A few days ago, Dominic West and Lily James made headlines after being spotted turtling and kissing in Rome. Today, the actor appeared for the first time since the incident with his wife Catherine FitzGerald and made an unusual statement.
Dominic West, 50, seems to want to pull himself out of the affair in the truest sense of the word with the latest photos. After he was photographed a few days ago kissing strangers and without a wedding ring with fellow actor Lily James, 31, in Rome, he returned to England on Tuesday (October 13) to his wife Catherine FitzGerald, 49. There the couple presented themselves for the first time after Appearance of the scandal photos the reporters waiting in front of their house.
Dominic West: “Our marriage is strong”
“Our marriage is strong and we are still together,” the couple said on Tuesday morning at 10:30 am in front of their home in Wiltshire, according to DailyMail. The landscape designer then handed the journalists a slip of paper with the same statement, apparently handwritten by Dominic West and signed by both. West did not answer questions from reporters about his supposed love weekend in Italy.
He’s not wearing a wedding ring
Instead, they laughed and posed for the cameras, kissed and hugged each other. While Catherine FitzGerald had her left hand, on which the wedding ring is traditionally worn in England, in her pocket, her husband’s left ring finger was clearly visible – he still does not wear the ring.
And another detail stood out: when leaving her house, the horned wife was holding a crumpled handkerchief in her hand and paused briefly before facing the photographer. A short time later she was seen driving away in a car with her husband.
Wife Catherine was “shocked and heartbroken”
As “MailOnline” claims to have found out, the 50-year-old is said to have returned home from his trip to Rome on Monday evening. Shortly before, it is said, his wife had told a friend that she was “shocked, heartbroken and devastated” after seeing pictures of Dominic and Lily in the press. “Catherine tried to speak to Dominic, but he doesn’t answer the phone. She’s totally shocked because she didn’t know anything was going on. They were still happy together, so it came as a complete surprise,” the friend explained. The couple have four children together, whose protection is presumably the top priority for Catherine FitzGerald and could explain the couple’s bizarre statement on Tuesday.
Love rumors about Lily James don’t stop
Only last week it became known that Lily James had finally separated from fellow actor Matt Smith, 37, after five years of relationship. In July she and Avengers star Chris Evans, 39, were rumored to have a relationship after they shared a taxi to his London hotel and were seen having a picnic in the park. Since July, the 31-year-old has been in front of the camera with Dominic West for the novel adaptation of “The Pursuit Of Love”. Did it spark on set?
Sources used:DailyMail, Us Weekly, Hello Magazine