Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis welcomed their second child, a girl named Daisy, last week. Though their little one was delivered in an Upper East Side hospital, things almost didn’t turn out that way.
During an appearance on Harry Connick Jr.’s talk show Friday, Sudeikis revealed that the two were in a car on their way to a Beyoncé concert when Daisy figured she wanted to make an appearance.
“We were in line to get in the Lincoln Tunnel and there was an accident in there,” the actor said. “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.”
Another kind of fireworks started when Wilde began to have contractions and the two high-tailed it out of the tunnel.
“I don’t know if it was the pressure, if it was the traffic, or the fact that we were going to be late. It was just bad in the back seat of the car,” Sudeikis said. “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!”
The two later made their way to the hospital, but by then the contractions had lessoned. Daisy was born just a few days later, joining her 2-year-old brother, Otis.
Wilde announced her daughter’s arrival in an adorable Instagram, writing “There goes the neighborhood. Daisy Josephine Sudeikis. Born, like a boss, on#internationaldayofthegirl. ❤️.”
She’s bound to be a Bey fan.