Dominic West’s wife Catherine FitzGerald is thought to have been left ‘devastated’ as pictures emerged of the actor appearing to kiss Lily James.
The Wire actor, 50, was spotted looking very close with the Downton Abbey star, 31, as they enjoyed a trip to Rome.
At one point he appeared to lean in to kiss her neck, as they cuddled up during a lunch.
And his wife of 10 years is said to be ‘shocked and heartbroken’ over the photos, as they are still ‘very much together’.
‘Catherine has seen the pictures and she’s devastated. I came over to speak with her as soon as I knew about them,’ a family friend told MailOnline.
‘Catherine has been trying to speak with Dominic but he’s not answering his phone. 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. That’s how she feels right now but the two of them need to speak but at the moment, she’s lost for words.’
While a gardener who works on their Wiltshire home added to the publication: ‘Catherine was devastated when she saw those pics and they also left us feeling quite numb. It’s a total shock to all of us who know them.’
A string of photos emerged today, showing Dominic and Lily getting very close in Italy.
At one point, they enjoyed a scooter ride around Rome, taking in the sights of the city.
An insider told the outlet that they ‘spent two nights in a suite’ at the Hotel De La Ville, and only left the hotel for a few hours.
The Affair actor married landscaper Catherine – who he shares children Dora, Senan, Francis and Christabel with – in 2010.
He also welcomed daughter Martha with ex-girlfriend Polly Astor.
Lily recently split from Doctor Who star Matt Smith, and was previously linked to Captain America actor Chris Evans.
While their relationship remains unclear, and they have yet to speak out about the pictures, Lily and Dominic recently worked together on The Pursuit Of Love.
Filming for the three-part series – a BBC adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s novel of the same name – began in the UK in July.
The show takes place between World War I and World War II, and focuses on the escapades between Linda Radlett (Lily) and best pal Fanny Logan (Emily Beecham).
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Dominic and Lily for a comment.
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