PICTURE EXC: Thandiwe Newton, 49, packs on the PDA with musician Lonr, 25, in Malibu

Thandiwe Newton was pictured for the first time on Saturday amid reports of her split from husband Ol Parker – and seemingly confirmed the end of their 23-year marriage with a very public display of affection with musician Lonr. 

The 49-year-old Hollywood star, dressed in a green print fleece, khaki cargo trousers and bucket hat, gave credence to the whirling speculation that she had parted ways with her director husband by stopping for a passionate kiss and holding hands with the rapper, 25, in Malibu. 

The embattled actress, who it has been said is heading to rehab, ditched her wedding ring and diverted her attention from recent adversity by lapping up some time in the balmy temperatures with the California native, whose real name is Elijah Dias.

At 25, Lonr is only a mere four years older than Thandiwe and Ol’s eldest child, their 21-year-old daughter Ripley.

PICTURE EXC: Thandiwe Newton, 49, packs on the PDA with musician Lonr, 25, in Malibu

Cosy: The 49-year-old Hollywood star gave credence to the whirling speculation that she had parted ways with her director husband by stopping for a passionate kiss and holding hands with the rapper, 25, in Malibu

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Thandiwe Newton, 49, packed on the PDA with musician Lonr, 25, as embattled actress ditched her wedding ring in first sighting since reports she’s heading to rehab and has split from husband Ol Parker

Accessorising with a round pair of sunglasses and toting a leopard print bag, Thandiwe, who has also faced an acrimonious exit from Magic Mike 3, appeared in very content spirits as she interlocked her fingers with Lonr’s whilst walking alongside each other. 

The hitmaker, followed by over 57,000 people on Instagram, kept his attire laidback, sporting a black hoodie, maroon trousers and crossbody leather bag. 

The pair filled their weekend with plenty of quality time, which included a spot of retail therapy and winding down with a bite to eat. 

Pucker up: Thandiwe dressed in a green print fleece, khaki cargo trousers and bucket hat

Close: The embattled actress, who it has been said is heading to rehab, diverted her attention from recent adversity by lapping up some time in the balmy Florida temperatures with the California native, whose real name is Elijah Dias

Close: The embattled actress, who it has been said is heading to rehab, diverted her attention from recent adversity by lapping up some time in the balmy Florida temperatures with the California native, whose real name is Elijah Dias

No sign: Although Thandiwe sported other jewellery, her wedding ring was absent

No sign: Although Thandiwe sported other jewellery, her wedding ring was absent 

The award-winning actress has joined her estranged husband in removing her wedding ring, as the director was spotted without his earlier this week as he left his London home. 

Lonr, born in April 1997, entered the music industry with single A.M and he released his debut EP titled Land of Nothing Real, his stage name’s acronym, in 2020.   

He is a credible songwriter and has received nominations for multiple Grammy Awards for contributing to H.E.R’s projects in 2019.  

To date, Lonr has 626,213 monthly listeners on Spotify.

He dropped out of college around 2016, to his admission, and while working a 9-5, he would take trips up to New York every week ‘to elevate himself and his music’

Self-taught, Lonr learned how to produce and play instruments in his bedroom and has described himself as an ‘unpredictable, fun, silly but serious at the same time’ type of person.

Split: The award-winning actress has joined her estranged husband in removing her wedding ring, as the director was spotted without his earlier this week as he left his London home

Split: The award-winning actress has joined her estranged husband in removing her wedding ring, as the director was spotted without his earlier this week as he left his London home 

Malibu loving: Accessorising with a round pair of sunglasses and toting a leopard print bag, Thandiwe, who has also faced an acrimonious exit from Magic Mike 3, appeared in very content spirits

PDA: She interlocked her fingers with Lonr's whilst walking alongside each other

Malibu loving: Accessorising with a round pair of sunglasses and toting a leopard print bag, Thandiwe, who has also faced an acrimonious exit from Magic Mike 3, appeared in very content spirits

Day out: The hitmaker, followed by over 57,000 people on Instagram, kept his attire laidback, sporting a black hoodie, maroon trousers and crossbody leather bag

Day out: The hitmaker, followed by over 57,000 people on Instagram, kept his attire laidback, sporting a black hoodie, maroon trousers and crossbody leather bag

Passionate: The duo had no qualms about locking lips out in public

Kiss: Lonr placed a hand tenderly on her back

Passionate: The duo had no qualms about locking lips out in public

The musician has previously voiced a burning desire to ‘take over the world,’ and names Kurt Cobain and Kanye West amongst his influences. 

Of his biggest hope for the future, the singer told Wonderland: ‘That I reach heights that even surpass MY dreams and expectations. I’m looking forward to the moment where I can say, “I never knew I would be here to see this”. 

It has been reported that Thandiwe has been suffering with emotional and family problems after separating from her husband Ol, 52, with whom she shares children Ripley, 21, Nico, 17, and Booker, eight. 

Display of affection: Thandiwe placed a hand on Lonr's arm as they got swept up in the moment

Display of affection: Thandiwe placed a hand on Lonr’s arm as they got swept up in the moment 

Toyboy: At 25, Lonr is only a mere four years older than Thandiwe and Ol's eldest child, their 21-year-old daughter Ripley (pictured right, right)

Family: Thandiwe and Ol are pictured above with daughters Ripley, right, and Nico, middle

Toyboy: At 25, Lonr is only a mere four years older than Thandiwe and Ol’s eldest child, their 21-year-old daughter Ripley (pictured far right with her parents and sister Nico)

Unwind: The parched pair stopped for a coffee fix

Unwind: The parched pair stopped for a coffee fix 

Happy: Lonr, born in April 1997, entered the music industry with single A.M and he released his debut EP titled Land of Nothing Real in 2020

Protective: Lonr was rarely spotted without his arm around the actress

Happy: Lonr, born in April 1997, entered the music industry with single A.M and he released his debut EP titled Land of Nothing Real in 2020

Career: Lonr is a credible songwriter and has received nominations for multiple Grammy Awards for contributing to H.E.R's projects in 2019

Career: Lonr is a credible songwriter and has received nominations for multiple Grammy Awards for contributing to H.E.R’s projects in 2019

Aspirations: The musician has previously voiced a burning desire to 'take over the world,' and names Kurt Cobain and Kanye West amongst his influences

Exit: The pair were spotted heading to his car

Aspirations: The musician has previously voiced a burning desire to ‘take over the world,’ and names Kurt Cobain and Kanye West amongst his influences

Who is Lonr? 

  • A 25-year-old singer from California
  • His real name is Elijah Dias
  • Lonr is an acronym for Land of Nothing Real, his 2020 EP
  • He entered the music industry with single A.M
  • He is a credible songwriter and has received nominations for multiple Grammy Awards for contributing to H.E.R’s projects in 2019
  • The musician has previously voiced a burning desire to ‘take over the world,’ and names Kurt Cobain and Kanye West amongst his influences
  • To date, Lonr has 626,213 monthly listeners on Spotify and over 57,000 followers on Instagram
  • He dropped out of college around 2016, to his admission
  • While working a 9-5, he would take trips up to New York every week ‘to elevate himself and his music’
  • Self-taught, Lonr learned how to produce and play instruments in his bedroom
  • Of his biggest hope for the future, the singer told Wonderland : ‘That I reach heights that even surpass MY dreams and expectations’
  • He has previously described himself as an ‘unpredictable, fun, silly but serious at the same time’ type of person 

Ol is a British filmmaker who previously wrote and directed the 2018 musical film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

A source said: ‘Thandiwe had been acting strange on set, she has been very highly strung. Her apparent breakdown caused so much disruption, it became clear she couldn’t play the role.

‘There is a lot going on in her personal life, she and her husband have separated. She seemed so stressed she even brought her two pet rabbits to her hotel for emotional support.’  

Thandiwe has reportedly been urged to seek mental health support following the break-up of her marriage – and an alleged bust-up with Magic Mike co-star Channing Tatum over Will Smith ‘s Oscars slap – which she has denied.  

The star has previously told how she has suffered ‘a number of breakdowns’ in her troubled past, as well as discussing her heartbreaking experiences of sexual abuse, racism and bulimia during her time in the industry.

When she was 16 she was groomed by director John Duigan, who was 39 years old at the time.   

The violations by Duigan lasted five years, two of those years were termed a ‘relationship’ after he sought Newton’s parents’ blessing for her to be his girlfriend when she was 18, while asking her to hide their previous intimacy which began when she was just 16. 

The Bafta-winning actress has said the relationship left her feeling ‘self-destructive’ and said she has only spoken about it ‘so teenagers can see they can resist and gain self-awareness’. 

 Speaking to InStyle magazine, Thandiwe claimed Duigan took advantage of her when she was vulnerable.  

She said: ‘I was a very shy, very sweet girl. I wasn’t in control of the situation. Would I have liked things to be different? Sure.

‘But I can now value myself more for the way I got through it. I don’t see myself as a victim.’

‘I was a very shy, very sweet girl. I wasn’t in control of the situation. Would I have liked things to be different? Sure,’ she said to InStyle in a 2011 interview. 

‘But I can now value myself more for the way I got through it. I don’t see myself as a victim. In retrospect, although it was legal because I was 16, I was coerced.’ 

During the first Covid lockdown, she added:  ‘I had a very complicated relationship with sex. It was like I had to give something back for being noticed. Predators and sexual abusers can smell it a mile off.

‘I had a very tough time being a teenager in the film business. It’s not a place for young people unless you have your mum standing by you the whole time and that isn’t possible.’  

Tough times: Thandiwe has reportedly been urged to seek mental health support following the break-up of her marriage - and an alleged bust-up with Magic Mike co-star Channing Tatum over Will Smith 's Oscars slap - which she has denied

Distracted: Thandiwe was keeping her hardships at bay

Tough times: Thandiwe has reportedly been urged to seek mental health support following the break-up of her marriage – and an alleged bust-up with Magic Mike co-star Channing Tatum over Will Smith ‘s Oscars slap – which she has denied

Embattled: A source said: 'Thandiwe had been acting strange on set [of Magic Mike] she has been very highly strung. Her apparent breakdown caused so much disruption, it became clear she couldn't play the role'

Embattled: A source said: ‘Thandiwe had been acting strange on set [of Magic Mike] she has been very highly strung. Her apparent breakdown caused so much disruption, it became clear she couldn’t play the role’

Difficulties: It has been reported that Thandiwe has been suffering with emotional and family problems after separating from her husband Ol, 52, with whom she shares children Ripley, 21, Nico, 17, and Booker, eight

Difficulties: It has been reported that Thandiwe has been suffering with emotional and family problems after separating from her husband Ol, 52, with whom she shares children Ripley, 21, Nico, 17, and Booker, eight

Chilled: Thandiwe looked relaxed as she walked and talked with Lonr on their outing

Chilled: Thandiwe looked relaxed as she walked and talked with Lonr on their outing 

Stealing a kiss: They attempted to hide their kiss behind Westside Estate Agency

Stealing a kiss: They attempted to hide their kiss behind Westside Estate Agency 

Spotted: The pair did not hold back from making quite the statement during their first public appearance

Spotted: The pair did not hold back from making quite the statement during their first public appearance 

Weekend outing: Thandiwe looked happy and relaxed in Lonr's company

Weekend outing: Thandiwe looked happy and relaxed in Lonr’s company 

Thandiwe has spoken of how an unnamed casting director asked her to touch herself on-camera when she was just 18-years-old.

She said: ‘A director, on a callback, had a camera shooting up my skirt and asked me to touch my t**s and think about the guy making love to me in the scene,’ she told W. 

‘I thought, ‘Ok, this is a little weird,’ but there was a female casting director in the room and I’d done weird stuff before so I did it.’ 

But years later, she discovered the unnamed man had kept her tape and was playing it at poker games for other Hollywood elite.

Estranged: Thandiwe and Ol tied the knot in 1998 (pictured in 2018)

Estranged: Thandiwe and Ol tied the knot in 1998 (pictured in 2018)

Following the violating discovery, Thandiwe began to fight the abuse and call it out – an act that cost the actress many jobs.  

‘I was very aware of the climate of sexual abuse that was going on around me, so I became the person you didn’t want to hire because I would call it out,’ she told Marie Claire in 2019.

‘In retrospect, I can see many instances where not only would I not be employed, but other actors and actresses would not necessarily want to be associated with me.’ 

‘Probably the worst thing about having your innocence rocked is what stays with you. The sense of worthlessness, shame—these things are very hard to move on from. But you can,’ she told the outlet.   

Platform: Lonr often uses his social media to promote upcoming music

Platform: Lonr often uses his social media to promote upcoming music 

Fans: To date, Lonr has 626,213 monthly listeners on Spotify

Fans: To date, Lonr has 626,213 monthly listeners on Spotify 

Cheeky: In March, Lonr tweeted: 'Sex that's long overdue >>>>>>', but did not refer to anyone

Cheeky: In March, Lonr tweeted: ‘Sex that’s long overdue >>>>>>’, but did not refer to anyone 

The star said she terminated a contract with a publicist who begged her to stop talking about being sexually abused because it was ‘not good for your reputation’.   

Thandiwe said she felt ‘scarred by ‘the way I was exploited and the kind of role and the kinds of things I was expected to do in auditions.’ 

She has since revealed she was once told to stop talking about the assault so that it would not affect her job opportunities.

Past: The actress has previously told how she has suffered 'a number of breakdowns' as well as discussing her heartbreaking experiences of sexual abuse when she was in her teens (pictured 1991 aged 16)

Past: The actress has previously told how she has suffered ‘a number of breakdowns’ as well as discussing her heartbreaking experiences of sexual abuse when she was in her teens (pictured 1991 aged 16)

Film: When she was 16 she was groomed by director John Duigan, who was 39 years old at the time as they filmed 1991's Flirting (Duigan pictured 2004)

Film: When she was 16 she was groomed by director John Duigan, who was 39 years old at the time as they filmed 1991’s Flirting (Duigan pictured 2004)

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