Re­vealed, an­i­mal at­trac­tion of Scots star and new lover

McKidd, 44, poses with ac­tivist part­ner, 29

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - News - By Mag­gie O’Neill

HE fi­nalised his di­vorce from his wife of 17 years only two weeks ago.

But Scot­tish ac­tor Kevin McKidd, 44, has al­ready re­vealed that he is in a new re­la­tion­ship – with the same mys­tery wo­man he was seen kiss­ing out­side a cafe in Cal­i­for­nia 16 months ago.

To­day, The Scot­tish Mail on Sun­day can re­veal that she is 29-year-old an­i­mal rights ac­tivist Arielle Gol­drath.

Grey’s Anatomy and Trainspott­ing star McKidd, orig­i­nally from El­gin, Mo­ray, re­leased a pic­ture on so­cial me­dia to his 1.1 mil­lion fol­low­ers of his new girl­friend, while the pair were out horserid­ing.

In the photo, McKidd and Miss Gol­drath were sport­ing cow­boy hats and his In­sta­gram and Twit­ter posts said: ‘Happy New Year to ev­ery­one, love from us! Love you all!! #forever­cow­boys #newyearnew­be­gin­nings.’

Miss Gol­drath lives in Topanga, just out­side Los An­ge­les, and is the co-owner of the Canyon Girls Cater­ing com­pany. It sup­plies food to the film in­dus­try and could be how she and McKidd met.

Ac­cord­ing to some of McKidd’s fans, she also bears more than a pass­ing re­sem­blance to his ex-wife, Jane Parker.

Miss Gol­drath fre­quently posts links to pe­ti­tions that are aimed to­wards fur­ther­ing LGBTQ and an­i­mal rights on her Face­book page. She also posts pic­tures of her­self horserid­ing and of her dog, which McKidd has been spot­ted walk­ing. But she has not gone pub­lic with any pho­tos or com­ments con­firm­ing their re­la­tion­ship.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Miss Parker filed for di­vorce from McKidd dur­ing the sum­mer of 2016 only weeks be­fore their wed­ding an­niver­sary and their split was made of­fi­cial on De­cem­ber 22 last year.

The pair mar­ried in 1999 and have a son Joseph, 17, and 15year-old daugh­ter Iona. Their di­vorce saw McKidd agree­ing to pay more than £16,000 a month in child sup­port, as well as for pri­vate school and sum­mer camp, and just shy of £50,000 a month in spousal sup­port.

They will share joint cus­tody of their chil­dren and, although they both have their own homes, the cou­ple will also ‘ro­tate in and out’ of the fam­ily prop­erty in Mal­ibu so their chil­dren can con­tinue to live there without con­stantly trav­el­ling, in what is de­scribed as a ‘nest­ing ar­range­ment’. In ad­di­tion, McKidd will pay 20 per cent of his an­nual in­come – around £2,211,000 – to his ex-wife. When the chil­dren turn 18, he will no longer have to pay child sup­port, but McKidd will have to up his spousal sup­port pay­ments by £9,000 a month for four years.

In 2016, he was seen kiss­ing a ‘mys­tery wo­man’ at acafe in Los Feliz, Cal­i­for­nia. It is not known if he had split from his wife then.

The break-up was a sur­prise, as McKidd had seemed adept at bal­anc­ing his act­ing ca­reer along­side his fam­ily du­ties.

Af­ter the suc­cess of Train­pot­ting, in which he played Tommy, he strug­gled to find reg­u­lar work, sup­port­ing his fam­ily by labour­ing.

The ac­tor, who once worked in an El­gin dis­tillery, moved to the US af­ter land­ing the role of Ro­man soldier turned politi­cian Lucius Vorenus in HBO’s Rome. But when his solo show, Jour­ney­man, was can­celled half­way through its first sea­son, McKidd was so broke he nearly moved back to Bri­tain.

He was orig­i­nally of­fered a guest role in Grey’s Anatomy, which has now lasted nine years. He has also di­rected 18 episodes.

The iden­tity of his new girl­friend had puz­zled his fol­low­ers, with many dis­ap­pointed it was not his for­mer Grey’s Anatomy screen wife, ac­tress San­dra Oh.

Some asked if it was Jen­nifer Anis­ton and one com­mented: ‘She looks just like his ex.’

‘She looks just like his ex’

AN ITEM: McKidd in Grey’s Anatomy and above, Miss Gol­drath

HOME ON THE RANGE: The newly posted photo of Kevin McKidd and Arielle Gol­drath, left. Some fans think she looks like for­mer wife Jane Parker, above

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