Simon Baker SPLITS from activewear designer girlfriend Laura May Gibbs


Simon Baker has officially split from his activewear designer girlfriend Laura May Gibbs.  

A spokesperson for The Mentalist actor, 52, confirmed the news on Tuesday, telling Daily Mail Australia that he and Laura, 36, had quietly parted ways several months ago. 

While the reason for their split has not been revealed, the star’s management said it was unlikely that Laura’s anti-vaxxer beliefs had anything to do it.  

It's over! Simon Baker, 53, (pictured) has quietly split from his activewear designer girlfriend Laura May Gibbs, 36

Pictured: Laura May Gibbs, 36

It’s over! Simon Baker, 53, (left) has quietly split from his activewear designer girlfriend Laura May Gibbs, 36 (right) 

The couple were last pictured together in August, laughing and joking during a trip to the beach in Byron Bay.    

Laura made headlines for the wrong reasons in October after her brand Nagnata, announced on Instagram it that would not re-open its Byron Bay store until unvaccinated customers were legally allowed to shop there. 

Posting to its official page at the time, Nagnata uploaded a photo of three models from different ethnicities, alongside a declaration that the brand would ‘reopen when ALL are welcome without fear of judgement’. 

Secret split: A spokesperson for The Mentalist actor confirmed the news on Tuesday, telling Daily Mail Australia that he and Laura had quietly parted ways several months ago

Secret split: A spokesperson for The Mentalist actor confirmed the news on Tuesday, telling Daily Mail Australia that he and Laura had quietly parted ways several months ago

Splitsville: While the reason for their split has not been revealed, the star's management said it was unlikely that Laura's anti-vaxxer beliefs had anything to do it

Splitsville: While the reason for their split has not been revealed, the star’s management said it was unlikely that Laura’s anti-vaxxer beliefs had anything to do it

The lengthy caption spoke about the importance of ‘inclusivity’ and ‘discrimination’ when it comes to the Covid vaccine. 

The designer promoted anti-vaxxer beliefs yet again over the weekend while attending a rally to protest Australia’s Covid-19 vaccine mandates at the NSW-Queensland border. 

The protest was part of a series of rallies across the country against mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for certain industries and occupations.  

Controversial: Laura made headlines for the wrong reasons in October after her brand Nagnata, announced on Instagram it that would not re-open its Byron Bay store until unvaccinated customers were legally allowed to shop there

Controversial: Laura made headlines for the wrong reasons in October after her brand Nagnata, announced on Instagram it that would not re-open its Byron Bay store until unvaccinated customers were legally allowed to shop there 

Post: The lengthy caption spoke about the importance of 'inclusivity' and 'discrimination' when it comes to the Covid vaccine

Post: The lengthy caption spoke about the importance of ‘inclusivity’ and ‘discrimination’ when it comes to the Covid vaccine 

Hmm: Nagnata uploaded this photo of three models from different ethnicities, alongside a declaration that the brand would 'reopen when ALL are welcome without fear of judgement'

Hmm: Nagnata uploaded this photo of three models from different ethnicities, alongside a declaration that the brand would ‘reopen when ALL are welcome without fear of judgement’ 

Laura made sure to post an Instagram photo of herself looking glamorous as she stood in the heaving crowd, writing: ‘I’m already receiving messages from sharing these stories from people that have lost jobs, hang in there, you’re not alone.’ 

Vaccinations are vital to reducing the spread of preventable diseases, and any suggestion otherwise flies in the face of science and the advice of medical experts around the globe.   

The coronavirus vaccine is a safe and vital measure being taken to protect the community from the spread of the virus.   

Protest: Laura also joined hundreds of anti-vaxxers at a rally to protest Australia's Covid-19 vaccine mandates on Sunday

Protest: Laura also joined hundreds of anti-vaxxers at a rally to protest Australia’s Covid-19 vaccine mandates on Sunday 

How they were: The former flames were first pictured together on social media in March

How they were: The former flames were first pictured together on social media in March 

Simon and Laura first sparked romance rumours in February after they were pictured frolicking in the surf together in Byron Bay.

The pair are said to have met in Byron, where Laura’s sustainable fashion design studio is based near his farm in Nashua. 

News of the couple’s relationship came weeks after Simon announced his split from wife Rebecca Rigg on January 29. 

Home grown: The couple met in Byron, where her sustainable fashion design studio is based near his farm in Nashua

Home grown: The couple met in Byron, where her sustainable fashion design studio is based near his farm in Nashua 

Case of the ex: News of Simon's relationship came weeks after he announced his split from wife Rebecca Rigg, 53, (left) on January 29. Pictured together in January 2019

Case of the ex: News of Simon’s relationship came weeks after he announced his split from wife Rebecca Rigg, 53, (left) on January 29. Pictured together in January 2019

The pair told PEOPLE in a joint statement: ‘We remain close friends and our three children will always be the most important focus of our lives.’  

But according to Fox News, they actually split nine months earlier, in April last year. 

Simon met Rebecca in the early ’90s and they married in 1998 after five years of living together. They share three children, Stella, 27, Claude, 22, and Harry, 19. 

Rebecca is best known for her roles in movies Fatty Finn and Ellie Parker, and also had a minor role alongside Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire.

Simon found success on TV shows such as The Mentalist and The Guardian, as well as movies like The Devil Wears Prada.

Amicable: The pair told PEOPLE in a joint statement: 'We remain close friends and our three children will always be the most important focus of our lives.' Pictured in June 2010

Amicable: The pair told PEOPLE in a joint statement: ‘We remain close friends and our three children will always be the most important focus of our lives.’ Pictured in June 2010

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