Married actor Dominic West has raised eyebrows after he was spotted kissing actress Lily James in Rome over the weekend.
In photos obtained by the Daily Mail, West, 50, and James, 31, looked rather cosy as they toured the city together on an electric scooter. They were later seen dining at a restaurant, where West was photographed kissing the Yesterday star.
According to publication, the couple — who will soon star opposite each other in the British miniseries The Pursuit of Love — spent two nights together at the swanky Hotel de la Ville, which is a two-minute walk away from the famed Spanish Steps.
West is best known for his role in the Showtime drama The Affair, playing Noah Solloway who embarks on a relationship with the much younger Alison Bailey (played by Ruth Wilson).
The British actor has been married to Irish landscape designer Catherine FitzGerald since 2010, and they share four children together: daughters Dora, 13, and Christabel, seven, and sons Senan, 12, and son Francis, 11.
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West also has a 22-year-old daughter, Martha, from a previous relationship.
The Daily Mail reported that at the time of his outing with James, West was not wearing his wedding ring. He has not publicly announced if he and his wife of 10 years have separated.
Meanwhile, James is fresh from her split with The Crown star Matt Smith. The couple dated for five years before sparking breakup rumours in December 2019. It’s believed they attempted to reconcile in May before going their separate ways again.
In July, the actress sparked dating rumours with Captain America star Chris Evans. The rumoured couple were seen sharing a cab after a night out in London. Days later they were spotted taking a stroll in a London park as they ate ice-cream.
Don’t expect James to publicly address her dating life anytime soon. In a new interview with UK Harper’s Bazaar, it was noted that the actress was not open to discussing her private life.
“Don’t be obsessed by boys!” she said in the November 2020 issue of the magazine. “Hang out with your girl mates. And don’t take everything so seriously — be kind to yourself.”
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