Abi Titmuss is seen out for the first time in two years in LA

Abi Titmuss is seen out for the first time in two years in LA

10/21/2020

EXCLUSIVE: ‘She doesn’t want to talk about John Leslie. All that drama is behind her’: Abi Titmuss, 44, is seen out for the first time in two years in LA after her TV host ex, 55, was found not guilty of sexual assault

  • Abi’s outing came as her ex, former Blue Peter host John Leslie, was found not guilty over claims he grabbed a woman’s breasts at a Christmas party  in 2008  
  • She and and John started dating after they met in a bar on April 10, 1999
  • She was his girlfriend when he was charged with sexually assaulting another woman in 2003 and subsequently cleared 
  • After causing headlines while leaving court with John, Abi went on to feature on the front page of various lads’ magazines – including Nuts, Loaded and FHM
  • She told Femail back in 2012: ‘I didn’t think I deserved the attention, so the more money I earned, the worse I felt’
  • She is now married to musician, Ari Welkom, also 44, whom she married in 2017 – they have a son, three, together 

Actress and former nurse, Abi Titmuss was seen out for the first time in two years in Monday, after her TV host ex John Leslie was found not guilty of sexual assault. 

Sitting on some steps in a pink top and loose fitting jeans in LA, where she has lived since 2015, the Newark-on-Trent native, 44, looked happy and fresh-faced.

Abi, who now goes by the name of Abigail Evelyn, declined to comment to DailyMail.com on the court drama involving her ex back home. 

But a source said: ‘Abigail is very very happy right now. She’s married with a child and her acting career is going amazingly well and she’s loving life in Los Angeles.

‘She doesn’t want to talk about John Leslie. All that drama, that old life, is behind her, she wants to keep it in her rear view mirror.’

‘All that drama is behind her now’: Abi Titmuss, 44, was seen out for the first time in two years in LA on Monday after her TV host ex John Leslie, 55, was found not guilty of sexual assault

Quizzical: Abi sat down and read some letters in the glorious LA sunshine, where she moved in 2015, in search of a fresh start 

Abi is now married to her American musician husband of three years, Ari Welkom, also 44 – she married him in 2017 and they have a son, three. 

Her outing came as her ex boyfriend, former Blue Peter host Leslie, was found not guilty over claims he grabbed a woman’s breasts at a Christmas party in London on December 5, 2008. 

Abi and John started dating after they met in a bar in Fulham on April 10, 1999.

She was his girlfriend when he was charged with sexually assaulting another woman in 2003 and was subsequently cleared.

Abi, 44, from Newark-on-Trent, first hit the headlines when she started dating John Leslie (pictured together in 2004), having met in a bar in Fulham in April, 1999

Cleared: On Monday, Blue Peter presenter John was found not guilty by a jury over claims he grabbed a woman’s breasts at a Christmas party in central London on December 5, 2008 

The man in her life: Heavily pregnant Abi and her now husband Ari Welkom leaving his band’s concert hand in hand at the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles, California on July 5 2017

After causing headlines while leaving court with John, Abi went on to feature on the front page of various lads’ magazines – including Nuts, Loaded and FHM. 

She told Femail back in 2012: ‘I didn’t think I deserved the attention, so the more money I earned, the worse I felt.

‘I could make £30,000 for a shoot but I knew how third-rate I was. I could feel my lack of discernible talent as though I was wearing it.’ 

Moved on now: Abi was John’s girlfriend when he was charged with sexually assaulting another woman in 2003 and her presence with him in court garnered headlines 


Popular: Abi went on to feature on the front page of various lads’ magazines – including Nuts, Loaded and FHM

She continued: ‘I could make £30,000 for a shoot but I knew how third-rate I was. I could feel my lack of discernible talent as though I was wearing it’

She later told the publication: ‘Suddenly I was being offered a lot of money to do shoots. I thought I could handle it. But I couldn’t. 

‘They created this caricature of a person that I didn’t recognise. I was always the same Abigail inside. 

‘I studied Latin at school, I’m from a good family. But the image that was created was nonsense.’ 


She later told the publication: ‘Suddenly I was being offered a lot of money to do shoots. I thought I could handle it. But I couldn’t’

She continued: ‘I studied Latin at school, I’m from a good family. But the image that was created was nonsense’

Natural beauty: Make-up free Abi looked lovely in a pink top and jeans 

Safety first: She first stepped out into the sunshine wearing a mask


Upsetting: Abi, once voted the 7th sexiest woman in the world, also suffered embarrassment when a sex tape she made with John and a female model was released to the public

Abi, once voted the 7th sexiest woman in the world, also suffered embarrassment when a sex tape she made with John and a female model was released to the public. 

She later told the Daily Star: ‘I was devastated by the violation. It affected me very badly. I guess there was something accessible about me.’   

After going their separate ways around 2004, Abi then went on to work as a roving reporter for Richard and Judy, before appearing in a selection of reality shows – including Hell’s Kitchen, Celebrity Love Island and Come Dine With Me.  

The first pictures of Abi and husband Ari Welkom with their new baby in Los Angeles, California were shared in January 2018 – when they were last pictured together 

She has since managed to carve out a successful acting career in the US after battling depression. 

She decided to focus on her acting career and attended the Central School of Speech and Drama. 

Her husband Ari rose to stardom in 2005 following his appearance in Brick, alongside Joseph-Gordon Levitt. 

They met after Abi landed the role of Nurse Jackie in long running soap opera Days Of Our Lives – Ari plays Aldo in the show.

In 2015, Abi landed her biggest role to date in soap opera Days Of Our Lives, where she played Nurse Jackie (pictured)

She has also appeared in the film Girls After Dark, where she played the character of Loretta Berman.

Following their exchange of vows, Abi confessed to Hello! magazine that she was aware of the baby’s presence during their big day.

She told the publication: ‘I was aware throughout our wedding day that there were three, not two, of us experiencing it together.

‘The baby is able to hear now and it was lovely to think he or she could have been listening to us making our vows.

‘When the harpist started to play, I could feel him or her moving around.’   

Abi seen wearing her wedding dress as she arrived to her wedding ceremony in Malibu on 7 May 2017

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