Olivia Wilde’s dog controversy following former Nanny’s allegations finally explained

PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 04: Olivia Wilde attends Variety's Creative Impact Awards and 10 Directors to Watch Brunch during the 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 4, 2019 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival)

What became of Gordon, Olivia Wilde’s dog, in the aftermath of their former nanny’s press leak?

Olivia Wilde and her ex-husband Jason Sudeikis have been the subject of heated debate since their divorce in 2020. However, the plot thickens as the former nanny of their two children, Erika Genaro, reportedly leaked some controversial allegations against the former couple during their divorce.

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail UK, the former nanny claims that Olivia Wilde asked her to give away their dog, a Golden Retriever named Gordon, to make more time for her new boyfriend, Harry Styles, following her divorce from Jason Sudeikis.

The former nanny alleged:

“After [Wilde] left [at the start of November 2020], she came for a visit and said, “we have to find Gordon a new home”, nonchalantly. Jason doesn’t really care for animals and wanted him out of their home asap. Jason said Olivia only had the dog for appearances anyway. She rarely cared for Gordon or Paco, the dog she had before. It was myself and others who cared for the dogs.”

A recent Instagram post from Maedae Rescue, where Gordon was originally adopted, clarifies what happened to Olivia Wilde’s Golden retriever.

Gordon was rehomed to Olivia’s dog walker, who had formed a bond with the Golden Retriever, according to the Los Angeles-based dog rescue organization, after Wilde consulted Maedae Rescue about the decision.

They explained in the post:

“Gordy was adopted to @oliviawilde at 2 months old and after giving him much love and training and travel adventures, she realized that Gordy didn’t love the travel life and wasn’t happy around toddlers. Gordy had formed a very strong bond with his dog walker and in Gordy’s best interest and after much thought and consideration, he was rehomed to his Brooklyn dog walker.”

Furthermore, the dog rescue organization referred to Wilde as a “huge animal rescue advocate” and thanked her for being a “responsible pet owner,” as they did not want their fellow Maedae adopter to be portrayed negatively by her decision.