A Hollywood romance. Over the years, Thandiwe Newton Ol ParkerWhile they were focusing on their family, they kept their relationship secret.
After their 1998 wedding, the couple added three children to their family. Newton later noted that Newton’s relationship to her husband was not without its difficulties. “Ol has a very dry sense of humor. Although we are very different people, we are good friends. We’ve both had a degree of pain in our lives, which I think is the best teacher there is. We don’t expect to be happy every day,” she told InStyle UKIn May 2011.
For the Westworld actress, a successful marriage meant making compromises when it came to her family’s future.
“Finding a happy and solid relationship is always difficult, so the decision was all about making my husband feel more secure and committing to my family,” Newton said InStyle UKAbout her decision to leave the 2000 film festival Charlie’s Angels. “My career was exploding and I wasn’t ready for it. It was about wanting to put the brakes on, acknowledging that I had other priorities.”
In 2016, the Mission: Impossible 2 star also opened up about the “calm” presence that the Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again directorShe brings joy into her daily life. “[He is]So calm. And we laugh, because I take the piss out of him and he takes the piss out of me,” she told The Guardian. “Never been my way! That’s what it’s like in our house. A lot of music as well.”
After more than twenty years of marriage, Newton was a hot topic of conversation with Parker when the Pursuit of HappinessStar was replaced by Salma HayekIn Magic Mike 3Personal issues. “Thandiwe Newton has made the difficult decision to step away from the production of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Magic Mike’s Last Dance to deal with family matters,” a spokesperson told Variety in April 2022.
At the time, eagle-eyed fans were quick to point out that the pair’s last joint appearance was two years prior. In the midst of split speculation, Newton & Parker walked out separately without their wedding rings.
Newton was photographed having an affair in April 2022 with a musician and made headlines. LonrDuring an outing in Malibu (California). The “Make the Most” singer addressed the situation in a statement to Page Six, saying, “From the relatively short time I’ve been fortunate to spend with her, I know Thandiwe and Oliver care deeply about the welfare of their children. That’s all I care about right now.”
Newton and Parker, however, haven’t publicly commented on their marriage status.
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