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Sam Neill is a famous actor and businessman from New Zealand. Jurassic Park fans worldwide might recognize him from his role as Dr. Alan Grant in the movies. Furthermore, he has also worked in television series, notably the Peaky Blinders. In addition, Sam has been nominated for the Golden Globe Awards thrice and the Primetime Emmy Awards twice for his contribution to the acting industry.
Apart from his remarkable acting career, Sam has been in the news regarding his relationship and marriage. Neill was in a brief relationship with actress Lisa Harrow from 1980 to 1989. However, after the split, he married a Japanese make-up artist, Noriko Watanabe, and was married for almost three decades.
Unfortunately, the couple divorced in 2017, and since then, Sam has been dating Australian political journalist Laura Tingle. So in today’s article, let’s discuss some interesting facts about Sam Neill’s partner, Laura Tingle. Are they still together?
Is A News Correspondent For ABC
Laura Margaret Tingle was born on 14th February 1961 in Sydney. She is the youngest child of her parents, Pam Chivers and John Tingle. After completing her education, Laura started her journey as a news personality in the early 1980s, working as a cadet journalist in Australian Financial Review.
In 1987, Laura Tingle joined The Australian newspaper as an economics correspondent. Sam Neill’s girlfriend bounced back and forth between the two news sites for a long time. However, in 2018, Tingle was appointed the chief political correspondent of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Since then, Laura has been a key figure for the ABC news filling in whenever required.
The journalist might have made a significant sum of money from her outstanding career. Therefore, Laura Tingle’s net worth must be very considerable and sound. On the other hand, her partner Sam Neill‘s net worth is $18 million.
Daughter of A Politician/Journalist
Laura Tingle is following in her father’s footsteps. Her dad, John Saxon Tingle, is a former Australian journalist, broadcaster, and politician. He began his career as a broadcaster and news editor at Deniliquin from 1949 to 1951. Similarly, he decided to join ABC in 1951 and worked as the supervisor and chief of staff until 1968.
Furthermore, Laura Tingle’s father is also the founding member of the political Shooters Party in New South Wales. John served in the party for eleven years before finally resigning in 2006. Her dad passed seven bills successfully. He was even appointed to the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal.
Laura is one of three children of John and seems to be the only one who followed in his footsteps.
Sam Neill’s Partner Is A Writer
Laura is also a talented writer apart from being a successful journalist and broadcaster. She has contributed to the Quarterly Essay (an Australian periodical aligned between a magazine and non-fiction book) four times, questioning the government.
Furthermore, Laura also has written and published two books, In Search of Good Government: Great Expectations & Political Amnesia and Chasing The Future: Recession, Recovery, And The New Politics In Australia. Both of Sam Neill’s girlfriend’s books are well-appreciated and talked about by the critics.
Well, sales from these books might have also helped increased Laura Tingle’s net worth.
Was Married To Alan Ramsey
Before finding love with the Jurrasic Park star, Sam Neill’s partner, Laura Tingle was married to another man. She was previously married to late journalist Alan Graham Ramsey, for over three decades. The couple married in 1995 in an auspicious wedding ceremony. However, their marriage didn’t last forever, and the pair divorced each other in 2017.
Unfortunately, Laura Tingle’s ex-husband, Alan, died on 24th November 2020 at the age of 82. He was suffering from dementia and spent the last moments of his life in a nursing home in New South Wales.
Has A Daughter
During her marital life of over thirty years with Alan Ramsey, Laura and her ex-husband welcomed a baby girl, Tosca Ramsey. Going through her photos, we can see that she has already grown up.
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Laura’s daughter is active on Instagram but has set the account to private. She has only 384 followers. It looks like Tosca prefers to stay away from the media and limelight, unlike her mother. Furthermore, Laura shared Tosca’s post where her daughter had acknowledged Alan’s role in her life after his death.
Dating Sam Neill
After her divorce from Alan, Laura dated Kiwi actor and director Sam Neill. The love birds started their relationship in 2017. The pair were seen kissing each other in public while Sam was still married to Noriko. However, after Sam’s divorce, he and Laura started attending public events and award ceremonies together.
On the other hand, in 2021, few reports suggested that the two had gone their separate ways, but this wasn’t confirmed by either party. However, the following month, the pair attended a public event together ending speculations about their split.
Anyways, Laura always kept her relationship with Sam under the radar. Even though they appeared together in public at various functions, both Laura and Sam never spoke openly about their bond. We assume that Laura is still Sam Neill’s girlfriend and the pair are happy with each other in their lives.
Is No Stranger With Controversies
As a high-profile journalist, it is no surprise that Laura Tingle has encountered a lot of controversies. She prefers to speak her mind and doesn’t shy away from making bold statements. However, this has brought Laura many problems and backlash from the media and politicians.
In 2022, Tingle was appointed as the chair of the National Press Club. The Media Show host Jack Houghton called it a disgrace in itself. In addition, he mentioned that it is a critical position that must be given to steady hands in journalism. He added the position must not go to Laura, who labeled the Australian prime minister a smug and ideological bastard.
— Laura Tingle (@latingle) February 1, 2022
Furthermore, she also addressed PM Scott Morrison publicly, asking if he would apologize for his mistakes after being the Prime Minister. Of course, the media didn’t take this fondly, but Morrison took it positively, taking a fair share of the criticism.
Due to her fearless and open nature, Laura is a popular and controversial figure in Australian politics and journalism. However, this attitude has garnered her a lot of fans and followers. She is very popular on Instagram with over 35.7K followers.
Nevertheless, we wish Sam Neill’s partner all the best for her career as a journalist in the future.Articles, Celebrity Babies, Celebrity Feuds, Celebrity Siblings, Entertainment, Richest Celebrities, Keep In Touch With eCelebritymirror.