Thandiwe Newton split from Ol Parker after Magic Mike left

Thandiwe Newton has been separated from her husband for 24 years and fired her agent for three decades after dramatically leaving the new Magic Mike film.

Actress Thandiwe Newton has been separated from her husband for 24 years and was urged to seek counselling.

Bintang, 49, dramatically quits role in third magic microphone film and is believed to be struggling amid her separation from husband Ol Parker, 52, with whom she has three children.

He flew from London to the US last week and his team are hoping to find his support amid fears he is in a “bad place”.

The British actress is also said to have fired her UK agent after three decades of working together.

Last week Sun telling how he got involved in a fight on set Magic Mike’s Last Dance with his co-star Channing Tatum.

She was replaced in an unspecified role by 55-year-old Salma Hayek.

Warner Bros later said he had “made the difficult decision to walk away from production to deal with family matters”.

A source says Page Six in the US: “Thandiwe was acting weird on set, she was so tense.”

They added that his behavior “caused so much distraction, it became clear that he couldn’t play the role. There’s a lot going on in his 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.

“He fired his agent in England for three decades, and then his US agent Gaby Morgan flew in from Los Angeles to try to calm things down.”

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Newton and Parker married in 1998. Parker is best known for directing in 2018 Mama Mia! Ouch, it happened again. They have daughters Ripley, 21, and Nico, 17, and son Booker Jombe, 8.

The pair have not been seen together in public since a holiday to Ibiza in mid-2020.

Representatives for Newton did not respond when approached for comment.

Speaking in 2008 about the secret to a good marriage, he said: “You should always make time to be together, trust your instincts and force each other to talk. It’s all about communicating and working through tough times together.”

Last year Newton corrected his professional name to Thandiwe, who has been known as Thandie for 30 years due to a misspelling in his first film.

This story originally appeared in The Sun and is republished here with permission

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