The Australian actor announced his split from ex-wife Rebecca Rigg in January and quickly moved on with a much younger woman

The 51-year-old mentalist star was seen on the PDA last month in Byron Bay with fashion designer Laura May Gibbs, 36

Baker and May Gibbs spent the day on the beach while the young woman was held in Baker’s arms in an intimate hug as they swam around the surf together

It was reported in the Daily Telegraphlast week that TV star met Laura in Byron Bay, where her fashion design studio is near his farm in Nashua

She founded the brand in 2017 and is now sold by high-end retailers such as Net-A-Porter, Selfridges and Goop

The couple shared a statement telling People that their three children – Stella, 27, Claude, 22, and Harry (19) – were their common focus

“We remain close friends and our three children will always be the main focus of our lives”

Baker and Rigg met in 1991 when they were both on Soap E-Street, Australia They later married in 1998

Baker described her in 2015 as “the greatest woman a man could ever have a life with”

Speaking of his marriage to People in 2018, he said, “We’re a team most of the time, 99 percent of the time, we’re really good friends And I think the most important thing in our relationship is that we are both able to be ourselves I think it’s probably the most important thing in most relationships, isn’t it? “

Baker has been one of Australia’s most successful exports in recent years, starring in the US TV dramas The Guardian (2001-2005) and The Mentalist (2008-2015)

These high profile TV appearances made Baker a lot of money: by 2013, he made more than 450$ 000 per episode of The Mentalist and now has an estimated net worth of more than $ 50 million

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