Laurence Fox revealed that his five-month-old half-Kuwaiti girlfriend Sara McKinnon threw him on his controversial question-and-answer racing rant in January.
The 41-year-old actor separated from the dual-heritage photographer and fashion designer, 39, shortly after his appearance on television, but is now believed to have reconciled and been photographed connecting arms on April 22.
Laurence told the Sunday Times magazine that McKinnon ended the relationship after the incident and said his comments “caused a lot of stress to his family.”
The star said during the pre-lockout interview that he was dating Telegraph reporter Madeline Grant, who also appeared on the panel during that fateful night at Question Time.
Upset: Laurence Fox revealed he had been DUMPED by his semi-Kuwaiti girlfriend Sara McKinnon because of his controversial Question Time controversy in January – although it has been thought since they reconciled (pictured together on April 22)
Controversial: Laurence was a guest panelist at question time when a member of the public called him a “privileged white man” and described his description of him as “racist”.
It is not known how long the brief romance lasted, but they separated, and he would have reconciled his relationship with McKinnon.
The Mail On Sunday revealed over the weekend that the recently reconciled couple are now living with Laurence in London, where their children, Winston, 11, and Eugene, eight, of their marriage to Billie Piper, 37, pass away. also time.
The pair had been spotted at several high-end showbiz events, including GQ magazine’s fashion dinner in January.
Friends have said he is “very happy” with Miss McKinnon, daughter of Emmy Award-winning nature documentary producer Michael McKinnon.
Fall-out: Laurence admitted that her brother-in-law, semi-Nigerian actor Richard Ayoade was “furious” to follow his comments – he is married to his sister Lydia (photo in 2012)
One of them said, “He had a good impression on her. It is a pleasure to see him happy after all that he has gone through.
Laurence also said in the Sunday Times interview that heand spoke with her brother-in-law, half-Nigerian comedian Richard Ayoade, 42, married to his sister Lydia.
He revealed that he had not attended Sunday lunch with them for a few weekends because of their feud, but they have since become friends again.
Both ways: Laurence’s interview with The Sunday Times was done before the lockdown and he said he was dating journalist Madeline Grant, but they have since separated
Want to meet you here: Madeline was on the far left of the Question Time panel when Laurence appeared on the show
Love: Laurence pictured with Sara at the GQ men’s dinner on January 6
Laurence’s tangled love life…
January – present Sara McKinnon
Laurence goes out with model and photographer Sara McKinnon, but they separated at the start of their romance due to her QT racing rant before reconciling
Unknown date – Madeline Grant
Laurence met the Telegraph reporter on QT and they were together during the Sunday Times lockdown interview, during Laurence’s temporary separation from Sara
2007-2016 Married to Billie Piper
The couple had two children together, Winston, 11, and Eugene, eight, and Laurence said he felt suicidal at the end of the marriage.
2016 Rebound fling with Vogue Williams
The couple had a brief affair after the end of their two marriages – Vogue had been married to Brian McFadden
DJ Lilah Parsons 2018
The couple quit smoking after a 10-month romantic relationship due to “work schedule conflicts”
He said: ‘[He] was furious. He told me that I had never encountered racism. I answered. “Yes, of course I have it.” I encountered black racism towards me when I was working in Kenya [as a safari driver] for seven months.
“This is the way we talk to you. Racism can be deferential. “
Laurence has had a very hectic love life over the years.
He was married to actress Billie, the mother of two, from December 2007 to May 2016 and said he was surprised not to have noticed “how inappropriate they were for each other.” earlier”.
She now lives with rock star Johnny Lloyd and they have a daughter Tallulah, together.
In December 2016, before the end of his divorce, he separated from Vogue Williams, 34, after a brief love affair, saying that they “would stay friends.” She is now married to Spencer Matthews, 31.
In August 2018, Laurence and DJ Lilah Parsons, 32, called for his arrest after a 10-month romance, due to “conflicting work schedules”.
In February, he said he would never go out with a woman under the age of 35 because she was “too awake.”
He also revealed that he threw a partner because she liked a pro # MeToo ad from shaving company Gillette, although he didn’t reveal who it was.
Checkered love life: Laurence was married to Billie Piper from 2007 to 2016 and they have two sons together (photo in October 2012)
Laurence was famous as a guest panelist at question time when a member of the public called him a “privileged white man” and called her “racist”.
He had started a debate on how Meghan Markle is portrayed in the media, setting off a race line on the privilege of white men during Question Time.
The actor called the boring cover possible to the Duchess of Sussex “boring” and accused an audience of racism of calling him a privileged white.
Laurence also denounced the inclusion of a soldier wearing a turban in the 1917 Sam Mendes film – he later apologized.
He told the Sunday Times that this is why the actor does not get involved in chats like this because he is not smart enough to do it.
Everywhere: in August 2018, Laurence and DJ Lilah Parsons, 32, called for her termination after a 10-month romance, due to “conflicting working hours” – photo from July 2018
Everywhere: In December 2016, before his divorce was finalized, he separated from Vogue Williams, 34, after a brief love story, saying that they “would stay friends”
Meanwhile, a few weeks after Laurence’s fateful appearance on the series, he appeared on Good Morning Britain to apologize to the Sikh community.
He said the inclusion of a soldier in a turban in Sam Mendes’s 1917 film was “incongruous” – but in a follow-up tweet, he said, “I stand by everything I said.”
The outspoken actor commented on the critically acclaimed film in a podcast on Saturday when he was interviewed by James Delingpole.
Asked the following day about comments made by GMB hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, if the inclusion of the character was historically irrelevant, he replied, “I’m not a historian, I don’t know.”
Sikh historian Peter Singh Bance told MailOnline that Fox should “check his facts,” saying, “Laurence Fox is wrong with his facts because Sikhs fought with British forces, not just with their own regiments.”
The Lewis star had posted to his Twitter account and apologized for the “awkward manner” that he had spoken.
He said, “Dear humans who are #Sikhs. I am also moved by the sacrifices made by your loved ones as by the loss of all those who die in war, regardless of their belief or color.
“Please accept my apologies for the clumsiness in the way I have expressed myself on this matter in recent days. “
But in a follow-up tweet soon after, he said, “I stand by everything I said and will continue to do so. Sleep well.’
Sikh soldiers witnessed some of the bloodiest battles in the conflict, notably in Ypres and the Somme.
The frank actor’s apologies only extended to the Sikh community for his comments on 1917