SA influencer Tamara Francesco

Image: Tamara Francesconi and Ed Westwick – Via Twitter @PortalGGBrazil

SA influencer Tamara Francesconi calls it quits with actor Ed Westwick

‘Gossip Girl’ actor Ed Westwick has split from South African influencer Tamara Francesconi after almost two years of dating.

SA influencer Tamara Francesco

Image: Tamara Francesconi and Ed Westwick – Via Twitter @PortalGGBrazil

Ed Westwick has split from London-based South African influencer Tamara Francesconi. The couple reportedly went their separate ways this week after almost two years of dating, with the 25-year-old influencer said to have been the one who pulled the plug on the romance, MailOnline have claimed.

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Westwick hasn’t commented on the news, but the 34-year-old actor put on a brave face to attend the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London on Wednesday 1 September.

And though she hasn’t spoken out directly, Francesconi hinted things weren’t all going smoothly for her with a cryptic Instagram post this week.

She shared a video of Oprah Winfrey, in which the media mogul said:

When people show you who they really are, why don’t you believe them? Why must you be shown 29 times before you can see who they really are. Why can’t you get it the first time when people show you who they are? Believe them the first time.


Meanwhile, the former Gossip Girl actor recently admitted he had suffered “a little bit of depression” during the coronavirus pandemic as restrictions limiting social contact took their toll on his mental health.

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Asked if he found lockdown a struggle, he said:

Definitely. I’ve been one of the fortunate ones because I’ve been able to travel a bit through the States for different work appointments and stuff like that. But I think it’s the idea that you can’t do things that really messes with you. You feel like you’re in prison a little bit. So yeah, a little bit of depression has kicked in at times.

I’m one of the lucky ones though, I can’t imagine how it has been for certain people. It’s just a dreadful time.

At the time, Westwick said he couldn’t wait to embrace a normal life again. He said:

[I want to do] everything. I want to go to a concert, I want to go and see a movie. I want to be able to travel freely. I want to hug strangers.I want to do everything I can again.