If one-time actor and Anti-Wake Reclaim Party leader Lawrence Fox is someone you consider a worthy bachelor, sorry — he’s off the market now. The new face of Anti-Voc announced his engagement to Arabella May Fleetwood Neagle in the Telegraph on Monday.
Fox – now better known for his divisive political social media rants, his unsuccessful bid to become mayor of London and being the leader of the right-wing populist Reclaim Party than playing DS James Hathaway in the ITV detective series Lewis – happy news Confirmed to Twitter, he posted the announcement of the paid-for newspaper with the caption: “An announcement. She said yes,” and a red love-heart emoji. The short ad read: “Announcement has been made between Lawrence Paul Fox and Arabella May Fleetwood Neagle.”
Some assumed it was a joke, based on the fact that it seems unlikely that the actor would make such a personal announcement in the mainstream media, given that he doesn’t like it very much. In the past, he has also insisted that he would never date a woman under 35 for fear of being “too awake” for him. At 28 years old, Fleetwood Neagle is nearly 15 years her junior—probably proving that you can’t choose who you’re in love with.
Fox, 43, is said to have told friends that he was “the luckiest person on earth”. And Fleetwood Neagle is sporting a turtle-shaped engagement ring (yes really), or so report the mail,
Fox, who has two sons, Winston, 13, and Eugene, nine, with his ex-wife of eight years, Billy Piper, 39, is believed to have raised the question when the couple was out during the festive period. I was enjoying a luxury break in Mexico. The political campaigner posted a photo of him kissing a white woman whose face was hidden on New Year’s Eve, the public’s first sign that he was dating someone new. Fox was last linked romantically to photographer Sarah McKinnon – with whom he spent at least the first lockdown of 2020 – but the pair reportedly split last year.
So who is Fox’s Mystery Woman?
Fleetwood Nigel is a 28-year-old prep school teacher from north London, where Fox also lives. Unlike Fox, she has a limited social media presence and doesn’t seem to have an active Instagram, Twitter or Facebook profile. However, a private profile with no photos and a handful of followers with the handle @arabella__24 is followed by Fox on Instagram – but only recently.
It is not known how the couple met, but it seems that Fleetwood is an outspoken and proud supporter of Nigel Fox politics. She was photographed last year with her mayor of London war bus next to her husband and took part in a political march with Fox, whose months-long lockdown to persuade Londoners to “reclaim their freedom”. After the measures failed to gain much traction. , I have secured 47,634 votes and placed sixth in the race for mayor.
Her parents are Paul and Katherine Fleetwood Nigel. According to Company House, the couple ran a business called My London Girl Ltd., which appears to have sold toys and dolls.
He is believed to have at least one sister, Lucinda, who is also a teacher, and one brother, Olivier. According to the Daily Mail, his sister recently posted a picture on Facebook enjoying the family dinner. It is not known how Fleetwood Nagels feels about the outspoken nature of his son-in-law.
You may recall that Fox, whose illustrious acting lineage includes father James, sister Lydia (she is married to comedian Richard Ayoade), brother Jack and cousin Emilia Fox, has sparked controversy in recent years. The Duchess of Sussex was sacked by her agent in 2020 after she lined up with a black ethnicity lecturer at Question Time. On the show, she said Rachel Boyle, an academic at Edge Hill University on Merseyside, was racist for calling Meghan a “white privileged man” after she refused to face racism while in the UK. Fox recently entered the anti-vax row, suggesting he would drop his kids out of school if they were forced into the government’s COVID vaccination program. “Every parent who loves their children should protest this madness,” he said.
Best wishes to the happy couple. We are waiting for the wedding details …