Over the last few years, each time we saw Brit actor Chiwetel Ejiofor on the red carpet, he was holding hands with his longtime love, Canadian actress Sari Mercer. But not only has Ejiofor parted ways from Mercer, but he’s also moved on with someone new pretty fast.
According to the UK’s Mirror, the couple split in September. A source said, “It’s sad but the relationship came to a natural end. Sari was always such a big part of his life so it was definitely a big surprise to hear they had separated.”
But despite Mercer’s role in his life, Ejiofor isn’t out here sulking over the split. He’s already found a new lady whom he was spotted with in Manhattan over the weekend. The two held hands on the street and smiled as they took in the New York City sights and sounds. And while heading to the premiere of his new film The Martian on Sunday, the two stepped out together again. Ejiofor in a gray checkered suit, the mystery boo in a beautiful red minidress, holding hands. The two are quite the striking pair and seemed pretty into each other–even if Ejiofor and Mercer just ended their romance a mere two weeks ago. Ejiofor didn’t say anything about the new lady in his life while at the event and walking the carpet, but that smirk definitely says a lot.
Check out more images of the new couple at The Martian premiere: