Thandiwe Newton, new “discreet” beau during a romantic shopping spree
After her abrupt exit from the latest “Magic Mike” film, Thandiwe Newton was spotted in New York with her much younger boyfriend, Los Angeles musician Elijah Dias (aka rapper Lonr).
Newton, 49, and Dias, 23, were seen shopping for $175 retro Ramones t-shirts downtown, spies said, at celebrity-favorite store Blue & Cream. And they both even tried the wires to share.
A source said the scene of the couple sweetly sharing clothes was like something out of a “90s movie…remember Alanis Morrisette!”
Newton also recently separated from her husband of 24 years. But while the headlines have been a whirlwind for the star and her new pal, spies exclusively tell Page Six that the new couple have been keeping their romance “low key” in public.
Newton and Dias were spotted outside the Bowery Hotel on Monday. Sources tell us they did some shopping downtown the day before.
A source tells us about the couple, “They looked very in love and were very low key” as they browsed Blue & Cream.
The source said: “It was really, really sweet…like when you start a relationship with someone for the first time.”
We also learn that Newton “picked up a pair of sunglasses and wore them” in the store before purchasing the sunglasses.
Our source added that Newton wore a “flowing situation in printed poplin – a very strong print” and that she had “colorful rainbow hair dyed to match.”
While Newton also wore Gucci platform shoes and a new Loewe bag, Dias opted for a more urban look in vintage Vans.
Last month, we reported that Newton and her new boyfriend were seen in Los Angeles, also shopping and grabbing a bite to eat, as well as kissing in public.
An insider told us that Newton and Dias are currently traveling together. In photos outside their hotel, Newton was also carrying a cane, although it’s unclear why. She also wore a long leopard print coat, red cowboy boots and a straw hat.
The trip comes after Newton mysteriously quit the movie ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ and also separated from husband Ol Parker.
Newton and Parker, 52, married in 1998 and have three children together. But the couple hadn’t been seen together in public since March 2020, when they attended the Los Angeles premiere of Season 3 of his hit HBO show “Westworld.”
Dias previously told Page Six of their relationship in April, “From the relatively short time I had the chance to spend with her, I know that Thandiwe and Oliver care deeply for the well-being of their children. That’s all I care about right now.”
We exclusively reported that Newton and the musician were getting closer in the same month.
Warner Bros. Pictures said on leaving Channing Tatum’s latest ‘Magic Mike’ sequel, “Thandiwe Newton has made the difficult decision to step away from Warner Bros.’ production of ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’. Pictures to take care of his family. Questions.”
Salma Hayek was later seen reprising the role.
His representative did not comment on his last trip to New York.