Jason Sudeikis and Jason Bateman reunited for an evening of courtside basketball with two special guests: Sudeikis’ son Otis and Bateman’s daughter Maple.
The two actors enjoyed the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets game on Monday while in the company of their kids — a rare occasion for Sudeikis, who usually opts to keep his two kids with ex-fiance Olivia Wilde out of the public eye. The Horrible Bosses co-stars looked casual and happy to be taking in the action with their pre-teens, and take in the action they sure did during the incredibly tight game that saw the Nuggets win by two points.
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Sudeikis’ 9-year-old stuck close to his side during the exciting event, and Bateman’s 11-year-old looked relaxed and happy in her seat beside her dad. While the Ozark actor doesn’t make a lot of public appearances with his two daughters either, he and Maple did previously enjoy a Lakers game in March when they watched the L.A. team win against the Oklahoma City Thunder and in April when they cheered the Lakers on to victory against the Memphis Grizzlies. Basketball seems to be an activity the pair enjoys together, with the Lakers appearing to be their team.
Sudeikis and Bateman surely scored major points with their kids for the courtside seats and exhilarating outing, and they both looked the part of the cool and casual dad while watching the game unfold. Sudeikis looked laid-back in a pair of navy chinos, a trendy beige graphic hoodie, Nike Air Max sneakers, and his signature newsboy hat. Bateman appeared equally leisurely in black-washed denim, a light t-shirt, a gray chambray shirt, black Vans, and a trucker-style Lakers hat.
Jason Sudeikis’ Two Kids
In addition to Otis, Sudeikis also shares 6-year-old daughter Daisy with Wilde. The Ted Lasso actor sweetly credited his kids as the reason for his Emmy award-winning performance on the show, telling Entertainment Tonight, “I don’t think I ever could have portrayed a parent, me personally, effectively in a way that I would have believed until becoming one.”
He added, “I don’t think I’m a good enough actor to do that kind of make-believe without having that kind of love that enters your life when you have kids.”
Jason Bateman’s Two Daughters
Like his name-sharing funny friend, Jason Bateman also has two kids. The Arrested Development actor and his wife, Amanda Anka, share 16-year-old Francesca in addition to Maple.
In 2013, he sweetly told Redbook, “Being a father of two is everything I wanted. I’m a big fan of marriage and being a dad. And my wife, Amanda, makes those things easy,” he added. “She spoils me; she makes the husband part simple.”
A Family Man
During his 2019 acceptance speech for his SAG Award win for outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series (Ozark), Bateman made it clear just how much his family means to him.
“I would like to say specifically though to my wife, my two daughters ― Amanda, Franny and Maple ― without you, none of it would be enjoyable and it probably wouldn’t be possible,” he effused.
“I love you more than I even tell you I do, and I’ll be home for kisses so don’t go to bed,” he said to his daughters before funnily adding, “Amanda, pop a mint, I’m going to come give you yours in about five minutes.” Now that’s how you keep the spark alive in a 22-year marriage!
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