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EXC: Lily James is seen in public for the FIRST TIME since her Dominic West canoodling scandal


Lily James was seen for the first time since photos of her canoodling with married Dominic West emerged during a romantic weekend in Rome, Italy last month.

On Tuesday, the 31-year-old actress joined longtime buddy Dominic Cooper (42) after the scandal with 51-year-old West defiantly defending his marriage to dinner at the Greek restaurant Lemonia in Primrose Hill, north London, from Mrs. Catherine FitzGerald afterwards .

Lily, determined to hold back with her buddy after dinner, bowed her head as he followed her into a black cab with a bottle of wine in hand.

In addition to the shock of the snaps of her intimate lunch with West, captured on Sunday October 11, Lily was also hit by allegations that she'd gotten close to married Rebecca co-star, Armie Hammer.

On the way home: Cooper was walking with a bottle of wine in hand after dinner with his buddy who was involved in a scandal with West

Out and about: Lily James was seen for the first time since photos of her canoodling with married Dominic West surfaced during a romantic weekend in Rome, Italy last month as she went to London for dinner with buddy Dominic Cooper

Lily and Cooper were out to dinner, but held back while the actress put her hand over her face while he was on her heels with a bottle of wine in hand as he ventured behind her.

She was being investigated around the world earlier this month when the images surfaced of the actor and Lily enjoying lunch outdoors with their mutual agent, Angharad Wood.

Lily and West were enjoying a two-day vacation in Italy, being driven around Rome on a scooter, and Dominic at one point seemed to bend over and kiss Lily's neck.

According to a source, MailOnline Dominic and Lily spent two nights in a suite at the top Hotel De La Ville with panoramic views over the city and a two-minute walk from the Spanish Steps.

Shocking: She was being investigated around the world earlier this month when the images surfaced of the actor and Lily enjoying an outdoor lunch with their mutual agent, Angharad Wood

Shocking: She was being investigated around the world earlier this month when images surfaced of the actor and Lily enjoying an outdoor lunch with their mutual agent, Angharad Wood

Reticent: Lily seemed interested in not being seen as she stepped out with a hat over her eyes

On the way home: She went back with her friend Cooper

Reticent: Lily seemed interested in not being seen as she stepped out with a hat over her eyes

On the Go: Lily, who dated The Crown star Matt Smith from 2014 to 2019, raised her eyebrows by making close friends with her co-stars in recent productions - Armie in Rebecca and West in the BBC drama The Pursuit Of love

On the Go: Lily, who dated The Crown star Matt Smith from 2014 to 2019, raised her eyebrows by making close friends with her co-stars in recent productions – Armie in Rebecca and West in the BBC drama The Pursuit Of love

Drink up! They took their drink with them when they left the restaurant

Drink up! They took their drink with them when they left the restaurant

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.

In July, Lily was introduced to enjoying an evening and a leisurely park date in London with handsome Captain America star Chris Evans, 39.

The actress raised eyebrows by making close friends with her co-stars in recent productions – Armie in Rebecca and West in the BBC drama The Pursuit Of Love.

She was featured in Daphne Du Maurier's most recent Netflix adaptation of Rebecca in a series of hot hugs with The Social Network star Armie – but it was her off-camera chemistry that sparked the on-set gossip that caused her to had become an item before he separated his wife this summer.

After the pictures of her lunch with West surfaced, Lily pulled out of a series of promotions to join Rebecca and has remained silent about the scandal ever since.

It was reported last month that West's wife Catherine had crisis talks with her family about the future of their marriage.

49-year-old Catherine is said to have been devastated when the pictures surfaced Two days later, the couple defended their marriage at a smug photo opportunity outside their Wiltshire home.

Let's go: The duo drove away together in a black taxi after dinner

Let's go: The duo drove away together in a black taxi after dinner

Support: West, 51, defiantly showed unity with wife Catherine FitzGerald

Support: West, 51, defiantly showed unity with wife Catherine FitzGerald

Long ago when: In addition to the shock of the snaps of her intimate lunch with West - taken on Sunday October 11 - Lily was also hit by allegations that she'd gotten close to married Rebecca co-star Armie Hammer (pictured with his estrangement) wife Elizabeth Chambers)

Long ago when: In addition to the shock of the snaps of her intimate lunch with West – taken on Sunday October 11 – Lily was also hit by allegations that she'd gotten close to married Rebecca co-star Armie Hammer (pictured with his estrangement) wife Elizabeth Chambers)

Despite their portrayal, insiders claim that Catherine, who shares Dora, 13, Senan, 12, Francis, 11 and Christabel, 7 with the actor, is now at her home in County Limerick, Ireland, where she is talking about the Future of their marriage decides.

Regarding her relationship with Armie, Sources close to the actor and his wife Elizabeth Chambers said their marriage tumbled in the fall of 2019 after finding passionate lyrics and letters from a mysterious woman who called herself & # 39; Adeline & # 39; signed.

While Adeline's identity remains a mystery, sources claimed Lily and Armie became close after starring in passionate scenes in the 1938 adaptation of the novel Daphne du Maurier, and insiders added that the couple formed a close bond on the set be.

Armie and Elizabeth announced their separation in July after 10 years of marriage, and it was reported earlier this month that he had sought joint custody of their children.

Let's go! She was brought home with her mate when she wore a mask while he skipped face covering

Let's go! She was brought home with her mate when she wore a mask while he skipped face covering

Let's go: She seemed to have enjoyed dinner with her good friend

Drink up! It seems the duo didn't finish their bottle of wine so they brought them with them

Drink up! It seems that the duo didn't finish their bottle of wine and brought it back with them

Intimate: It has been alleged that Lily and Armie grew close together after starring in passionate scenes in the 1938 adaptation of the novel Daphne du Maurier, and insiders have now claimed the couple formed a close bond on the set

Intimate: It has been alleged that Lily and Armie grew close together after starring in passionate scenes in the 1938 adaptation of the novel Daphne du Maurier, and insiders have now claimed the couple formed a close bond on the set

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