AceShowbiz - Thandiwe Newton (Thandie Newton) apparently failed to get a stamp of approval from Lonr.'s family regarding their relationship. In a new interview, Lonr.'s family said that the "Westworld" actress and the young musician's relationship won't last long.
Lonr.'s stepfather Jimmy Varner told The Sun in an article published on Wednesday, May 4 that he doubted Lonr., whose real name is Elijah Dias, "will ever settle down" with the 49-year-old actress though the 25-year-old singer "knows what to do with an older woman." Jimmy added, "My advice to Thandiwe is 'go get him tiger' if that's what she wants."
"Lord have mercy on her and him," Jimmy continued. "She looks crazy as hell to me. All the pretty ones are crazy like that. But when he's ready to settle down and be having kids, he ain't going to settle for her."
Jimmy said, "It was Elijah's birthday a couple of days ago so I am sure they had a good time." When Jimmy was asked whether he has met Thandiwe, he replied, "I haven't met her, I live in New York," before noting that he "found out about it like the rest of the family, on (the New York Post's) Page Six."
"Look, [Lonr.] knows what to do with an older woman, I'm not worried about the age gap. He's mature, he can handle himself," Jimmy explained. "I taught him how to be good with people, how to be mature, how to be good around people. He knows what to do, she had better be ready for him."
Late last month, Thandiwe and Lonr. were rumored to be an item following her divorce from her husband of 24 years, Ol Parker. Of the rumors, Lonr. coyly said, "From the relatively short time I've been fortunate to spend with her, I know Thandiwe and Oliver care deeply about the welfare of their children. That's all I care about right now."
Fueling the dating rumors, Thandiwe and Lonr. were caught cuddling and kissing passionately in Malibu, California, marking their first public appearance together. During the outing, the "Reminiscence" actress was spotted ditching her wedding ring.