Thandiwe Newton branded ‘crazy’ by the step-father of her toyboy lover Lonr, 25

Thandiwe Newton has been branded ‘crazy’ by the step-father of her toyboy lover Lonr, 25.

The actress, 49, is reportedly living with musician Lonr following her recent split from husband of 16 years Ol Parker.

Now the step-father of Lonr – real name Elijah Dias – has spoken out on the surprise romance, insisting the rapper won’t settle down with Thandiwe.

New romance: Thandiwe Newton, 49, has been branded 'crazy' by the step-father of her toyboy lover Lonr, 25

New romance: Thandiwe Newton, 49, has been branded ‘crazy’ by the step-father of her toyboy lover Lonr, 25

Speaking to The Sun from his New York home, Jimmy Varner, 58, said his family found out about their romance through pictures in the media.

Jimmy is the ex-husband of Elijah’s mum Mikelyn Roderick, 63. He told The Sun that the whole family found out about the romance through media reports, advising the couple:

‘Lord have mercy on her – and him. She looks crazy as hell to me. All the pretty ones are crazy like that.

‘But when he’s ready to settle down and be having kids, he ain’t going to settle for her.

New romance: The actress is reportedly living with musician Lonr following her recent split from husband of 16 years Ol Parker

New romance: The actress is reportedly living with musician Lonr following her recent split from husband of 16 years Ol Parker

Elijah said that he is not concerned about the 24 year age gap between the pair, explaining: ‘Look, he knows what to do with an older woman, I’m not worried about the age gap. He’s mature, he can handle himself … she had better be ready for him. ‘

Last week, it was reported the Line Of Duty star is ‘living with 25-year-old musician Lonr’, following the pair’s recent public display of affection in Malibu, and wants ‘everyone to know’ about the romance.

The actress is said to be acting like a ‘love-struck teenager’ while pals close to the star have claimed Ol was ‘blindsided’ by her new romance.

A source told The Sun: ‘Thandiwe has been staying with Elijah in LA and is acting like a smitten teenager. Her wedding ring is off and it seems she has fallen for him.

‘Thandiwe seems like she can’t get enough of Elijah. When he is not working, he is with Thandiwe. They are very much a couple and Elijah is acting like the perfect boyfriend.

Fling: The step-father of Lonr - real name Elijah Dias - has spoken out on the surprise romance, insisting the rapper won't settle down with Thandiwe

Fling: The step-father of Lonr – real name Elijah Dias – has spoken out on the surprise romance, insisting the rapper won’t settle down with Thandiwe

‘She isn’t hiding this romance. She wants everyone to know about it. ‘

Thandiwe has been liking and commenting on the rapper’s social media posts since at least January 2020. However, there is no suggestion they had a relationship back then.

The young musician has insisted Thandiwe’s number one priority is the welfare of her three children.

Lonr, who at 25 is just four years older than the actress’ eldest daughter, has broken his silence on the couple’s relationship, insisting Thandiwe is still focused on the upbringing of her children with the filmmaker – Ripley, 21, Nico, 17, and Booker, eight.

He told Page Six: ‘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. ‘

Estranged: Thandiwe has reportedly been urged to seek mental health support following the break-up of her marriage to Ol Parker (pictured in 2018)

Estranged: Thandiwe has reportedly been urged to seek mental health support following the break-up of her marriage to Ol Parker (pictured in 2018)

Thandiwe and the rapper’s professional paths crossed in 2021 when Lonr collaborated with Amber Mark on the track Save My Love.

The song subsequently appeared in the trailer and on the soundtrack for the film Reminiscence, in which the actress starred alongside Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson.

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

Thandiwe went on to praise Channing in a post shared on Thursday, hailing him as the ‘loveliest’ amid their reported feud.

The actress shared a slew of bizarre Instagram posts on Sunday after pictures emerged of the star visiting a cannabis store in Malibu.

The actress paid a visit to marijuana dispensary High Tide last month in the Californian city – where the drug is legal for recreational and medicinal purposes.

It has been a turbulent period for the Hollywood movie star who has recently been replaced in Magic Mike 3 by Salma Hayek following reports of a ‘bust-up’ with leading man Channing Tatum.

Peary nice: The actress shared a slew of bizarre Instagram posts on Sunday after pictures emerged of the star visiting a cannabis store in Malibu

Peary nice: Over the weekend, the 49-year-old star took to social media to share snaps larking around with a pear

Peary nice: The actress shared a slew of bizarre Instagram posts on Sunday after pictures emerged of the star visiting a cannabis store in Malibu

It has also been said that Thandiwe has been suffering with emotional and family problems after separating from her husband Ol, 52.

Over the weekend, the star took to social media to share snaps larking around with a pear before professing her love for children’s TV character Worzel Gummidge.

Posing makeup-free while holding onto a pear, she wrote: ‘Pears, man. * Swoon * You feel me? Slow Food. Seasonal Picking. Harmony. ‘

She added, ‘Ubuntu’, a way of life made famous by Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu that is based on the concept that you should live harmoniously alongside each other, and is rooted in the lessons learned from the post-apartheid South Africa community.

The mother-of-three went on to share a picture of fictional scarecrow Worzel Gummidge who she quipped should become Prime Minister.

Lessons: She added, 'Ubuntu', a way of life made famous by Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu that is based on the concept that you should live harmoniously alongside each other, and is rooted in the lessons learned by the post-apartheid South Africa community

Lessons: She added, ‘Ubuntu’, a way of life made famous by Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu that is based on the concept that you should live harmoniously alongside each other, and is rooted in the lessons learned by the post-apartheid South Africa community

Watch out Boris: The mother-of-three went on to share a picture of fictional scarecrow Worzel Gummidge who she quipped should become Prime Minister

Watch out Boris: The mother-of-three went on to share a picture of fictional scarecrow Worzel Gummidge who she quipped should become Prime Minister

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