Dominic West’s wife, Catherine FitzGerald, in family crisis talks

Sarah Carty
·Features & Style Editor
·3-min read

Jus days after they declared in a letter that they are ‘very much still together’, Dominic West’s wife, Catherine FitzGerald, is reportedly in crisis talks with her family over her marriage.

Earlier this month, Catherine was said to be ‘devastated’ when pictures emerged of the of The Affair star, 50, and Downton Abbey actress Lily James, 31, looking cosy together while in Rome.

Dominic West and wife Catherine FitzGerald make a statement to press outside their Cotswolds home after Dominic was seen kissing actress Lily James whilst in Rome on October 13, 2020 in Cotswolds, England.
Dominic West's wife Catherine FitzGerald is reportedly in crisis talks with her family. Photo: Getty Images

Just days later, the pair put on a united front outside their Wiltshire home for photographers, with Catherine holding a letter which read: “Our marriage is strong and we are very much still together. Thank you”.

However, now according to The Sun, a source claims Catherine has fled to her home in Ireland, where she’s talking things through with her sisters, Nesta and Honor, as she’s reportedly “struggling to come to a decision about whether she and Dominic can go back to how they were”.

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Dominic West and wife Catherine FitzGerald make a statement to press outside their Cotswolds home after Dominic was seen kissing actress Lily James whilst in Rome on October 13, 2020 in Cotswolds, England
Catherine is reportedly “struggling to come to a decision about whether she and Dominic can go back to how they were”. Photo: Getty Images

“Nesta has told friends that it felt like a family crisis meeting,” the source said.

“Both she and Honor are fiercely protective of their older sister and want only what’s best for her, even if that means Catherine walking away.

“She has been left feeling humiliated by Dominic’s actions.”

Dominic’s ‘strong’ marriage to Catherine

The couple met as students at Trinity College Dublin. They rekindled their romance several years later and have four children together – daughters Dora, 14, and Christabel, seven, and sons Senan, 12 and Francis, 11.

They married in 2010 and split their time between their homes in England and FitzGerald’s family home Glin Castle in Ireland.

Catherine and Dominic attend the Farms Not Factories #TurnYourNoseUp at Pig Factories benefit dinner 'Upstairs' at 5 Hertford Street on January 31, 2017 in London, England.
Catherine and Dominic married in 2010. Photo: Getty Images

The landscape gardener is an Anglo-Irish aristocrat whose father was the last Knight of Glin.

She was previously married to Viscount Lambton between 1995 and 2002.

West has a 22-year-old daughter Martha with ex-girlfriend Polly Astor, daughter of the politician Michael Astor.

Dominic West, Lily James and Laura Carmichael attend the Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards 2018, in partnership with Michael Kors and Mercedes-Benz, at Claridge's Hotel on October 30, 2018 in London, England.
Dominic and Lily were snapped getting cosy in Rome earlier this month. Photo: Getty Images

Dominic and Lily James canoodle in Rome

The passionate public display from Dominic and Catherine comes after he was spotted canoodling on the streets of Rome with co-star, Downton Abbey’s Lily James in jaw-dropping images published by The Daily Mail.

The pair had been shooting the upcoming BBC adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s romance novel The Pursuit Of Love, with their very friendly-looking Italian getaway shocking fans and family alike.

Filming had begun in the spring but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown.

With extra reporting by Penny Burfitt

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