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Simon Baker’s ex Laura May Gibbs joins Pete Evans’ wife Nicola at her yoga retreat

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They are both outspoken anti-vaxxers. 

So it was only a matter of time before Simon Baker’s ex-girlfriend Laura May Gibbs struck up a friendship with Pete Evans’ wife Nicola.

Activewear designer Laura, 36, revealed on Instagram on Tuesday she’d spent the weekend at Nicola’s ‘Wild One’ wellness retreat in the Byron Bay hinterland, sharing a gallery of photos documenting her off-grid experience.  

Simon Baker's anti-vaxxer ex Laura May Gibbs (right) spent the weekend at a wellness retreat run by Pete Evans' wife Nicola in Byron Bay. Pictured with the retreat's yoga instructor Fee

Simon Baker’s anti-vaxxer ex Laura May Gibbs (right) spent the weekend at a wellness retreat run by Pete Evans’ wife Nicola in Byron Bay. Pictured with the retreat’s yoga instructor Fee  

Clad in a yellow-and-purple bandeau bikini, Laura posed at a secluded creek alongside fellow retreat-goers, before jumping into the water for a swim.

She also shared a photo of herself inside a red-light therapy chamber, another picture of a plate of vegetables, and a video of herself hitting a large gong. 

‘Off grid and on retreat @wild.one.retreats,’ she wrote.

Off-grid: Laura spent the weekend at Nicola's 'Wild One' wellness retreat in the Byron Bay hinterland. Pictured: Nicola Evans

Off-grid: Laura spent the weekend at Nicola’s ‘Wild One’ wellness retreat in the Byron Bay hinterland. Pictured: Nicola Evans 

Back to nature: Clad in a yellow-and-purple bandeau bikini, Laura (right) posed at a secluded creek alongside fellow retreat-goers, before jumping into the water for a swim

Back to nature: Clad in a yellow-and-purple bandeau bikini, Laura (right) posed at a secluded creek alongside fellow retreat-goers, before jumping into the water for a swim

Alternative therapies: She also shared a photo of herself inside a red-light therapy chamber

Spiritual experience: Laura tried her hand at Tibetan singing bowl meditation

Alternative therapies: She also shared a photo of herself inside a red-light therapy chamber (left) and trying out Tibetan singing bowl meditation (right)

‘I tapped out to tap in, a weekend yoga immersion with sound healings, saunas, DMT breathwork, sunrise tea ceremony and an abundance of creek swims and connecting with Mother Earth, Pachamama!’

Laura thanked Nicola for being ‘the most magical host’, praising the self-proclaimed ‘nutrition mermaid’ for her ‘ceremonies and knowledge of the land’. 

‘We ate delicious organic and foraged food that nourished our bodies and souls for days. There are no yoga photos but I promise we practiced a lot, between the daily rituals and self care schedule!’ she continued.   

Splashing about: The Byron Bay businesswoman filmed herself wading through the creek in the tiny swimsuit

Splashing about: The Byron Bay businesswoman filmed herself wading through the creek in the tiny swimsuit  

'We ate delicious organic and foraged food that nourished our bodies and souls for days': Laura shared this photo of a plate of vegetables

‘We ate delicious organic and foraged food that nourished our bodies and souls for days’: Laura shared this photo of a plate of vegetables 

Holistic: 'I tapped out to tap in, a weekend yoga immersion with sound healings, saunas, DMT breathwork, sunrise tea ceremony and an abundance of creek swims and connecting with Mother Earth, Pachamama!' Laura wrote. Pictured: Laura posing at the retreat with fellow guests

Holistic: ‘I tapped out to tap in, a weekend yoga immersion with sound healings, saunas, DMT breathwork, sunrise tea ceremony and an abundance of creek swims and connecting with Mother Earth, Pachamama!’ Laura wrote. Pictured: Laura posing at the retreat with fellow guests 

Laura, who recently attended a rally against mandates for the life-saving Covid-19 vaccine said she was feeling ‘grateful for nature’s medicine’. 

‘Nic said to me last night, ‘Rebirth through the earth’ when talking about her work on the land, and I feel that’s the perfect name for this retreat.’   

Nicola, a former glamour model from New Zealand, has been married to sacked My Kitchen Rules judge and fellow vocal anti-vaxxer Pete Evans since 2016. 

Praise: In her caption, Laura thanked Nicola for being 'the most magical host', praising the self-proclaimed 'nutrition mermaid' for her 'ceremonies and knowledge of the land

Praise: In her caption, Laura thanked Nicola for being ‘the most magical host’, praising the self-proclaimed ‘nutrition mermaid’ for her ‘ceremonies and knowledge of the land 

Couple: Nicola has been married to sacked My Kitchen Rules judge and vocal anti-vaxxer Pete Evans (right) since 2016

Couple: Nicola has been married to sacked My Kitchen Rules judge and vocal anti-vaxxer Pete Evans (right) since 2016

While Nicola and Pete appear to be still going strong, Laura’s love life has been less than rosy this year.  

Laura quietly split from Mentalist star Simon Baker earlier this year, months after going public with their romance in February. 

The Byron Bay businesswoman has since denied rumours the actor broke up with her because she attended an anti-vaccine mandate protest.

Having her say: It comes after Laura recently denied rumours Simon (left) broke up with her because she attended an anti-vaccine mandate protest. Pictured in March

Having her say: It comes after Laura recently denied rumours Simon (left) broke up with her because she attended an anti-vaccine mandate protest. Pictured in March

Laura slammed this ‘false narrative’ about their split in a lengthy Instagram post last month, declaring it was ‘simply not true’.

Laura insisted their split was amicable, adding: ‘I never discuss my private life, but I will say this – the friendship and respect I share with [Simon] runs too deep for the media’s noise to have any true impact in our lives.’

The businesswoman also defended her decision to protest against vaccine mandates at the NSW-Queensland border in early November. 

Unrelated to the protest: Laura slammed this 'false narrative' about their split in a lengthy Instagram post on Monday, declaring it was 'simply not true'

Unrelated to the protest: Laura slammed this ‘false narrative’ about their split in a lengthy Instagram post on Monday, declaring it was ‘simply not true’ 

The demonstration was part of a series of rallies across the country against mandatory Covid jabs for certain industries and occupations.

‘I care about these people. I care about my staff and community, without division or prejudice,’ she wrote.

‘Regardless of our differences we are moving through this time together. The decisions being made by those in power effect all of us, including our children and their future freedoms.’ 

Still friends: Laura insisted their split was amicable, adding: 'The friendship and respect I share with [Simon] runs too deep for the media's noise to have any true impact in our lives'

Splitsville: The reason for their split has not been made public. Simon is pictured on November 4, 2021, in Sydney

Still friends: Laura insisted their split was amicable, adding: ‘The friendship and respect I share with [Simon] runs too deep for the media’s noise to have any true impact in our lives’

'I won't apologise': She also defended her decision to protest against vaccine mandates at the NSW-Queensland border in early November (pictured at the demonstration). The demonstration was part of a series of rallies across the country against mandatory Covid jabs for certain industries and occupations

‘I won’t apologise’: She also defended her decision to protest against vaccine mandates at the NSW-Queensland border in early November (pictured at the demonstration). The demonstration was part of a series of rallies across the country against mandatory Covid jabs for certain industries and occupations

Laura said she’d long been an advocate for ‘freedom of speech and choice’ – even before vaccine mandates were put in place.

She wrote: ‘I won’t apologise for voicing my concerns, when I see so many struggling, losing their livelihoods and being silenced, shamed and ridiculed for wanting to ask questions.’

‘Activism is important to me, I’ve attended numerous environmental rallies and Indigenous rights protests, and taken action in all of these areas. If the media is going to cover issues I make a stand on, then report the full scope of the matter – and while you’re at it, lead with my name,’ she added. 

Controversy: Laura made headlines in October after her activewear brand Nagnata announced it would not reopen its Byron Bay store until unvaccinated customers were allowed to enter

Controversy: Laura made headlines in October after her activewear brand Nagnata announced it would not reopen its Byron Bay store until unvaccinated customers were allowed to enter

Her post comes a week after Simon’s spokesperson confirmed he and Laura had quietly parted ways several months ago. 

The reason for their split has not been made public.  

The couple were last pictured together in August, laughing and joking during a trip to the beach in Byron Bay.       

Simon and Laura first sparked romance rumours in February after they were pictured frolicking in the surf together in Byron Bay.

The pair are said to have met in Byron, where Laura’s sustainable fashion design studio is based near his farm in Nashua.  

Home grown: The couple met in Byron, where her sustainable fashion design studio is based near his farm in Nashua

Home grown: The couple met in Byron, where her sustainable fashion design studio is based near his farm in Nashua 

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