Dominic West's 10-year marriage to wife Catherine FitzGerald is reportedly "as good as over" after photos of him scrawled with actress Lily James during a romantic weekend in Rome, Italy last month.
Landscape architect Catherine, 49, is reportedly preparing to end their relationship after the 51-year-old movie star is said to have admitted having feelings for the 31-year-old thespian.
The allegations came just weeks after Dominic and his longtime partner hosted a photo opportunity outside their Wiltshire home and told reporters, "Our marriage is strong and we are very much still together."
"It's a Big Deal": Dominic West's 10-year marriage to wife Catherine FitzGerald (pictured last month) is reportedly "all but over" after photos of him with actress Lily James emerged
A source told The Sun: “Catherine told those closest to her that Dominic admitted having feelings for Lily.
"At first it seemed like it was a one-off, but Catherine has since said it had become obvious that it was more than that. Catherine, of course, feels down. It's a big deal to come to terms with.
"Since then, she has told those closest to her that her marriage is as good as it is now, and she doesn't think there is any way beyond that."
MailOnline has asked representatives from Dominic and Lily for further comments.
Allegations: The 51-year-old movie star is reported to have admitted having feelings for the 31-year-old thespian (pictured 2018).
The end? According to sources, the 49-year-old landscape architect is preparing to break off his relationship (picture 2015).
Television and movie stars Dominic and Lily were scrutinized around the world when the images surfaced of the couple enjoying an outdoor lunch with their mutual agent, Angharad Wood.
Lily and Dominic enjoyed a two-day vacation in Italy, cruising around Rome on a scooter, and The Affair Star at one point seemed to bend over and kiss her neck.
A source told MailOnline that they stayed two nights in a suite at the top Hotel De La Ville with panoramic views of the city and a two-minute walk from the Spanish Steps. Only a few days later, the father of five and his wife defended their marriage.
It has previously been reported that Catherine had crisis talks with her family about the future of their marriage.
"Our marriage is strong and we are still very much together": The claims came just weeks after Dominic and his longtime partner staged a photo opportunity outside their Wiltshire home
The couple, who tied the knot in June 2010 after their reunification after their university romance, shares Dora (13), Senan (12), Francis (11) and Christabel (7) together, while the Sheffield native has another daughter, Martha (21) with the former daughter has girlfriend, aristocrat, Polly Astor.
Dominic made his feelings about infidelity clear in a 2016 interview with Evening Standard when he asked the reporter why women make so much of a fuss about infidelity.
He said, “I really do. It's stupid to kick someone out for an affair. Is not it? Everyone should turn a blind eye to the behavior of men between the ages of 40 and 50. Let it all pass. & # 39;
The director also told Harper & # 39; s Bazaar when promoting The Affair that monogamy is "not necessarily the natural way to be".
"It was all me": Dominic previously thought about meeting the mother of his eldest child Polly Astor – a romance that he gave up because he was a self-proclaimed man of women (picture 2009).
He shared, “It's one of those issues that people have a very strong opinion about because everyone is open to it and can experience it. It affects kings as well as snails. Many people have experienced it and many people fear it.
“I suppose people suspect that the conventions that we have agreed upon in society that a man and woman can stay together for a lifetime or for a period of time without cheating are based on the fact that they don't really stay together on something other than society thinks they should behave. & # 39;
In addition, he told Femail in 2012 that he had given up Catholicism for women because of "all these rules about sex".
The brunette Lily dated crown star Matt Smith (38) for five years. The relationship is said to end just a few weeks before her introduction to West for the cook.
Background: Last month it was announced that the actress had finally broken up with Matt Smith, 37, after a failed attempt to revive their five-year romance in Lockdown (pictured 2018).
In July she was introduced to 39-year-old Captain America star Chris Evans in London for an evening and a leisurely park date.
In an interview with The Guardian prior to their meeting in Rome, Lily said she has known her co-star "a long time" since they appeared together in a Shakespeare play a decade ago.
Speaking of his role on her latest project, she added, “He's a brilliant Uncle Matthew, another crazy kind of character.
“I have a great line where I say, 'Matthew is terrifying and I disapprove of him, but I think he sets the bar for English manhood. "What a great line."
Short romance? In July, the Cinderella star was pictured with an evening in London and a leisurely park date in London with 39-year-old Captain America team Chris Evans (pictured 2011).
Just like the shock of the snapshots of her intimate lunch with Dominic, the Mamma Mia! The actress has also been hit with allegations that she was close to married Rebecca co-star Armie Hammer, 34.
Lily raised her eyebrows by making close friends with her co-stars in recent productions – Armie in Rebecca and Dominic in the BBC drama The Pursuit Of Love, which traces the romantic adventures of free-spirited Linda Radlett between the two world wars .
The Cinderella star was featured in a series of hot hugs with The Social Network & # 39; s Armie in Daphne Du Maurier's recent Netflix adaptation of Rebecca – but it was her off-camera chemistry that led to gossip on set led that they had become an object before he parted ways with his wife that summer.
The actor, who stars as the mysterious Maxim de Winter, separated from Elizabeth Chambers, 38, in July after 10 years of marriage and they share children Harper, five and Ford, three.
Long ago when: Lily was also hit by allegations of getting close to married Rebecca co-star Armie Hammer (pictured with estranged wife, Elizabeth Chambers)
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