Armie Hammer is ‘happier and healthier’ than ever thanks to his new dental hygienist girlfriend in the Cayman Islands, DailyMail.com can reveal.
A source with close ties to the actor tells DailyMail.com that he and new Canadian girlfriend Lisa Perejma have been dating for three months and says she has ‘really helped turn Armie’s life around.’
‘Armie’s happier and healthier than I’ve seen him in a long time,’ they said. ‘He’s even introduced her to his father and stepmother – it won’t be long until she meets his kids.’
It’s a far cry from earlier this year, when the often out of it Call Me By Your Name star was accused by several ex-girlfriends of abuse, with leaked messages showing the actor discussing cannibalism fetishes and rape fantasies.
Armie Hammer has been dating Canadian dental hygienist Lisa Perejma in the Cayman Islands for three months
In March, the actor was spotted looking relaxed as he dined with a female companion, now believed to be girlfriend Lisa, at seafood restaurant called Over The Edge Cafe in the Cayman Islands
A source with close ties to Armie tells DailyMail.com that he is ‘happier and healthier’ and says Lisa has ‘really helped him turn his life around’. Armie ‘liked’ Lisa’s social media post
Photos from Lisa’s social media show her lounging on the beach in a bikini displaying her toned physique and long blond locks
The actor has been in the Cayman Islands since December, when he flew out to reunite with his two children; Harper, six, and Ford, four after being separated for several months due to visa issues amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the source the only ‘obstacle’ in the budding romance is Armie’s estranged wife Elizabeth Chalmers who has ‘made his life a living hell.’
‘She’s really mean to Lisa,’ they said. ‘She even called her ugly and fat – which she clearly is neither.’
The source said Armie has even moved into his own home on the island.
‘He left the Ritz [Carleton] because Elizabeth made his life a living hell,’ they said. ‘Lisa is a super nice girl and has a great reputation on the island.
Armie has reportedly introduced new girlfriend Lisa to his father Michael Hammer
‘She’s so good for him.’
Photos from Lisa’s social media show her lounging on the beach in a bikini displaying her toned physique and long blond locks.
Earlier this year the actor was rocked by accusations of abuse by several ex-girlfriends along with a series of leaked messages online, purported to be from the star, discussing cannibalism fetishes and rape fantasies.
Then in March, a woman named Effie accused Armie of violently raping her in hotel room during their four-year relationship, sparking an investigation by the LAPD.
The star was accused by the 24-year-old of forcing himself upon her during an incident in April 2017, where she claims he ‘committed acts of violence’ against her which she ‘did not consent’ to.
During a press conference with her attorney Gloria Allred, Effie alleged: ‘On April 24, 2017, Armie Hammer violently raped me for over four hours in Los Angeles. During which he repeatedly slapped my head against a wall bruising my face.
‘He also committed other acts of violence against me to which I did not consent.’
After the leak of those texts, several of Hammer’s former partners – including Paige Lorenze and Courtney Vucekovich – have accused him of being controlling and physically abusive during their relationship.
Hammer’s estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers – whom he married in 2010 and split from last year – broke her silence on the matter in February, when she said she was ‘shocked, heartbroken, and devastated’ and insisted she will always ‘support any victim of assault or abuse’.
Elizabeth and Armie, who married in 2010, share two children, daughter Harper and son Ford; Elizabeth, Armie, Harper, and Ford pictured in 2020
Lisa Perejma is a dental hygienist from British Columbia, Canada, who has lived in the Cayman Islands for some time
The actor has been spotted on the island without a care in the world, enjoying himself in the company of several friends.
He was seen with friends during a lunch outing at Macabuca on Grand Cayman on Wednesday, May 5.
Sporting a shorter haircut, Armie cut a casual figure in a T-shirt and shorts as he met up with five friends. He was seen sat next to an older couple and was also joined by three women.
And in March, the actor was spotted looking relaxed as he dined with a female companion, believed to be Lisa, at seafood restaurant called Over The Edge Cafe.
A source told People on Tuesday, ‘They seem happy and comfortable with each other. They seem to have lots of friends and she introduces him to any friends who haven’t met him before when they are out.’
People’s insider also alleged that the pair ‘were recently on a ‘staycation’ out East, the other side of the island from where they live.’
Armie has denied the allegations made against him, and his lawyer has provided screenshots of alleged text conversations between him and Effie which seemingly suggest he told her they couldn’t pursue a relationship, though these are not verified.
The source adds that the only ‘obstacle’ in the budding romance is Armie’s estranged wife Elizabeth Chalmers who has ‘made his life a living hell.’
The actor has been in the Cayman Islands since December, when he flew out to reunite with his two children; Harper, six, and Ford, four after being separated for several months due to visa issues amid the coronavirus pandemic; Elizabeth, Harper, and Ford pictured in May
‘Mr. Hammer responded, making it clear that he did not want to maintain that type of relationship with her,’ Armie’s team said in a statement.
‘On April 24, 2017, Armie Hammer violently raped me for over four hours in Los Angeles. During which he repeatedly slapped my head against a wall bruising my face.’ Armie’s ex – known only as Effie – alleged in March. Hammer claims it was all consensual
‘It was never Mr. Hammer’s intention to embarrass or expose [Effie’s] fetishes or kinky sexual desires, but she has now escalated this matter to another level by hiring a civil lawyer to host a public press conference.
‘With the truth on his side, Mr. Hammer welcomes the opportunity to set the record straight. From day one, Mr. Hammer has maintained that all of his interactions with [Effie] — and every other sexual partner of his for that matter — have been completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory.
‘[Effie’s] attention seeking and ill-advised legal bid will only make it more difficult for real victims of sexual violence to get the justice they deserve.’
In one message, Armie allegedly told Effie: ‘I am not going to be able to engage in you in that specific way right now. It never ends well. We can talk and be friends, but I can’t do that.’
Armie Hammer was seen in concerning videos obtained by DailyMail.com last January looking ‘out of it’, cracking open a beer while driving and licking white powder off his friend’s hand
The actor’s lawyer also said Armie’s encounter with Effie was ‘completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory’.
In a statement, the lawyer said: ‘Effie’s own correspondence with Mr. Hammer undermines and refutes her outrageous allegations. As recently as July 18, 2020, [she] sent graphic texts to Mr. Hammer telling him what she wanted him to do to her.’
Following the scandal, Hammer left several projects including upcoming film Shotgun Wedding opposite Jennifer Lopez. He was replaced by Josh Duhamel.