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Simon Baker gets VERY handsy with bikini-clad new lover Laura May Gibbs at the beach

It’s official: Simon Baker is off the market.

The newly single actor, 41, was spotted packing on the PDA with Australian fashion designer Laura May Gibbs last month as they hit the beach in Byron Bay.

The Mentalist star, 51, only announced his split from wife Rebecca Rigg, 53, in January, after almost 30 years together.

Making a splash! Newly single actor Simon Baker, 51, packed on the PDA with fashion designer Laura May Gibbs last month as they hit the beach in Byron Bay

The couple put on a very tactile display as they rolled around in the surf together. 

Grinning like a naughty schoolboy, Simon grabbed his bikini-clad lover’s derrière while playfully attempting to pull her under a wave.

Laura seemed delighted by Simon’s youthful antics as she giggled and wrapped her arms around his muscular shoulders.  

At one stage, Simon swam behind Laura and held her body in an intimate embrace.

Wet 'n wild! Simon, who announced his split from his wife of almost 30 years Rebecca Rigg, 53, in January, packed on the PDA with Laura as they rolled around in the surf together

Wet ‘n wild! Simon, who announced his split from his wife of almost 30 years Rebecca Rigg, 53, in January, packed on the PDA with Laura as they rolled around in the surf together 

Tactile: Grinning like a naughty schoolboy, Simon was seen grabbing his bikini-clad lover's derrière while cheekily attempting to pull her under a  wave

Tactile: Grinning like a naughty schoolboy, Simon was seen grabbing his bikini-clad lover’s derrière while cheekily attempting to pull her under a  wave

Having a ball! Laura appeared delighted by Simon's youthful antics as she giggled and wrapped her arms around his muscular physique

Having a ball! Laura appeared delighted by Simon’s youthful antics as she giggled and wrapped her arms around his muscular physique 

Hands on! Simon wrapped one arm around the brunette's washboard stomach as he jokingly attempted to dunk her under the water

Hands on! Simon wrapped one arm around the brunette’s washboard stomach as he jokingly attempted to dunk her under the water 

Yoga enthusiast Laura showcased her incredible physique in a G-string bikini, which featured flimsy gold strings and tiny panels of black fabric.

Channelling her inner Bond girl, she completed her look with a gold-layered pendant necklace, matching bangle and several diamond rings.

She allowed her chestnut tresses to fall loosely around her shoulders, and revealed her naturally flawless complexion by going makeup free.  

Fun in the sun! The couple looked absolutely thrilled in each other's company

Fun in the sun! The couple looked absolutely thrilled in each other’s company 

Soaking wet! The couple laughed as a particularly aggressive wave crashed on top of them

Soaking wet! The couple laughed as a particularly aggressive wave crashed on top of them 

Close: The couple made no secret of their affection as they cuddled in the shallows

Close: The couple made no secret of their affection as they cuddled in the shallows 

Not an inch to pinch! Yoga enthusiast Laura showcased her incredible physique in a tiny G-string bikini, which featured flimsy gold strings and tiny panels of black fabric

Not an inch to pinch! Yoga enthusiast Laura showcased her incredible physique in a tiny G-string bikini, which featured flimsy gold strings and tiny panels of black fabric

Glitzy: Channelling her inner Bond girl in the glamorous ensemble, Laura completed her look with a gold layered pendant necklace, matching bangle and several diamond rings

Glitzy: Channelling her inner Bond girl in the glamorous ensemble, Laura completed her look with a gold layered pendant necklace, matching bangle and several diamond rings 

Laura’s sprawling tattoo collection was also on display, including a rose design on her rib cage and criss-crossing arrows on her forearm.  

Meanwhile, father of three Simon displayed his muscular frame by going shirtless in a pair of navy boardshorts. 

On Saturday, The Daily Telegraph reported the TV star met had Laura in Byron Bay, where her fashion design studio is based near his farm in Nashua.  

No dad bod here! Meanwhile, father-of-three Simon displayed his muscular physique by going shirtless in a pair of navy board shorts

No dad bod here! Meanwhile, father-of-three Simon displayed his muscular physique by going shirtless in a pair of navy board shorts

Cosy: At one stage, Simon swam behind Laura and wrapped his arms around her body in an intimate embrace

Cosy: At one stage, Simon swam behind Laura and wrapped his arms around her body in an intimate embrace

Cosy: At one stage, Simon swam behind Laura and wrapped his arms around her body in an intimate embrace

Laura is the founder of Nagnata, a Byron Bay-based sustainable activewear label inspired by her love of yoga.

The brand was established in 2017 and is now sold by high-end retailers including Net-A-Porter, Selfridges and Goop.

She also boasts an impressive résumé, having worked for prominent Australian designers including Leona Edmiston, Alice McCall, Tigerlily and Sass & Bide.

Inked: Laura's sprawling tattoo collection was also on full display, including a rose design on her rib cage and a criss-crossing arrows on her forearm

Inked: Laura's sprawling tattoo collection was also on full display, including a rose design on her rib cage and a criss-crossing arrows on her forearm

Inked: Laura’s sprawling tattoo collection was also on full display, including a rose design on her rib cage and a criss-crossing arrows on her forearm

Chance meeting: On Saturday, The Daily Telegraph reported that the TV star met had Laura in Byron Bay, where her fashion design studio is based near his farm in Nashua

Chance meeting: On Saturday, The Daily Telegraph reported that the TV star met had Laura in Byron Bay, where her fashion design studio is based near his farm in Nashua

Talented: Laura is the founder of Nagnata, a Byron Bay-based sustainable activewear label inspired by her love of yoga

Talented: Laura is the founder of Nagnata, a Byron Bay-based sustainable activewear label inspired by her love of yoga 

Successful: The brand was established in 2017 and is now sold by high-end retailers including Net-A-Porter, Selfridges and Goop

Successful: The brand was established in 2017 and is now sold by high-end retailers including Net-A-Porter, Selfridges and Goop

Successful: The brand was established in 2017 and is now sold by high-end retailers including Net-A-Porter, Selfridges and Goop

Creative: She also boasts an impressive resume, having previously worked for prominent Australian designers including Leona Edmiston, Alice McCall, Tigerlily and Sass & Bide

Creative: She also boasts an impressive resume, having previously worked for prominent Australian designers including Leona Edmiston, Alice McCall, Tigerlily and Sass & Bide

News of Simon’s relationship comes weeks after he announced his split from wife Rebecca on January 29.

The pair told PEOPLE in a joint statement: ‘We remain close friends and our three children will always be the most important focus of our lives.’

But according to Fox, they actually separated nine months ago, in April last year.

Splitsville: News of Simon's new squeeze comes weeks after he announced his split from wife Rebecca, 53, on January 29

Splitsville: News of Simon’s new squeeze comes weeks after he announced his split from wife Rebecca, 53, on January 29

Amicable: In a joint statement to People Magazine , the pair said: 'We remain close friends and our three children will always be the most important focus of our lives

Amicable: In a joint statement to People Magazine , the pair said: 'We remain close friends and our three children will always be the most important focus of our lives

Amicable: In a joint statement to People Magazine , the pair said: ‘We remain close friends and our three children will always be the most important focus of our lives

End of an era: But according to Fox News , they actually separated nine months ago in April last year

End of an era: But according to Fox News , they actually separated nine months ago in April last year 

Moving on: Simon also recently put his stunning family home in the leafy Californian enclave of Santa Monica on the market for for $6.3million

Moving on: Simon also recently put his stunning family home in the leafy Californian enclave of Santa Monica on the market for for $6.3million

Moving on: Simon also recently put his stunning family home in the leafy Californian enclave of Santa Monica on the market for for $6.3million

Simon recently put his family home in the leafy Californian enclave of Santa Monica on the market for for $6.3million.

The six-bedroom, four-bathroom house features classic New England-style architecture.

Simon first met Rebecca in the early ’90s and they married in 1998 after five years of living together.

Digs: According to Dirt , the stunning six bedroom, 4.5 bathroom house is up for sale at $6.295 million and features classic New England-style architecture

Digs: According to Dirt , the stunning six bedroom, 4.5 bathroom house is up for sale at $6.295 million and features classic New England-style architecture

Homeward bound: After their swim, the genetically-blessed coupled covered up in casual clothing and made their way to a parked car nearby

Homeward bound: After their swim, the genetically-blessed coupled covered up in casual clothing and made their way to a parked car nearby  

They share three children together, Stella, 27, Claude, 22, and Harry, 19.

Rebecca is best known for her roles in movies Fatty Finn and Ellie Parker, and also had a minor role alongside Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire.

Simon found success on TV shows such as The Mentalist and The Guardian, as well as movies like The Devil Wears Prada. 

Shaded: The pair shielded their faces behind sunglasses and enjoyed a leisurely chat as they strolled side-by-side

Shaded: The pair shielded their faces behind sunglasses and enjoyed a leisurely chat as they strolled side-by-side 

Case of the ex: Simon first met his ex-wife Rebecca (right) in the early '90s and tied the knot in 1998 after five years of living together. Pictured together in April 2018

Case of the ex: Simon first met his ex-wife Rebecca (right) in the early ’90s and tied the knot in 1998 after five years of living together. Pictured together in April 2018 


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