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Toni Collette’s husband Dave Galafassi debuts new tattoo as he’s seen kissing another woman

Toni Collette’s husband Dave Galafassi debuted a new woman on Wednesday when he was seen kissing Shannon Egan, 41, on Manly Beach, just hours before his Hollywood star wife announced their shock divorce after 20 years of marriage. 

And the indie band drummer has also debuted a new tattoo. 

In pictures of Galafassi and his new squeeze cavorting in the sand and sea, a large inking of a male figure wearing glasses and sitting in a chair is seen on his right arm.

Toni Collette’s husband Dave Galafassi debuted a new woman on Wednesday when he was seen kissing Shannon Egan, 41, on Manly Beach, just hours before his Hollywood star wife announced their shock divorce after 20 years of marriage 

And the indie band drummer has also debuted a new tattoo

And the indie band drummer has also debuted a new tattoo

It is unclear if the tattoo is of anyone close to him in particular, but the musician is said to have been inked within the last few months after he was seen tattoo-free last year.

On Thursday, Collette announced she was splitting from her musician husband of almost 20 years after he was snapped passionately kissing Egan in the surf. 

Galafassi, who was a drummer in an indie rock band when he met the Muriel’s Wedding star, was pictured with the blonde chiropractor taking an early morning dip at Manly on Wednesday.

And the indie band drummer has also debuted a new tattoo. In pictures of Galafassi and new squeeze Egan cavorting in the sand and sea, a large inking of a male figure wearing glasses and sitting in a chair is seen on his right arm

And the indie band drummer has also debuted a new tattoo. In pictures of Galafassi and new squeeze Egan cavorting in the sand and sea, a large inking of a male figure wearing glasses and sitting in a chair is seen on his right arm 

Daily Mail Australia contacted Collette’s management about the photographs on Wednesday afternoon and hours later she announced the couple had split in a joint statement released on her newly-reactivated Instagram account.

‘It is with grace and gratitude that we announce we are divorcing,’ the pair wrote. ‘We’re united in our decision and part with continuing respect and care for each other.

‘Our kids are of paramount importance to us and we will continue to thrive as a family, albeit a different shape. We’re thankful for the space and love you grant us as we evolve and move through this transition peacefully. Big thanks.’

In Wednesday’s exclusive pictures, Galafassi was seen hugging and kissing the bikini-clad beauty in the water and on the sand in front of other swimmers.

The musician is said to have been inked within the last few months. He is pictured here without the tattoo while at the beach with Toni in 2013

The musician is said to have been inked within the last few months. He is pictured here without the tattoo while at the beach with Toni in 2013

On Thursday, Collette announced she was splitting from her musician husband of almost 20 years after he was snapped passionately kissing a Egan in the surf off a Sydney beach

On Thursday, Collette announced she was splitting from her musician husband of almost 20 years after he was snapped passionately kissing a Egan in the surf off a Sydney beach 

The pair arrived at the beach about 7.30am, spent 15 minutes in the water, then bought a coffee. One witness said the couple was ‘all over each other’.

At one point they appeared deep in conversation as Galafassi rested on a sea wall and the young woman, wearing an open shirt and sunglasses, leant forward.

Hours before her divorce announcement Collette posted a cryptic note to Instagram stating: ‘No matter what your current circumstances are, if you can imagine something better for yourself, you can create it.’

The actress, 50 and Galafassi, 44, have two children aged 14 and 11 and have divided their time between Australia and the United States in recent years.

The pair met in 2002 at the launch of Galafassi’s band Gelbison’s debut album Metal Detector in Sydney and their second encounter came just a few days later at a house party.

‘He was the first person I saw when I walked in the door,’ Collette told The Sydney Morning Herald in September 2018. 

Collette is pictured holding the Emmy she won for United States of Tara alongside Galafassi at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles in 2009

Collette is pictured holding the Emmy she won for United States of Tara alongside Galafassi at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles in 2009

‘He kissed me on the cheek and I just kind of melted. I planned to stay for ten minutes… I was there for 12 hours. It was a good day.’

Colette is one of Australia’s most acclaimed actors, starring in The Sixth Sense, Little Miss Sunshine, The Hours, Knives Out and the television series United States of Tara.

She was nominated for an Oscar for The Sixth Sense and won an Emmy for United States of Tara, for which she also picked up a Golden Globe. 

Galafassi and Collette were married with Buddhist rituals on her property at Berry on the NSW south coast less than a year after they met, in January 2003.

The ceremony was followed by a weekend of partying which featured dancing monks, fireworks and a vegetarian banquet for 100 guests. 

Collette and Galafassi are pictured at a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief in New York in 2013

Collette and Galafassi are pictured at a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch A Thief in New York in 2013

Actor Rachel Griffiths, who starred alongside Collette in Muriel’s Wedding, was among those to attend the nuptials. 

Sydney-born Collette, who is also a singer and songwriter, subsequently formed a band with Galafassi, who comes from the NSW mid north coast town of Port Macquarie.

The couple has not performed or released any music since 2007.

Their daughter Sage Florence was born in January 2008 and son Arlo Robert in April 2011.

The normally private Collette spoke about marriage and monogamy in an interview in September 2018, when she and Galafassi had been together more than 15 years.

At the time Collette was appearing in the British TV series Wanderlust in which she played a counsellor desperately trying to save her marriage after a cycling accident.

The couple were married with Buddhist rituals on her property at Berry on the NSW south coast less than a year after they met, in January 2003

The couple were married with Buddhist rituals on her property at Berry on the NSW south coast less than a year after they met, in January 2003

Collette and Galafassi lived in Sydney in the 2000s before moving to Los Angeles and returning to Sydney.

In December 2019, Collette revealed Galafassi had been involved in a life-threatening motorcycle accident in NSW.

‘Recently my husband had a devastating motorbike accident,’ she wrote on Instagram. ‘He’s now recovering slowly but well. We’re so lucky to still have him.’

Collette thanked NSW Ambulance and Toll Ambulance Rescue for saving her husband’s life.

In December 2019, Collette revealed Galafassi had been involved in a life-threatening motorcycle accident in NSW

In December 2019, Collette revealed Galafassi had been involved in a life-threatening motorcycle accident in NSW

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