If you’re familiar with the controversy surrounding the marriage of young Hollywood actress Mia Goth, then Shia LaBeouf is no strange name to you. An American performance artist, filmmaker, and award-winning actor, LaBeouf is widely known for playing the role of Louis Stevens in the Disney Channel series, Even Stevens. The role earned LaBeouf a Young Artist Award nomination (2001) and a Daytime Emmy Award win in 2003. The actor’s love life has always been newsworthy. As such, it was a big story when it emerged in September 2018 that he’s parting ways with his wife.
The Actor Met His Ex-wife on The Set of Nymphomaniac in 2012
In the wake of his divorce with British-born actress, Mia Goth, so much has gone over the roof concerning what many perceive to be a pattern in LaBeouf’s relationships. After meeting on the set of Nymphomaniac in 2012, Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth began a romantic relationship that culminated in marriage in October 2016. Although the details have been vague, their failed marriage has continued to pique the interest of many as they were only life partners for 23 months; they filed for divorce in September of 2018.
Goth isn’t the first famous woman the actor has loved. Before their relationship, Shia had dated a good number of incredible women, including the famous singer, Rihanna, in 2007. Five years earlier, he dated American actress and humanitarian, Hilary Duff, and from 2004 to 2007, he was in a relationship with China Brezner. More so, the actor also had a brief relationship with American actress Lauren Hastings, in the following year. Other Hollywood stars LaBeouf has dated include American actress and model, Megan Fox. Additionally, he has had flings with Isabel Lucas, Carey Mulligan, and Karolyn Pho.
Shia LaBeouf Started Dating FKA Twigs After He Parted Ways With Mia
FKA Twigs is an English singer-songwriter, who was born on the 16th of January 1988. Although she is popular as FKA Twigs, her real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett. The British singer has been active in the entertainment industry since 2004 and was once in a relationship with actor Robert Pattinson. Reports have it that Twigs began dating the English actor sometime in September 2014, and it was rumored that they were engaged at some point, but what was confirmed was their split in 2017. It was after this that the singer began a relationship with Shia, precisely in September 2018, a few days after Shia confirmed his divorce from Mia Goth.
As the story goes, Shia and FKA Twigs met on the set of Honey Boy in 2018. They started dating after Shia’s split from Mia, and it was reported that they were happy together. But then, it wasn’t a relationship that was meant to thrive. In June 2019, it emerged that the lovers had drifted apart. From what we gathered, they decided to put the relationship on hold as FKA had serious career engagements and was committed to it.
The Actor Could Be Getting Back With His Former Wife
After it was confirmed that Shia LaBeouf and FKA Twigs had drifted apart, he was seen with a mystery woman at Kanye West’s exclusive Sunday Service, and they seem to be more lovers than friends. Before anyone could confirm who the woman was, and her deal with the actor, he was seen with his ex-wife in Los Angeles.
This was in March 2020, and apart from kissing and cuddling amorously, LaBeouf and Goth had their wedding rings on. Because of this, it has been concluded in several quarters that the actor is working towards uniting with his ex-wife. As you would soon learn, his career has been as busy as his love life.
Shia LaBeouf Began His Career as a Standup Comedian
Shia Saide LaBeouf was born on June 11, 1986, in Los Angeles, California, to the family of Jeffrey Craig and Shayna LaBeouf, both of Cajun French and Ashkenazi Jewish descent, respectively. His mother, Shayna, was a ballerina who later became a visual artist and clothing jewelry designer. While his father, Jeffrey, fought in the Vietnam War and later worked several jobs. As an only child, LaBeouf was raised in Los Angeles in a conservative Christian family, but he describes himself as Jewish and rightly so.
Growing up, LaBeouf attended 32nd Street Visual and Performing Arts Magnet in Los Angeles (LAUSD). Also, he attended Alexander Hamilton High School, where he graduated from in 2003. Before launching out as an actor, LaBeouf began his career, practicing comedy mostly around his neighborhood. As he puts it, it was an escapist move from a hostile environment. In 1996, he began performing stand-up at comedy clubs and soon found a manager through the Yellow Pages.
Not long after that, the youngster delved into acting. His first appearances were in 1998. He appeared as Ethan in an episode of the TV series, Caroline in the City. In the same year, LaBeouf was featured as Cal and Wyatt in The Christmas Path and Monkey Business, respectively.
Playing Louis Anthony Stevens In 65 Episodes of Even Stevens Made Him a Mainstream Actor
Shia LaBeouf has been a part of several movies and TV series and has equally hosted two episodes of Saturday Night Live in April 2007 and May 2008. So far, the actor has accrued over 50 acting credits. His most recent credits include Honey Boy, The Peanut Butter Falcon, The Tax Collector, and Pieces of a Woman. Given the height he has attained in the competitive industry, it is hard to imagine that he was once a struggling actor.
All that changed when he began playing Louis Stevens in 2002. He portrayed that character in 65 episodes of the comedy-family TV series that aired on Disney Channel. The role won him an Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s series and nominations for Young Artist and Young Star Awards.
Role in the Transformers Series and Other Works That Has Sustained His Relevance
Asides movies and TV shows, the actor have equally voiced characters in video games such as Surf’s Up (2007), Transformers: The Game (2007), and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009). He also starred on the Transformers film series between 2007 and 2011. The actor was the main protagonist of the blockbuster science fiction film, wherein he played Sam Witwicky. He reprised the role in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011).
Other films and TV shows he has appeared in include Borg vs McEnroe (2017), Man Down (2015), Fury (2014), The Company You Keep (2012), Eagle Eye (2008), Disturbia (2007), Surf’s Up (2007), and of course, Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013), where he met his ex-wife, Mia Goth. Of all the movies he has appeared in, Shia LaBeouf has directed at least 9, produced not less than 6, and has been credited as a writer on at least 4. As expected, all that hasn’t gone unnoticed as LeBeouf has clinched 16 wins out of over 51 award nominations and still counting.