Lily James Breaks Her Silence on Dominic West Scandal
Lily James is ready to address what happened between her and her married 51-year-old co-star Dominic West this past fall—but not quite ready to give full details.
West, for context, was photographed kissing James' neck and being cuddly with the Cinderella actress in Rome in October. A source additionally told the Daily Mail at the time that West and James shared a hotel room for two nights in the city. James was single at the time. (The 32-year-old star is now dating Michael Shulman.) West is married with four children.
What happened after the publication of the photos was striking—particularly for celeb PR: West flew home to his wife of 10 years, Catherine FitzGerald. The two came out and were photographed kissing at their Cotswolds home. Then they handed out a literal signed statement to reporters about their relationship. They wrote “our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together,” and each signed it.
James initially remained silent after the photos were published. But in a Guardian interview on Sunday, she answered a question about it. The Guardian's reporter asked, “You found yourself at the centre of a media storm last autumn [due to rumors of an affair with Pursuit of Love castmate Dominic West]. What was that like?”
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