her roles on the show "House M.D." and the movie "TRON: Legacy," finalized her divorce from Italian prince Tao Ruspoli in late September. They two were married for eight years.
Sudeikis was married to "30 Rock" writer and producer Kay Cannon for four years before they separated in 2008. They finalized their divorce in 2010. He then dated "Mad Men" actor January Jones until about January of this year.