After three full days of drama, Dominic West, Lily James and Catherine FitzGerald went silent towards the tailend of last week. It was one week ago when the Daily Mail published photos of Lily and Dominic’s dirty weekend in Rome, where they were playing grab-ass and making out and riding scooters. By Monday evening, Dominic had flown home to England to his wife Catherine. Tuesday morning, Catherine and Dominic posed for a “happily married” photocall outside of their home which was awkward AF. They also produced a handwritten note declaring that their marriage was fine. An “eyewitness” to Dominic and Lily’s Roman holiday gave a description of all the things he/she had witnessed, and it was clear that the eyewitness was just the paparazzo shooting the photos. It was also obvious that Dominic and Lily were having a full-blown affair, regardless of whatever Dominic and Lily were telling Catherine now.
So what’s new? The Sun spoke to additional “eyewitnesses” who saw Lily and Dominic on the flight from England to Rome and yes, once again, this was a torrid affair.
Actor Dominic West was seen passionately kissing younger co-star Lily James on a busy flight. Married West, 51, and Lily, 31, snogged as they flew out to Rome, where he was later spotted nuzzling her neck in a restaurant. Pictures in The Sun of them cuddling during lunch in the Italian capital have already caused a sensation.
And a shocked witness on the BA trip said: “I recognised him instantly but wasn’t sure who she was. At first, I thought she was his daughter, as I knew he was around 50 and you could tell she was a lot younger. Within minutes of the plane leaving, they began kissing and cuddling after both removed their masks. They looked like a couple heading for a dirty weekend and they were all over each other. They were French kissing and there was a lot of necking going on.”
The businessman who saw him with Lily on the flight added: “I didn’t know who she was until I saw the story in the paper about him and her in Rome. To be honest, the reason I’m speaking out is because of that cringing statement and photocall he and his wife gave. When they were on the plane they behaved very much like a couple. He was whispering passionately in her ear while they kissed.”
The pair were also seen heading back to the airport together after the three-night stay.
There are so many elements of this which are infuriating to me. One, this is all happening during a global pandemic, and European countries are being hit hard with a second wave! Why would you remove your masks to make out on a PLANE? Why couldn’t you keep your mistress in a Bubble in London? Why fly off to Rome to play grab ass out in the open? And why lie about all of it to Catherine? Dominic West is such a douchebag, my God.
Dominic West and Lily James 'seen kissing on flight to Rome' before damning pics https://t.co/HL5jUynXi7
— Mirror Celeb (@MirrorCeleb) October 18, 2020
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Married star of The Affair, Dominic West, pictured passionately kissing Lily James in Rome https://t.co/cZLOuXGTOs pic.twitter.com/cwpCC4kC0e
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) October 12, 2020
Dominic West and wife Catherine Fitzgerald addressed reporters outside their home today by speaking to them and handing out pieces of paper saying: “We just want to say our marriage is strong and we are very much still together.” pic.twitter.com/f1gomwise8
— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) October 13, 2020
Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, WENN.
Alll i could think of was the coronavirus. It’s insane you’d be so horny you’d risk making out in a plane during a f**king pandemic.
And how inconsiderate to the other passengers and crew. They are both a-holes.
Dominic West has always been a scumbag. He’s always cheated – or at least attempted to cheat on Catherine. He just got caught this time around. He’s all about appearances and looking good. I hope Catherine decides to show him the door.
This is so weirdly tacky. Who makes out on a plane in general? So gross. Were they trying to get caught?
Agreed. Making out on a plane ranks right up there with making out in the cinema, What are you 14? In all my life of flying I have never seen airplane makeout.
Lucky you. I was once sat in the middle row on a flight from Berlin to LA and sure enough about couple of hours in, a lady and a French guy in front of us get wasted and start making out like they are alone, needless to say the woman’s teenage son and husband were sitting in a row to their left. The husband tried to intervened and stopped them but in the end angrily yet quietly asked to cabin crew to separate them and the lady fell asleep. Needless to say awkwardness was thick when we landed.
As for this mess, I can’t wait to see how Dominic will spin these photos. Maybe another hand written note on the fence?
Even in the Before Times, I always felt gross on a plane. Everything is so stale and germy. All I want to do is brush my teeth and take a shower as soon I get off. Maybe first class is a different, but I couldn’t think of a less sexy place to make out than on a commercial flight.
Right? Even in first class, the air still feels yucky and your hair goes all limp. Also, you’re in public. It’s vulgar.
Nobody is buying their lame-ass message. The body language in the pic where West and his wife are kissing is very telling, no words could be as powerful as that. He’s leaning backwards and his expression is slightly annoyed. His wife is sticking her hands in the pockets. It’s over.
I think they have an open “aristo” marriage. But embarrassing each other is a no-no. I don’t get Lily though, she’s beautiful and gets a lot of work. And she’s with a married worn old man, who is always grumpy and who obviously isn’t going to leave his wife or his lifestyle with her. But maybe a filming fling is all she wants? But again he just always seems so grumpy and hard to please – girl he is not worth that much work!
Totally. There is no way that this walking caricature of an aging lothario is the best she can do. He’s not even particularly talented or famous.
He probably smells like an old man too…
Unless they are truly in an open marriage, I hope his wife gives him the boot, and puts a different sign out on her fence.
“This home has been fumigated for cheaters.”
I’m wondering if he told Lily he was separated? There seems to be no shame or discretion on either of their parts. I just can’t imagine she‘d be openly flaunting PDA with a married man at risk of her reputation unless she’d been assured he was done with his wife.
It could also be the old “I’m planning to leave her but [lame excuse] is preventing me.” But Lily has a history of being in a room with 10 men and picking the biggest scum to take home. She has horrible taste in men.
Hasn’t she also recently been caught snorting cocaine in a park, an open public space, in the middle of the day? She doesn’t strike me as the most mature, “I’m aware my actions have consequences” human being
No, that was “hay fever” lol
She worked with him back in 2011, they share an agent (who’s apparently close enough to be Dom’s wife’s confidant and also important enough for them to travel during a pandemic to see her baby–lol so sus), they spent quite some time working together before their Rome rendezvous. I highly doubt she didn’t know he was married and not separated or w.e. There is an interview going around about what she thinks of affairs, and let’s just say her views are very much on par with Dominic’s–basically do what you want, consequences be dammed type of attitude (quotes from that interview below) They’re both douchebags imo.
“The character Rebecca, went against all norms as a woman. (She) disobeyed her husband, had affairs (and) was basically just brilliant, and that was only in the 1930s.”
“I think I make mistakes all the time, you know that’s what life’s about and I would never want to run away from a situation or be too scared to act,” she said.
“I think that it’s better to throw yourself in and make mistakes with an open heart.
“If your instincts are right even if they’re misguided, you can recover from your mistakes and learn from them.”
You can interpret these quotes how you like, but to me it seems she romanticizes being a wild woman who has affairs and isn’t afraid of the trouble she may cause from any of her actions.
(not trying to blame this all on her, Dominic is the married party here, just pointing out she’s also not an innocent party in all this).
The thing is, I can imagine a headspace where a person selfishly decides to just have affairs. I can’t understand why self-preservation wouldn’t make them more discrete.
What a brazen jerk he is. I’ve nothing but contempt for him. He doesn’t even look like a good lay! He screams unwashed body parts and selfish sexy times to me, or some tedious long action that JUST WON’T END even though it’s not good. Ugh.
His wife seems so nice too. And I’m SO JEALOUS of her hair. (mines been thinning since I’m 35…sad trombone.) I hope she’s done with him and gets a nice new man in het life wjo shares her interests and respects her.
Edit: lily gets a massive side eye from me for horrible choice in men. I would be less grossed out by her choice if she’d dropped ice cream on the sidewalk after a herd of sheep have gone by, and then scooped it back into her cone and ate it.
You are f*cking hilarious! Thank you 🙂
I am still laughing over this line:
“some tedious long action that JUST WON’T END even though it’s not good. Ugh.”
I guess we’ve all been THERE.
That was funny!
Catherine knows he cheats. He’s always cheated. It’s an accepted aspect of marriage in these circles. The wives don’t like it, but they know it happens. He is, however, expected to be discreet.
Dom will *never* leave Catherine. I would be surprised if she leaves him. At least, I’d be surprised if she leaves him now. She might wait for this to all die down and then discreetly take the children back to Ireland.
PDA on a plane is never okay. People can’t get away from you. He’s a cad.
So freaking true. I walked into my seat on a flight once and there was what I thought was a father an his daughter dressed in matching outfits. I was window seat. Her back kept bumping into me as they attempted to dry hump the entire flight. They were gross people. Unless you’re on a private jet, no excessive airplane PDA.
Lily, sweetie, just stay in England and mess around with age appropriate single dudes. We won’t judge.
Dominic is nasty and honestly won’t be surprised if we heard that they tested positive for COVID in a few days because yikes. Who snogs on a plane in normal times?
I hope Catherine cuts Dominic completely out of the will – no one will want him when he’s simply a penniless Shar Pei.
Except that, as dogs, presumably Shar Peis are loyal.
this is so tacky, I’m loving it
I wish they didn’t have kids, because I love tacky, shameless, messy celeb things like this too.
He’s a douchebag, but seriously, his wife needs to find her spine and some self-esteem.
I’m still trying to figure out why he had to show that they were together in writing. I found that very odd. Still do.
You know, when I think about it, that may be the oddest aspect of this whole thing. I mean, cheating isn’t new, open marriages aren’t new, claiming you’re in an open marriage when you’re not isn’t new…but that? That was new.
YES! Darla, you hit the nail on the head. This story is sadly, a tale as old as time for the most part. But SOME of it is VERY new and so confusing.
Yes, so true.
maybe a legal thing? like if she tries to divorce him he can show they were still good till then?
I was in Rome 2 weeks ago for 3 days and I used one of those monopattino for rent (they are not bikes) and they aren’t that expensive and pretty practical to use with an app but for sure not comfortable for two adults. How is he managing to drive around like that with her in the front of him? Why the need for them to be in one together? Were this photos intentional? Who called the paps? For sure it’s not a new thing between them. Is she trying to go public by forcing the story to become public?
I have to much free time in my hand I think. Lol
Where the eyewitnesses trying to be shady or is she not well known in the UK? Besides all of the details of their accounts that was what stood out to me?
I don’t think this is shade. She’s simply not well known in the UK. She was a minor character in the later seasons of Downton Abbey and has been a supporting character in a few forgettable films. I mean this in the nicest possible way but remove the make up and showbiz fashion and she’s also not particularly distinctive looking so I imagine she can wander around relatively incognito. Whereas Dominic West is relatively well-known from years of tv and film and is very distinctive looking. This is definitely the biggest thing to happen to her career so far.
Also, I think women change their look from part to part more. He looks the same whatever he is in.
Lol the Mirror left out the best pic, which is Lilly packing the dress she had just worn on the scooter with Dominic into her tote at the airport. It really did seem like they got alerted to the affair story and tried to hurry their cheating bums home.
Unless I’m reading it wrong, this was on their way to Rome from London. So these were taken before the scooter pictures.
Well now I don’t know what to believe! Lol
When the pictures from the airport first went around on twitter, it mentioned they were taken after it happened. It would make sense too since they are dressed with more layers at the airport on their way to England where it’s cooler temperature.
Also how would the paps know they were at the airport when they just landed? To me it would again make more sense if they followed them around to the airport after their affair pics blew up.
But again, who knows.
Are the pictures from the London airport or from the Rome airport?
I think you were right the first time, my bad. The Sun story quoted above said the witness saw them flying out to Rome together, and I took it to mean that’s when these photos were taken.
People’s website says the photos are of them on Oct 12 at the Rome airport (on their way back to London.) The photos of them on the scooter were taken on October 11th.
So yeah, they got caught then flew back to London together. Classy people, these two.
You know what, I blame the Mirror. It’s a confusing read. Even I went back to read it after your comment and came away just as confused lol
“Classy people, these two.” —LOL 😂 honestly 🤦🏽♀️
This reminds me of the Leann Rimes/Eddie Cibrian debacle back a few years ago. Her agent, who is friends with both her and her husband is (allegedly) telling said husband nothing is going on while facilitating and providing them places to cheat. Disgusting!
I have never been able to look at Dominic West the same since his character in The 300 raped the queen. It was so off putting to me that just seeing him makes me feel queasy.
I just don’t understand how he could be so brazen about this thing with Lilly James. He must have known he’d get caught. What’s his motivation? Does he just not care? Trying to send his wife a message?
Christ. I can’t believe Catherine let him The Good Wife her. How absolutely and completely humiliating.
Making out at the airport or during a flight gross and I wouldn’t know where to look.
The question here is: the news of the affair broke and AFTER the drama they were making out again for all to see.
Like is it trolling or are they dumb?
So gross. I think I’d start taking photos of them with my flash on. Make them as uncomfortable as they’re making me lol
To your second point, I think they were making out on the way to Rome from London. That’s when this witness claimed to see them. These photos are of them flying back to London together after they got caught.
Impressive skills to be able to whisper passionately in someone’s ear while simultaneously kissing them.
I think he was probably alternating slobbering in her ear and along the side of her face in-between spitting in her mouth
I don’t think he lied to his wife. He’s openly showing of. She, the wife knows..
The betrayal, after certain arrangements, that’s bad. But I think she knows. That’s why he doesn’t care. Again and again.
Lily (also) has no shame