I mentioned Thom Yorke at the end of the previous post about Oscar Isaac and how he’s rarely on a red carpet. Which is why I’m turning this into a standalone post. Thom Yorke showed up at the Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere in LA this weekend. Thom Yorke on a red carpet, not an everyday occurrence. Thom Yorke on a red carpet with his girlfriend, Italian actress Dajana Roncione, also not an everyday occurrence. I think it might actually be a first time occurrence? You can tell that it doesn’t happen often – or not at all – because of how hilariously uncomfortable he looks. I can’t remember Thom ever walking a carpet with his longtime partner Rachel Owens. But that’s where our story takes a sad turn. Thom and Rachel announced their amicable separation in 2015. She died of cancer late last year. The 20th anniversary reissue of OK Computer, released this past summer, was dedicated to her.
As for Thom and Dajana, they started dating before Rachel passed away. She was in Radiohead’s video for Lift earlier this year alongside his daughter Agnes, now 13. And while his face isn’t showing it, Thom is happy again. I’m happy that he’s happy.