It was almost one month ago exactly when the Daily Mail published the exclusive photos of Dominic West and Lily James canoodling all over Rome. They were kissing and acting coupled-up and playing grab-ass all over the place. Which would have been fine, if not for Dominic West’s wife Catherine FitzGerald (and the pandemic too, because I still have questions about how they flew to Rome for a dirty weekend). Anyway, what followed was kind of crazy – a day later, Dominic was back at home with his wife and they did an absurd photo-call outside of their home. We heard that maybe Lily even called Catherine to tell her that nothing was happening. But the paparazzi trailing Lily and Dominic in Rome says that yes, they were absolutely having an affair out in the open.
About two weeks ago, Catherine flew from England (where she lives with Dominic and their kids) to Ireland, where her family still owns Glin Castle. She flew to Ireland alone, just before Ireland and the UK instituted another round of lockdown measures. Maybe she was always planning to be in Ireland for a while, but… yeah. It looked like a trial separation. And now “sources” say that the FitzGerald-West marriage is in tatters, perhaps irretrievably so.
Dominic West’s 10-year marriage to his wife Catherine FitzGerald is reportedly ‘as good as over’ after photos emerged of him canoodling with actress Lily James during a romantic weekend in Rome, Italy last month. According to reports, landscape designer Catherine, 49, is preparing to end their relationship as the screen star, 51, is said to have admitted to having feelings for the thespian, 31.
The claims came just weeks after Dominic and his long-term partner staged a photo opportunity outside their Wiltshire home and told reporters: ‘Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together.’
A source told The Sun: ‘Catherine has told those closest to her that Dominic has admitted having feelings for Lily. She has since told the people closest to her their marriage is as good as over now and she doesn’t think there is a way past this.’
Weeks ago, I thought that Lily’s perspective was that she was just having fun, it wasn’t love or anything, and that Dominic had probably fed her some dumb line about how his marriage was already on its last leg or something. But now I wonder if Dominic and Lily were truly having a LOVE affair and if so, WTF was that photocall with his wife about? If he wanted to leave his wife for his mistress, why the hell did he make sure to humiliate his wife publicly? God, Dominic West is such a f–king tool. I feel bad for Catherine. I even feel a little bit sorry for Lily too. Ugh.
The nation may be facing new chaotic creeping lockdown but here's what everyone really wants to talk about: Dominic West and wife put on united front after THOSE pics of him with Lily James https://t.co/TIjbzitaBq pic.twitter.com/GXSAhyzSgq
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) October 13, 2020
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I hope his wife leaves him and Lily decides to run far far away, as she should. He’s a selfish idiot and every woman should know that now, steer clear!
This. He thought he could sweep it all under the rung but his wife surprised him with a backbone. So he pulls the “i have real feelings it wasn’t just a stupid sex romp” card but Lily is long gone and doing damage control on her career, so I doubt she’ll let herself be seen within 50 feet of him.
Good luck, Dom, you idiot.
Wow. He could’ve figured that out before he made her do that hostage note photocall.
Honestly the more details come out the more I’m beginning to think the photo-call was her idea. Hear me out…
He probably flew home in a rush, got Lilly and their shared manager to lie to his wife as well to say nothing is going on. His wife is embarrassed because it’s so public this time, and maybe doesn’t believe him, but wants to, and because it’s his mess she gets him to address it publicly to “fix” it and get the photographers away from their home where their children are.
The reason I think this, is because Dominic has made his feelings about infidelity well known and i doubt he would care enough what it would do to his image. And because:
1 – to me it seems she’s the one that wrote the note (EDIT: actually now looking at the handwriting again it seems he’s the one who wrote it, but maybe she told him to do it, or do something; or not. either way i think the rest of my theory may still stand, haha) She had it in her hand when they came out and she also came out the door first, so it seemed to me she was like ready and eager (but not happy) to get it done, and get the attention on their marriage to stop.
2. She’s the one that’s leaning in towards him for that kiss. His body language IMO makes it seem he was surprised she wanted to kiss him because he’s leaning away and his eyebrows are very raised, as if he wasn’t expecting it at all (and in fact if you zoom into that pic you’ll see they even completely miss eachother’s lips)
Then she hears/reads more about what happened or by then has more time to process and decides to take a break from him and fly back home to ireland.
Anyways, those are my two cents atm. It makes more sense to me than him somehow being able to convince her it was a good idea, cause again I don’t think he’s the type to be embarrassed to be caught having an affair, he’s so smug about his behaviour and opinions.
Very much enjoyed this breakdown and the handwriting analysis lol!!
Mtec – I had similar thoughts. I think if you find out your spouse is cheating, particularly in the public way SHE found out- it can leave a person with so many feelings and no time to sort them out. I could see her in her haste wanting him to issue that statement to make the press go away, AND cast doubt in Lily’s head as to him leaving his wife for her?
The whole thing was very hurried, so I can believe this is the way it might have unfolded.
I feel like the photocall had some legal purpose behind it, and I think it came from her.
This may sound bonkers however, for whatever reason, someone wanted it on camera in writing and signed that they were together and happy. I have been through nasty court proceedings and the only reason you need something so odd is for hard evidence. We will see, I am reading her family has money, but this may have provided her some form of protection in court to prevent him from saying they weren’t together or something. This is how I think ever since divorcing a sociopath. Sorry if it seems unlikely and strange but I think it serves a legal purpose.
Oh damn, good point. If that’s true she’s being smart as hell!
@M I’m sorry to hear you went through that, and I hear what your saying. My ex started the divorce process sane and cooperative, then started acting really erratically. It made me start collecting things as “evidence”, as you say, because his behavior was so unpredictable I didn’t know what I might have needed in court. I think you’re right that she could be using the note and photo call as some kind of “prep” for the divorce.
OMG you are so right. I didn’t consider that angle.
Although it’s not entirely necessary as the UK has no fault divorce proceedings. Also going down the Adultery track is a waste of time, energy, resources and money. Most people just tick the irreconcilable differences box.
Yeah, when you break up with a narcissist, you have to keep all the receipts. No knowing what gas lighting they will attempt, so you try to have proof of what your reality really is/was. Maybe this was her public proof that they were very much together when he had his affair (hey, Lily, his wife didn’t know his marriage was on the rocks…)
If you are in a relationship & feel the need to take notes or keep evidence, get quiet & check it out. You may be trying to grasp at your sanity because someone is trying to make you seem & feel insane.
Great thinking. She was concerned he was going to pull the old “but we were on a break”
We may have no fault divorce but when there are minor children involved it’s worth having ALL the evidence when dealing with a narcissist. A friend of mine has been going through an utter nightmare for the last two years since she found out about HIS multiple affairs.
😂 what can I say, I had time today 💁🏽♀️ loll
Oooh I didn’t think it could have been like an “in your face” to the mistress! Interesting
Honestly your theory doesn’t sound any more bonkers or unlikely than mine haha.
I’m sorry you went through that, it couldn’t have been easy, and I’m glad to hear you are hopefully now free from that person.
Good lord, what a fuckboy.
What’s with Lily James supposedly breaking up Armie Hammer’s marriage, and now Dominic West’s marriage? Of course, the husbands are mostly to blame, but what is she doing entertaining affairs or supposed affairs with “married men?” I don’t consider this okay to do–just avoid married men–can you do that? Right, so Dominic has “feelings” for her, and I do hope his wife kicks him to the curb, and Lily moves on to another man soon, because that seems to be what she does. Maybe she’s trying to see how many men she can get before she’s 35? No respect for any of these people, certainly no more for Lily…..sorry.
As I read the last line, feeling sorry for Lily, I scrolled down to the picture of the big gold bow and was like, wow I feel sorry for her too wearing that big gold bow.
I don’t understand that if he does have feelings for Lily, why the act of how great the marriage is and the unity they displayed. And I always found that written note a bit weird.
Looks like his wife doesn’t want to be with him anymore so hewants to be with the mistress. Most men then “chose” the mistress when the wife ends things first.
I’d almost feel sorry for James if she didn’t call Catherine and lied to her.
She reminds me of Magica de Spell in the golden bow pic
If he has any feelings, I doubt it is love. I would be happy to see the wife get away from him. Cheating husbands get forgiven too easily and receive more second chances than they deserve. I would hope Lily isn’t that dumb to ruin what remains of her reputation but time and time again we have seen mistresses act as if they won when the man chooses them.
I wish Lily’s mouth wasn’t open in every photo.
@midge – I’ve said that too about her! Keira Knightley also has the “my mouth is always hanging open” thing going on.
It’s the JLo School of Mouth-breathing Photography, guaranteed to make NO ONE think you’re sexy! SMDH c’mon Ladies, you are NOT blowup dolls or goldfish! CLOSE YOUR LIPS!
This guy. Ugh. Get away. Hope he gets his ass kicked in the divorce.
Attention females, getting together with a guy who cheats = He is no prize to be won.
I feel like there is a new story about this whole fiasco every week. Why are they playing it out like this.
I’m loving it. Very old school celeb scandal
Once a cheater always a cheater. In a year or so, Lily will know how Catherine feels right now and I will have zero sympathy for her.
Get as much of his money as possible, Catherine!
Lily definitely deserves to fall in love, then have someone cheat on her. I think I’m happy just imagining this right now…..kick her to the curb.
She’s our Sienna Miller!
I actually feel Lilly may have been naive and actually thought his marriage was over. She has atleast shown some remorse and gone into hiding. Sienna Miller was so smug and disrespectful,all over Balthazar for the world to see.
Gone into hiding? Wasn’t she at a pap hotspot in London with Dominic Cooper a few days ago?
She was, Caitlin…and drunk, no masks in sight.
I always confuse this girl with Lily Collins and when this story came out I was flabbergasted that they are two different people. This whole time I’ve been thinking the guy from The Wire was having an affair with Emily in Paris
She is so instantly forgettable MI5 should hire her as a spy, and I would barely know who he is if it wasn’t for all this.
I thought ‘but didn’t she just get engaged’. Nope, other Lilly. Agree with the spy comment above.
One of the (very,very) few good things about the Rebecca remake is that I can now tell her and Lily Collins apart. She’ll forever be “definitely not Joan Fontaine” to me. 🤣😈😎
I’d love to know the TL here. Was Evans’ d pic that he accidently posted, for her? Were they have a thing, not just a one nighter? Not saying it was serious, but just the beginning stage? Did she actually dump him for this dude? I am only wondering because I watched a couple of recent interviews with him, because they were about his political site and I was interested, and he said some weird things. Or that struck me as a change in tune. I don’t know. The whole thing is very strange, but Mazel Tov Lily! You scored some old D and soon you will learn what high blood pressure meds do to erections. Fun!
I didn’t get that impression at all. Shortly after the pics, he made sure to mention his single status on Bill Maher and referred to London as work (lol), trying to bury any romance rumours.
He’s a single dude, who knows how many women received THAT photo:D
I think they got caught having a hookup and maybe to prevent any slut-shaming or comments about whether she and Matt smith were still together and was she cheating they did the ice cream stroll. Plus they have mutual friends and coming on the heels of the ‘drugs in the park’ photos they may not have wanted the comments and he went along. He always stressed he was single when asked in the interviews for A Starting Point but she played coy at least once and left it out there.
One would think, with Dominic’s vast acting experience playing total cheating cads, that he would’ve been a bit more prepared as to how to handle an affair. It kind of makes me wonder if he really did catch the feels for Lily and that’s why he’s a mess. Not fair for Catherine at all, especially if he just wanted to save face and not save his marriage but one of his starring roles was a cheating cad so the mind, it baffles.
There’s no fool like an old fool.
For me personally, the best thing to come out of this is learning the term “dirty weekend.”
Sounds like Lily likes to have lots of attention no matter what the cost.
Still, Dominic made the choice.
I hope Catherine announces it by posting a note on their fence that says “I kicked his ass to the curb“.
Catherine is much too classy for that…..she deserves much BETTER than Dominic West!!!!
There’s no fool…
Lily doesn’t have feelings for him. What an ass he is.
If he does have feelings for her, I hope he wakes up one fine morning to pictures of Lily with another man. It would serve him right if he lost his marriage only to have Lily move on. There are children involved who will be hurt badly. I doubt that Lily’s love for him is so deep that she can deal with the guilt over them.
She’s 31. She’s GONNA move on! 😁🤣
Sooo uncannily like ‘The Affair’!!!
It’s exactly like the affair. You’d think he would read the script and heed the red flags.
I only feel sorry for his wife and kids.
I’ve been following the glin castle Insta account since the architectural digest video (since travel is out). On Sunday (?) They posted a pic of Catherine sitting in the sun, looking happy. It’s usually just house and grounds pics, and they posted the same throughout the first part of this fiasco.
He is such a f*#kboy.
The nerve of Lily to call the wife and lie that nothing happened. The photos were bad enough, but now you actually want to insult her intelligence and have the audacity to convince her that’s not what she thinks she saw? I would absolutely lose it on her. How dare you call me. How dare you try to talk to me. Why do you even have my number. Those two set up that call and thought it would work.
I know people are trying to baby Lily and make excuses for her, but she’s old enough to know better. Why make it worse and actually have the balls to call the wife to tell her she’s mistaken. You weren’t gallivanting with her creepy husband whose hands were all over you.
Lily is one of those girls you want to keep far away from you. She’s no friend of women and has the sweet girl act down. I don’t expect anything from men. But I do expect some sorority from women and I probably shouldn’t at this point.
Do we know for a fact she called Catherine though? I thought that was mostly speculation and people spitballing on what could have happened to convince Catherine to go through with that cringe as Hell photo call.
We ” know” about it through dailymail sources. Like we “know” now that he has feelings for her. Everyone involved is tipping off the dailymail, so it can be very well true. Or not. Maybe this new turn of events is also not true. But it could be, just like lily’s call to the wife.
Dude’s gonna be nursing some sore balls after he gets fleeced in the divorce and then Lily moves on to the next co-star.
Enjoy your life Catherine you’re still young thank GOD you have an excuse to cut and run TO YOUR CASTLE
Didn’t he make this TV series already 5 years ago with a very similar looking actress.
In that fictional world he also had 4 kids and that ended really badly with the new mistress / wife…
YES. That was The Affair. He did the very same thing with a waitress from The Hamptons, although he was happily married in The Affair. He had a great wife and kids in Manhattan, then threw it away, actually on a nice woman, but he ended up being just a cad in my eyes. Life imitating Art. Still hoping his wife kicks him to the curb……I seriously doubt Lily would want him forever. But she is complicit in the cheating, so she goes down in my book, too.
LOL I can’t keep up with these two, there was a pap shot of them running together an hour ago.
I know! But did you see her shoes? I mean, maybe they’re rich people fancy pants running shoes, but they look like hikers. So why do I get the feeling that he was like, “Come on, we need to prove that everything is ok, let’s go on a run together.” And she was like, “Um, I don’t run? I don’t even have running shoes?” And he’s like, “These are fine just do it.”
Yes, I saw those and also noticed her shoes were hiking boots. Also, he is quite a bit ahead of her. If I were running with my husband, he would be polite enough to run at my pace!
Yeah, those hiking boots were odd and didn’t make sense. I think your theory is right @jen d.
He’s such a cad.
I can’t keep up with all these plot twists!
Is this another hostage situation photo op? Did they have a new handwritten note?!
Who is behind the “he has feelings for lily” story? Dominic? Catherine? Or even Lily to save her face by making it look like it was more than just boning?
Can’t wait what happpens next on Britain’s new telenovela.
@Lola haha brilliant! Popcorn ready! At least some proper old style juicy gossip lol
Who knew that “The Affair” would play out in real life for him!
It takes two to tango and I think both him and Lilly are gross. I do hope his wife leaves him, I just feel bad for those innocent kids.
She totally kicked his ass to the curb and he’s trying to be like – no I was the one who ended it. There’s no way that shameless photo op was her idea- did you see the way he leered at the cameras? I hope she hooks up with Colin Firth.
Daily Fail has the couple doing a couple-ly jog today. What’s the point of these leaks? To repair her image somewhat, make her seem like she’s agonising over a breakup when she isn’t planning one?
I don’t think they’re that rich and the castle/hotel would have suffered big time during COVID. All this coverage is helping the property maybe.
And they give hi, a huge role in the Crown, grr