October 30, 2020

Dominic West’s wife Catherine Fitzgerald ‘won’t take any crap’ over Lily James kiss photos say friends

Dominic West’s wife Catherine Fitzgerald ‘won’t take any crap’ over Lily James kiss photos say friends

DOMINIC West’s wife Catherine Fitzgerald may have been smiling sweetly in the couple’s photo opportunity today but she “won’t take any crap” say friends.

Today’s public display of unity came after his steamy clinch with Lily James but Catherine is reported to be “privately fuming” at her husband.

Dominic West's wife Catherine will be 'privately fuming behind closed doors' say pals

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Dominic West’s wife Catherine will be ‘privately fuming behind closed doors’ say palsCredit: Splash News

“There are some difficult conversations to be had, but those will take place behind closed doors,” a friend of the couple told the Daily Mail.

“For now she was happy to display a show of unity and will always put her family first.”

Another old acquaintance of the couple said: “I saw those pictures today. I don’t know what’s going on. Catherine is very direct. There’s no nonsense with her. 

“She’s always been kind and sweet but she doesn’t take crap. I think anyone who knows her would say that. She’s a very cool person. I just hope she’s ok.”

The Sun Online has contacted Dominic’s representative for comment.

Pals say Catherine will be 'putting her family first'

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Pals say Catherine will be ‘putting her family first’Credit: Splash News
Dominic West kissed wife Catherine FitzGerald outside their home today

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Dominic West kissed wife Catherine FitzGerald outside their home today

Earlier today, Dominic kissed wife Catherine outside their home and insisted they were not splitting up after he was pictured with co-star Lily.

Speaking at their Wiltshire cottage, the actor said: “I just want to say our marriage is strong and we are very much still together.”

She was seen carrying a short handwritten statement signed by the couple

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She was seen carrying a short handwritten statement signed by the couple
The actor put on a show of strength alongside wife Catherine at their Wiltshire cottage

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The actor put on a show of strength alongside wife Catherine at their Wiltshire cottage
The pair posed together for photographers at their £1.8m country pad

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The pair posed together for photographers at their £1.8m country pad

However, he did not appear to be wearing his wedding ring and Catherine had her ring finger jammed in her pocket.

The 50-year-old star had been spotted kissing his 31-year-old co-star Lily James on a romantic break in Rome at the weekend.

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The pair are starring together in an adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s novel The Pursuit Of Love.

The actor’s wife, 49, had a tissue in her hand as well as the handwritten note, which he read to the press.

Dominic West was caught kissing Lily James in Rome

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Dominic West was caught kissing Lily James in RomeCredit: BackGrid
The co-stars looked affectionate as they sat in the sunshine

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The co-stars looked affectionate as they sat in the sunshineCredit: BackGrid
A smiling Dominic can be seen leaning in for a kiss

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A smiling Dominic can be seen leaning in for a kissCredit: BackGrid
The pair beamed as they sat next to each other over lunch

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The pair beamed as they sat next to each other over lunchCredit: BackGrid

In a staged display of unity, West kissed her – although she kept her hands firmly in her pockets.

The pair, who married in Ireland in 2010, kissed for several seconds as the cameras clicked.

A body language expert dubbed the display a “toe-curling display of denial” with Dominic “arrogant but awkward”.

The doorstep kiss was also mocked by fans sharing Little Britain memes.

Dominic emerged from his cottage with his wife of ten years

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Dominic emerged from his cottage with his wife of ten yearsCredit: The Mega Agency
The couple left their note - which they both signed - on a stone wall outside

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The couple left their note – which they both signed – on a stone wall outside
The couple posed for pictures together

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The couple posed for pictures togetherCredit: Splash News

West flew home for crisis talks at his £1.8million country cottage last night after the pictures emerged.

He had been snapped stroking James’ hair as they enjoyed lunch together and smiling at the brunette beauty before leaning in for a kiss.

They were also seen zipping around Rome together, enjoying the sights by sharing an electric scooter.

He and Catherine share four children – daughter Dora, 13, son Senan, 12, son Francis, 11, and Christabel, seven.

They were joined at the lunch by a friend

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They were joined at the lunch by a friendCredit: BackGrid
The pair got close as they shared an electric scooter to explore the city

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The pair got close as they shared an electric scooter to explore the cityCredit: BackGrid
Dominic put his arms around Lily as he steered the two-wheeler

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Dominic put his arms around Lily as he steered the two-wheelerCredit: BackGrid
Lily wore a floral dress while Dom donned jeans and a white shirt for the scooter ride

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Lily wore a floral dress while Dom donned jeans and a white shirt for the scooter rideCredit: BackGrid

Dominic, who shot to fame playing love rat Noah Solloway in The Affair, was spotted snogging his younger co-star, as well as grabbing her bum, and cuddling up to her on an electric scooter as they took in the sights of the city.

A friend of Catherine’s yesterday claimed that they rushed to the West’s family home to console the actor’s wife who was said to be “devastated”.

They explained: “She’s totally shocked because she didn’t know anything was going on.

“They were very much together, so this is completely out of the blue. She thought they had a good marriage and now it’s probably over.”

Inside Dominic West’s 800-year-old Irish castle where he married wife Catherine