When Olivia Wilde announced that her new baby had been born on the #InternationalDayOfTheGirl, we knew this was going to be one fabulously fierce gal. But it turns out that there’s another reason the newborn is a total queen. Though she was welcomed into the world on one heck of an epic day, little Daisy Josephine Sudeikis almost came into the world a few days earlier… at a Beyoncé concert!
“We came really close,” Olivia’s partner, Jason Sudeikis told Harry Connick Jr. on a recent Harry appearance. “Daisy was born on Tuesday, but on Friday night, [Olivia] and I were going out — date night.” First, that’s totally adorable that these two busy professionals and parents are still sure to have their date night.
He continued, “This is how confident of a lady Olivia is: She’s like, ‘Date night, we’re going to go see Beyoncé.’ So, we were in line to get in the Lincoln Tunnel and there was an accident in there. Everything was gummed up, so it was going to take us like an hour to get through the tunnel, and we would have been a half hour late to the concert, which would have been a bummer because we would miss all the choreography and fireworks.” Bummer indeed.
That’s why the duo decided to ditch their plans. That’s also when Olivia started having contractions. Whoa!
“I don’t know if it was the pressure, if it was the traffic, or the fact that we were going to be late,” Jason explained. “It was just bad in the back seat of the car. We U-turned and got it out of there. We figured it would be a bad scene to have the baby in a tunnel — and a little redundant!” Lol!
They quickly made their way to the hospital, but instead of heading inside, they went for a walk around the neighborhood and the contractions eased up. Jason reasons, “Daisy calmed down. I think she was just fired up. Just sitting there doing the [‘Single Ladies’] dance, like, ‘I know where I’m going!’”
So cute! Sorry you missed the concert, Olivia, Jason AND Daisy! With a story as sweet as this, we’re sure Beyoncé will make sure her newest fan gets to enjoy a show sooner or later.
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(h/t E!; photos via Matt Winkelmeyer, Theo Wargo/Getty)