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Michael Shelford and Antonia Thomas’ Relationship- Was He Really Her Partner?

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Antonia Thomas, the English actress known for her role as Dr. Claire Brown in The Good Doctor, keeps her personal details to herself. So, fans often wonder about her relationship status.

Well, good news for her fans keen to know about her love life. In an interview, the actress acknowledged about her relationship status.

Revealed She Has a Partner

In an interview with Hello Magazine in 2022, the actress gave a slight hint at her love life. She spent four years filming in Vancouver, where she’d made a life.

Thomas revealed that she had a community of friends, a cat, and a boyfriend there. To be closer to her family, she bounced between London and Vancouver. Other than that, she has not revealed who her partner is.

But in the late 2010s, she was rumored to be dating a professional photographer, Michael Shelford. The rumors started due to his frequent appearances in her social media posts.

For instance, she was on a video call with her cat and Shelford in August 2017. Captioning the post, she wrote, “Celebrating international cat day over FaceTime.”

Likewise, in November 2016, she revealed in an interview with Paste Magazine that she had a boyfriend.

While talking about her role as Evie on Lovesick, she talked about how her character was completely opposite to what she was in real life.

While Evie was uncomfortable with being over-emotional about anything, Thomas was very open with her family, friends, and boyfriend. She stated, “If I have an issue, I talk about it.”

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Here’s Why People Believed Thomas and Shelford Were a Thing

It was not a random rumor that suggested Shelford and Thomas were a thing. Fans believed something was cooking between them because of the frequent posts they made for one another.

As of 2022, it had already been four years of her living in Vancouver, so she might have moved there around 2017 or 2018.

Likewise, in September 2017, the photographer shared a few photos, one of which featured Thomas, and wrote, ” It’s usually [expletive] when your girlfriend has to move abroad for work. But then she’s moved to Canada so it’s not all bad.”

Antonia’s Partner Missed Her When She Moved To Canada [Photo: Twitter]

Also, Thomas has shared pictures of Shelford since 2014, and they even attended a wedding together in July 2016. Furthermore, in March 2018, he tweeted, “When your girlfriend decided to write and a make a short film she doesn’t cut corners.. ‘proud’ doesn’t even begin to cover it,” and shared her picture.

He used to tweet about his lover a number of times, but he referred to Thomas as his girlfriend twice. On the other hand, she just shared his pictures. So, the true nature of their relationship remains a mystery as none of them have spoken anything.

On the other hand, the actress was also linked with her on-screen lover. Speculations regarding Antonia’s relationship with Rege-Jean Page started to brew when the two attended the 2016 Emmy Award.

The actress shared her experience on Twitter, referring to the actor as her partner in crime. However, neither of the celebrities made any comment regarding the subject.

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Michael Is a Professional Photographer

Thomas’s alleged lover is from London, England. His studio is based in Bermondsey, South London, where Michael has worked for over three years.

According to his LinkedIn profile, the photographer is also a self-employed professional actor. He has been working for 15 years since January 2008.

Michael Likes To Take Pictures Whenever He can [Photo: Instagram]

Further, his photography career began in 2009, and the talented personality has been dedicated to the field for the last 15 years.

The photographer attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and graduated from the University of Exter with a Bachelor of Arts.

Not much is known about his family background as he has not shared any details regarding his parents as of this writing.