Laurence Fox hand in hand with fiancée after confirming his engagement

Laurence Fox, 43, walks hand in hand with his fiancée Arabella after confirming his engagement to the 28-year-old teacher daughter of millionaire businessman

  • Actor and activist Laurence Fox, 43, is now engaged to a prep school teacher, 28
  • He had previously said he would not go out with a woman under the age of 35 
  • He said it was because they were ‘too woke’ and most of them were ‘bonkers’
  • Arabella Fleetwood Neagle will become the second wife of the former Lewis star

He had declared that he wouldn’t go out with any women under the age of 35 because they were ‘too woke’ and most of them were ‘absolutely bonkers’.

Now, having abandoned his acting career to become a political activist, Laurence Fox, 43, has got engaged to a prep school teacher who’s 28.

Arabella Fleetwood Neagle will be his second wife – Fox, former star of ITV detective drama Lewis, was married to Billie Piper for eight years.

Laurence Fox has announced his engagement to Arabella Fleetwood Neagle. Pictured: The couple were spotted walking to the local pub where they looked very much in love

The former ITV star, who played a policeman in Lewis, was previously married to Billie Piper, with whom he has two sons

After confirming their engagement with a paid-for notice in a newspaper, Miss Fleetwood Neagle was seen wearing her turtle-shaped engagement ring on a trip to the pub in south London. Fox described himself as the ‘luckiest man in the world’.

It’s thought that Fox – who has two sons with Piper, 39 – proposed on a luxury foreign holiday over Christmas.

Miss Fleetwood Neagle apparently supports his political campaigning as she was pictured alongside him on the top deck of his Reclaim Party’s battle bus during his unsuccessful bid to become London Mayor last year.  

Her parents, Paul and Kathryn Fleetwood Neagle, used to run a business selling dolls.

Fox – whose acting dynasty includes his father James and cousin Emilia – was dropped by his agent in 2020 after a string of social media comments that critics deemed racist.

Last year he said he could remove his children from school over his opposition to the Covid vaccination programme. He said he would educate them at home rather than let them be vaccinated without his consent.

Fox shares custody of his boys with Miss Piper, whom he divorced in 2016.

Laurence Fox is set to wed 28-year-old teacher who supported his ‘anti-woke’ bid to be London mayor: Actor, 43, confirms engagement to daughter of millionaire businessman after sharing snap of them kissing

BY JASON CHESTER AND MARTIN ROBINSON, CHIEF REPORTER FOR MAILONLINE

Laurence Fox’s mystery fiancée is a 28-year-old prep school teacher who supported his ‘anti-woke’ campaign to be Mayor of London, MailOnline can reveal today.

The divisive actor turned activist, 43, announced he will marry Arabella May Fleetwood Neagle in an advert in a national newspaper before sharing the news with his 305,000 Twitter followers. 

Miss Neagle, from north London, was photographed next to her husband-to-be on his ‘Free London’ battle bus last year when he was campaigning to oust Sadiq Khan as Labour’s Mayor of London for his Reclaim Party.

She also marched alongside him in the streets of the capital when 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 is yet to comment, is the daughter of a multi-millionaire businessman Paul Neagle, an investment manager and entrepreneur who lives in a £1.6million home.

Laurence Fox announces engagement to Arabella Neagle, pictured together during his campaign to be  Mayor of London last year

She is also likely to be the mystery woman he was pictured kissing on an exotic beach in an Instagram post on New Year’s Day. 

Sharing the announcement in the Daily Telegraph, Mr Fox, a father of two previously married to Billie Piper for nine years who has campaigned against vaccines, masks and lockdown measures throughout the pandemic, tweeted: ‘She said yes.’ 

The actor, who has also railed against the Black Lives Matter movement, has two children with Ms Piper, Winston, 12, and nine-year-old Eugene.   

The short announcement was originally printed in Monday’s edition of the Telegraph with the words: ‘The engagement is announced between Laurence Paul Fox and Arabella May Fleetwood Neagle.’ 

Arabella (pictured left)  accompanied Fox as he took to the streets of London 

Days earlier Fox posted a photo of himself sharing a kiss with what appeared to be a mystery blonde woman, her face obscured, while relaxing on an undisclosed beach. 

An earlier photo, shared in August, saw a head of messy blonde hair resting against the actor’s chest, although the photo may well have featured one of his sons. 

Captioning the image, he wrote: ‘Luckiest man in the world.’   

While little is known about Arabella, she is believed to have accompanied Fox during a London rally last May on behalf of his ‘anti-woke’ 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 are understood to be based. 

Companies House records show he had previously served as company director for three separate businesses, of which two have since dissolved.  

Sister Lucinda, a secondary school teacher, recently shared a family photo of herself with Arabella, brother Olivier, mum Kathryn and their father, taken during a family dinner.  

Divided: The news prompted an inevitably mixed response from followers on Twitter 

The Fox acting dynasty: Who are 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 to have appeared in Midsomer Murders) are both actors.

Father James Fox is a film and TV actor who 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 other uncle Robert was once married to Natasha Richardson, herself from a famous acting dynasty.

Laurence’s cousins include Emilia, with movie hits such as The Pianist on her resumee, and TV actor Freddie 

Fox has previously used his Twitter platform to rail against wokeness, entitlement, COVID vaccination and the Black Lives Matter Movement – pertinently the concept of taking the knee – prompting inevitable outrage and heated debate among followers. 

His most recent controversy saw his Twitter account temporarily suspended over a post about Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy which read ‘Get kneeling, f*****s’ after news broke he was being charged with four counts of rape and sexual assault.

Fox – whose illustrious acting dynasty includes his father, James Fox – was dropped by his agent last year after an appearance on Question Time 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 racist’ after she called him ‘a white privileged male’ for denying the Duchess of Sussex was hounded from Britain for being mixed-race.

Their angry exchange began when Boyle said criticism of Meghan in the media had been motivated by ‘racism’, adding: ‘She’s a black woman and she has been torn to pieces.’

But Fox hit back, saying: ‘it’s not racism’ and continued: We’re the most tolerant, lovely country in Europe… it’s so easy to throw the charge of racism at everybody and it’s really starting to get boring’. 

As the row 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 colour of their skin but by the content of their character’ on Twitter. 

He said: ‘This is the position I took last night and I live by in life. If you can improve on it, I’m all ears. Or you can keep screeching ”Racist!” at me and I can carry on having a jolly good giggle 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 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, divorcing 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-vax row, insisting that he could remove his children from school because of his opposition to the Government’s Covid vaccination programme.

He said he would educate them at home rather than let them be vaccinated without his consent.  

‘Every parent who loves their children should resist this insanity,’ said the actor-turned-political campaigner.


Controversy: Actor-turned-political campaigner  Fox blasted 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 backlash online

Hitting out:  On Question Time in January 2020 he accused Rachel Boyle, an academic at Edge Hill University on Merseyside, of ‘being racist’ after she called him ‘a white privileged male’

‘I will not be sending my kids back to school. I will educate my kids at home from now on. 

‘The rushed 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 the hell away from the authorities.’

MailOnline has contacted a representative for further comment.  

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