Who is Thandiwe Newton's new beau? Actress packs on the PDA with Lonr amid Ol Parker split

Who is Thandiwe Newton's new beau? Actress packs on the PDA with Lonr amid Ol Parker split
Thandiwe Newton was caught packing PDA on her new lover Lonr (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

On Saturday, April 23, Thandiwe Newton was caught packing PDA on her new lover, Los Angeles musician Elijah Dias (aka Lonr) in Malibu, California. amid her separation from partner Ol Parker and dramatic exit from 'Magic Mike's Last Dance.' Newton, 49, and Dias, 25, were both dressed casually for the outing, according to photos acquired by the Daily Mail. The 'Westworld' star, was spotted without her wedding ring, wore green leggings and a patterned top with shoes, a hat, and round-framed sunglasses. Meanwhile, the 'Read My Mind' singer was dressed casually in a black hoodie and garnet sweatpants, with an orange crossbody bag. Newton and Dias allegedly went to at least six local stores before stopping for a bite to eat and having a heated makeout session.

Lonr, who was born in April 1997, debuted in the music industry with the single A.M., and in 2020 he published his debut EP named 'Land of Nothing Real', an abbreviation for his stage name. He is a notable songwriter who has gotten many Grammy nominations for his contributions to H.E.R's projects in 2019. Lonr who now has 626,213 monthly Spotify listeners is a self-taught artist, who 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.


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Dias claimed to Flaunt magazine in May 2020 that his stage moniker Lonr means for ‘Land of Nothing Real’ and was influenced by growing up as a loner in Massachusetts. “Growing up as a kid, I didn’t really have an actual place to stay. I was born in California, but I was sleeping couch to couch with my mom. We ended up moving to Massachusetts in high school. I always felt disconnected from everybody because I was moving around so much when I was young. I’d usually stay in my own imagination: constantly imagining things, editing things in real life. In my head, making that make-believe whatever it was. Being in that environment as a kid, was a foundation of my creativity,” he remarked at the time. 



Lonr attends the Warner Bros. Pictures "Reminiscence" Los Angeles Premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 17, 2021, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


What's going on with Thandiwe Newton?

Meanwhile, Newton and Parker, 52, married in 1998 and have three children: Ripley, 21, Nico, 17, and Booker, 8 years old. They haven't been spotted together in public since March 2020, when they attended the Season 3 premiere of 'Westworld' in Los Angeles. Newton unexpectedly left 'Magic Mike's Last Dance' earlier this month owing to personal family issues and allegations of an apparent confrontation with co-star Channing Tatum. A Warner Bros. spokeswoman stated in a statement, "[She] made the difficult decision to step away from Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Magic Mike's Last Dance' production to deal with family matters.” 

(L-R) Ol Parker and Thandie Newton attend the Premiere of HBO's "Westworld" Season 3 at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 05, 2020, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

According to many reports, Newton has been dealing with ‘emotional and family problems’  since her marriage broke up. One Hollywood source told Page Six, “Thandiwe had been acting strangely on set, she has been very highly strung. Her apparent breakdown caused so much disruption, that 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.” As per Page Six, Salma Hayek has now taken Newton's position. Earlier, Hayek, 55, was photographed on the set with a script in her hand. 

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