- Keeley Hazell rose to fame by being a sexy Page 3 girl in the early 2000s
- She has since branched out into acting and recently made headlines for dating Jason Sudeikis
- Keeley turned heads when she seemingly shaded Jason’s ex, Olivia Wilde
Keeley Hazell‘s burst onto the modeling scene in the early 2000s and was seen all over British newstands in the years that followed. However, her name has most recently been circulated due to her ties to Ted Lasso actor Jason Sudeikis, 47. The duo have known each other since at least 2014 and began dating in 2021 following Jason’s split from actress and director Olivia Wilde, 38, at the beginning of 2020. Keeley, 38, was one of the people whom Jason “turned towards,” a report from The Sun claimed on Feb. 28, 2021. Later in the year, their romance was confirmed when they were caught sharing a romantic kiss in Cabo.
They broke up by mid-2022, according to The Sun. However, that didn’t stop Keeley from seemingly throwing some shade at Olivia after she was involved in more drama regarding her relationship with Harry Styles and how her romance with Jason ended. After Jason and Olivia’s former nanny claimed Jason lost it after Olivia made her special salad dressing for her new beau, Olivia addressed the gossip by sharing the dressing recipe on her Instagram Story. Keeley then posted a Story of her own, which showed an except from the 1983 book, Heartburn by Nora Ephron.
“Vera said: ‘Why do you feel you have to turn everything into a story?’” the passage began, which Keeley underlined. “So I told her why: Because if I tell the story, I control the version. Because if I tell the story, I can make you laugh, and I would rather have you laugh at me than feel sorry for me,” the excerpt continued. “Because if I tell the story, it doesn’t hurt as much. Because if I tell the story, I can get on with it.” The Story by Keeley came just two days after Olivia shared the salad dressing recipe.
Keeley Kick-Started Her Modeling Career After Winning A Big Contest
Keeley got her start as an iconic glamour model in Britain. The London native won The Daily Star‘s “Search for a Beach Babe” at just 17 years old. However, she did not catapult into mainstream stardom right away. Instead, she chose to study fashion at Lewisham College. Her big break came afterward in Dec. 2004, when she won the “Page 3 Idol” contest that was running in The Sun.
Thanks to her big win in the “Page 3 Idol” contest, Keeley went on to be a sought-after magazine model. She also graced the front covers of magazines like Maxim and FHM, and made regular appearances in the weekly British lads’ magazines Zoo Weekly and Nuts. All of these magazines are now defunct, however.
Keeley Has A Memoir Coming Out
Keeley Announced in Oct. 2022 that she’s working on a memoir called Everyone’s Seen My T—s. “Sooooooo beyond excited to announce that I signed a book deal with @grandcentralpub for my memoir…” she wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of a transcript. According to Yahoo! Entertainment, her writing will explore “class, feminism, fame, abuse, sexual violence, and what it means to be a woman.”
She’s Also An Actress & Has Starred In ‘St. George’s Day’
After three years of glamour modeling, Keeley made her segue into acting at the age of 22 years old, according to a 2017 interview in The Independent. She took acting lessons at the prestigious The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and has appeared in movies like St. George’s Day, Cashback, Awful Nice, and Horrible Bosses 2 (where she met Jason). Keeley also held a recurring role as Violet on the TV series The Royals.
“I wanted to act from a young age and I didn’t seem like a reality for me growing up. My family were poor so really early I didn’t think that would be something that could happen My family were poor so really early I didn’t think that would be something that could happen and when I modeled, I realized I didn’t want to do it anymore, and I thought with acting ‘I really want to give this a shot,'” the star told The Independent.
After meeting Jason on Horrible Bosses 2, she went on to play the role of Bex in a few episodes of his Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso that premiered in Aug. 2020. She even had a character on the show named after her: Keeley Jones, a model played by actress Juno Temple.
Keeley Is Passionate About Helping Save The Environment
“I’ve been interested in green issues for some time. I don’t see how anyone who reads the papers or listens to the news can fail to be,” Keeley wrote in an essay for the Daily Mail in 2007. “Global warming is something that seriously worries me and I’m happy to do anything I can to help slow down climate change.”
In 2006, the model and actress was recognized as an “environmental hero” by former UK Prime Minister David Cameron, according to the Evening Standard.
Keeley Has Been Romantically Linked To Other Famous Stars
Jason is not the only famous name whom Keeley has been tied to. She has also sparked romantic speculation in the past with football stars Anton Ferdinand and Joe Cole, as well as Britain’s Got Talent host David Williams. Keeley even allegedly stayed at David’s home when she returned from the U.S., according to a July 2020 report from The Sun. However, sources told the outlet that David and Keeley are just friends despite having a “special chemistry.”Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.