Laurence Fox is engaged! Splitting actress confirms surprising proposal to Arabella May Fleetwood Neagle
Laurence Fox’s mysterious fiancé is a 28-year-old preparatory teacher who supported his ‘anti-woke’ campaign to become mayor of London, MailOnline can reveal today.
The divisive actor, who became an activist, 43, announced that he would marry Arabella May Fleetwood Neagle in an ad in a national newspaper before sharing the news with his 305,000 Twitter followers.
Miss Neagle, from north London, was photographed next to her future husband on his ‘Free London’ battle bus last year as he campaigned to oust Sadiq Khan as Labour’s mayor of London for his Reclaim Party.
She also marched with him in the streets of the capital as he urged Londoners to ‘Reclaim your Freedom’ in the election, where the ‘anti-woke’ candidate secured 47,634 votes to finish in sixth place.
Arabella, who has not yet commented, is the daughter of multi-millionaire businessman Paul Neagle, an investment manager and entrepreneur living in a £ 1.6 million home.
She is probably also the mysterious woman he was pictured kissing on an exotic beach in an Instagram post New Year’s Day.
By sharing the message in the Daily Telegraph, Mr. Fox, a father of two who was previously married to Billie Piper for nine years, has campaigned against vaccines, masks and lockdown measures throughout the pandemic: ‘She said yes.’
The actor, who has also been out against the Black Lives Matter movement, has two children with Mrs Piper, Winston, 12, and nine-year-old Eugene.
Laurence Fox announces engagement to Arabella Neagle, pictured together during his campaign to become mayor of London last year
Arabella (pictured left) accompanied Fox as he walked the streets of London
Laurence Fox posted this picture of him kissing a mysterious woman who must be his new fiancée Arabella
Family: (pictured from left to right) Arabella May Fleetwood Neagle, sister Lucinda Neagle, brother Oliver Neagle, father Paul Neagle and mother Kathryn Neagle
Unexpected: The divisive actor confirmed his proposal in a Telegraph ad before sharing the news with his 305,000 followers
The short announcement was originally printed in Monday’s edition of the Telegraph with the words: ‘The engagement has been announced between Laurence Paul Fox and the Arabella May Fleetwood Neagle.’
A few days earlier, Fox posted a picture of himself sharing a kiss with what appeared to be a mysterious blonde woman, her face veiled while relaxing on an undiscovered beach.
An earlier picture shared in August saw a head of messy blond hair resting against the actor’s chest, though the picture may well have shown one of his sons.
With the caption to the picture, he wrote: ‘The luckiest man in the world.’
Although not much is known about Arabella, she is believed to have followed Fox during a demonstration in London last May on behalf of his “anti-wake” political collective, the Reclaim Party.
Her Oxford-educated father Paul is listed as Bursar and Clerk to the Governors at Woodford Green Preparatory School in London, where the Neagle family is believed to have a base.
Companies House records show that he had previously served as corporate director for three separate companies, two of which have since been dissolved.
Sister Lucinda, a high school teacher, recently shared a family photo of herself with Arabella, brother Olivier, mother Kathryn and their father, taken during a family dinner.
Split: The news inevitably got mixed responses from followers on Twitter
The Fox Acting Dynasty: Who’s Laurence Fox’s Famous Family?
Laurence Fox comes from a distinguished acting family. His sister Lydia and brother Jack (one of many in the family who has appeared in Midsomer Murders) are both actors.
Father James Fox is a film and television actor who has appeared in Performance, Death In Paradise, Downton Abbey and Midsomer Murders.
His uncle Edward’s impressive film CV includes Battle Of Britain, The Day Of The Jackal, A Bridge Too Far and Johnny English Strikes Again.
Edward’s first wife Tracy Reed appeared in Dr Strangelove and the original Casino Royale.
His second wife Joanna David has appeared in TV hits Colditz, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Midsomer Murders and The Darling Buds of May.
Laurence’s second uncle Robert was once married to Natasha Richardson, even from a famous acting dynasty.
Laurence’s cousins include Emilia with film hits such as The Pianist on her CV and TV actor Freddie
Fox has previously used its Twitter platform to fight vigilance, justification, COVID vaccination and the Black Lives Matter Movement – relevant to the concept of taking the knee – which has given rise to inevitable outrage and heated debate among followers.
In his latest controversy, his Twitter account was temporarily suspended due to a post about Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy shouting ‘Get kneeling, f ***** s’, after the news came that he was accused of four cases of rape and sexual assault.
Fox – whose famous acting dynasty includes his father, James Fox – was dropped by his agent last year after a question-and-answer performance in which he rowed with an ethnicity lecturer over Meghan Markle.
Back in January 2020, he accused Rachel Boyle, an academic at Edge Hill University on Merseyside, of ‘being a racist’ after she called him ‘a white privileged man’ for refusing to have the Duchess of Sussex chased from Britain for to be mixed race.
Their angry exchange began when Boyle said criticism of Meghan in the media was motivated by “racism”, adding: “She is a black woman and she has been torn to pieces.”
But Fox hit back, saying ‘it’s not racism’ and continued: We are the most tolerant, lovely country in Europe … it’s so easy to throw the accusation of racism against everyone and it’s starting to get really boring ‘.
As the controversy continued, he quoted Martin Luther King’s 1963 ‘I have a dream’ speech about living in a nation where children ‘will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character’ on Twitter.
He said: ‘This is the attitude I took last night and I live by it in life. If you can improve it, I’m totally into ears. Or you can keep yelling ” Racist! ” At me and I can keep giggling really well at your expense. The tide is turning ‘.
In March this year, the former actor launched a bid in London’s mayoral election but won 47,634 votes, placing him in sixth place with 1.8 per cent of the vote.
Old times: The actor was previously married to Secret Diary Of A Call Girl star Billie Piper for eight years, and divorced in 2007
Family: The former couple share two children, sons Winston, 12, and nine-year-old Eugene (pictured with Winston in 2008)
Fox has also waded into the anti-wax ranks, insisting he could remove his children from school because of his opposition to the government’s Covid vaccination program.
He said he would teach them at home instead of having them vaccinated without his consent.
‘Any parent who loves their children should resist this insanity,’ said the actor, who has become a political advocate.
Controversy: Actor becomes political campaigner, Fox blew up social media giant Twitter after his account was temporarily suspended last year
Not happy: Fox’s Twitter account was suspended after his ‘provocative’ tweet that caused a furious setback online
Turns out: During Question Time in January 2020, he accused Rachel Boyle, an academic at Edge Hill University on Merseyside, of ‘being a racist’ after she called him ‘a white privileged man’
‘I do not want to send my children back to school. I will raise my children at home from now on.
“The urgent vaccination of children, for no reason whatsoever, shows how deeply morally corrupt this regime has become. I look forward to reading with them at home and staying away from the authorities. “
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