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Laura May Gibbs, 36, is seen for the first time since her split with Simon Baker, 52

Activewear designer Laura May Gibbs, 36, looks downcast as she is seen for the first time since her split with Simon Baker, 52, after attending an anti-vaccine protest


Laura May Gibbs looked strained on Friday when she was spotted in public for the first time since her split from Hollywood star Simon Baker.

The activewear designer, 36, stepped out for a solo trip in Byron Bay, days after Daily Mail Australia confirmed she and the Australian actor, 52, had quietly parted ways several months ago.

Laura appeared glum as she held two coffee cups and walked home after visiting the town’s popular Roadhouse café. 

Public outing: Activewear designer Laura May Gibbs looked strained on Friday when she was spotted in public for the first time since her split from Hollywood star Simon Baker

While she is usually clad in activewear from her own brand Nagnata, the Pilates enthusiast covered up in a baggy white T-shirt and trousers. 

She revealed her arm tattoos in the short sleeve top and she appeared to be makeup free.  

On Tuesday, a spokesperson for The Mentalist actor told Daily Mail Australia that he and Laura, 36, quietly parted ways several months ago.

The couple were last pictured together in August, laughing and joking during a trip to the beach in Byron Bay.

Laura made headlines in October after her activewear brand Nagnata announced on Instagram it would not re-open its Byron Bay store until unvaccinated customers were legally allowed to shop there.

Posting to its official page at the time, Nagnata uploaded a photo of three models of different ethnicities, alongside a declaration that the brand would ‘reopen when ALL are welcome without fear of judgement’.

Glum: Laura appeared glum as she held two coffee cups and walked home after visiting the town's popular Roadhouse café

Glum: Laura appeared glum as she held two coffee cups and walked home after visiting the town’s popular Roadhouse café

Over: On Tuesday, a spokesperson for The Mentalist actor told Daily Mail Australia that he and Laura, 36, quietly parted ways several months ago

Over: On Tuesday, a spokesperson for The Mentalist actor told Daily Mail Australia that he and Laura, 36, quietly parted ways several months ago

The lengthy caption spoke about the importance of ‘inclusivity’ and opposing ‘discrimination’ when it comes to the Covid-19 vaccine. 

The designer also attended a rally at the NSW-Queensland border protesting vaccine mandates earlier this month.

The demonstration was part of a series of rallies across the country against mandatory Covid jabs for certain industries and occupations.

Vaccinations are vital to reducing the spread of preventable diseases, and any suggestion otherwise flies in the face of science and the advice of medical experts around the globe.

Final outing: The couple were last pictured together in August, laughing and joking during a trip to the beach in Byron Bay

Final outing: The couple were last pictured together in August, laughing and joking during a trip to the beach in Byron Bay 

Simon and Laura first sparked romance rumours in February after they were pictured frolicking in the surf together in Byron Bay.

The pair are said to have met in Byron, where Laura’s sustainable fashion design studio is based near his farm in Nashua.

News of the couple’s relationship came weeks after Simon announced his split from wife Rebecca Rigg on January 29.

Controversial: Laura made headlines in October after her activewear brand Nagnata announced on Instagram it would not re-open its Byron Bay store until unvaccinated customers were legally allowed to shop there

Controversial: Laura made headlines in October after her activewear brand Nagnata announced on Instagram it would not re-open its Byron Bay store until unvaccinated customers were legally allowed to shop there 

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 News, they actually split nine months earlier, in April last year. 

Simon met Rebecca in the early ’90s and they married in 1998 after five years of living together. They share three children, Stella, 27, Claude, 22, and Harry, 19.

Vocal: The designer also attended a rally at the NSW-Queensland border protesting vaccine mandates earlier this month

Vocal: The designer also attended a rally at the NSW-Queensland border protesting vaccine mandates earlier this month 

Protest: The demonstration was part of a series of rallies across the country against mandatory Covid jabs for certain industries and occupations

Protest: The demonstration was part of a series of rallies across the country against mandatory Covid jabs for certain industries and occupations

Case of the ex: News of Simon's relationship came weeks after he announced his split from wife Rebecca Rigg, 53, (left) on January 29. Pictured together in January 2019

Case of the ex: News of Simon’s relationship came weeks after he announced his split from wife Rebecca Rigg, 53, (left) on January 29. Pictured together in January 2019

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