Shia LaBeouf has had an interesting life in the public eye, to put it mildly. Now he’s newly separated and stepping out with a famous entertainer.
The former child star went on to helm a goofy blockbuster franchise with Transformers, but then things seemed to fall apart. Shia, 32, was arrested multiple times—including in 2017 for public intoxication, following a racist rant—dogged by accusations of plagiarism, and ordered to rehab for 10 weeks.
Fans were especially concerned when he showed up on the red carpet of the 2014 Berlin Film Festival with a paper bag over his head, the words “I’m Not Famous Anymore” scrawled in black marker across it.
Marriage to Mia Goth
During this hectic period, after he turned his back on Transformers and decided that he wanted to be taken more seriously as an artist, Shia was linked romantically with English actress Mia Goth.
Shia met Mia (sadly, their names do not rhyme) while filming Nymphomaniac in 2012. In 2016, they livestreamed a Las Vegas commitment ceremony overseen by an Elvis impersonator. Later, he confirmed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he and Mia, now 24, were indeed married.
The pair seemed to have a tumultuous relationship, including an incident in 2015 where Shia threatened to turn physically violent while on vacation in Germany.
Divorce and Rebound
On September 26, Shia LaBeouf announced that he and Mia were ending their marriage. And apparently he’s already moved on. Shia was photographed with British singer and performance artist FKA Twigs in London recently. Her camp confirmed to the Daily Mail that they’re dating.
“We’re very happy, we’re having a nice time,” Twigs reportedly said.
Twigs dated Twilight star Robert Pattinson for several years. The couple were briefly engaged before splitting up for good last summer.
Shia, meanwhile, has been trying to rehab his public image. While promoting his latest film, Borg Vs. McEnroe, he addressed his reputation. “I’m a buffoon,” he told Esquire. My public outbursts are failures. They’re not strategic.” We hope that Shia is on the road to recovering from his personal demons.