Dominic West’s wife Catherine FitzGerald stuns in glam velvet gown as she poses next to roaring fire… two months after her husband was caught kissing Lily James in Rome
Dominic West’s wife Catherine FitzGerald was in excellent spirits as she posed for a festive snap at Glin Castle, Ireland, which was shared to Instagram on Monday.
The landscape gardener, 49, radiated glamour in a stunning blue velvet gown embellished with gold stitching and a glitzy clasp.
It comes after Dominic made headlines when he was caught kissing his co-star Lily James in Rome two months ago.
Gorgeous: Dominic West’s wife Catherine FitzGerald was in good spirits as she posed for a festive snap at Glin Castle, Ireland, which was shared to Instagram on Monday
She completed her sensational ensemble with a statement gold pendant as she posed in front of a roaring fire during the Christmas break.
Catherine let her natural beauty shine through with a low-coverage make-up look as she flashed a huge smile for the camera.
The Irish aristocrat wore her golden tresses loosely tied behind her head and let her signature fringe stylishly frame her face while relaxing at her ancestral home.
The snap, which was posted by Glin Castle’s Instagram page, was captioned: ‘There’s nothing quite like a warm fire burning in the hearth at this time of year.
‘We love this photo of Catherine! We hope you’re all enjoying the break.’
Merry Christmas: Catherine recently shared a socially-distanced festive snap from her family home with Dominic, 51, and their kids – Dora, 13, Senan, 12, Francis, 11, and Christabel, seven
Catherine recently put on a united front with her husband Dominic, 51, after sharing a socially-distanced festive snap from her family home.
The actor and the Catherine posed alongside their four children Dora, 13, Senan, 12, Francis, 11, and Christabel, seven, in the smiling shot from the grounds of the castle.
The married couple did not stand next to one another in the image and were separated by their offspring.
Dominic is also a father to daughter Martha, 21, from his relationship with Polly Astor.
‘We’re fine’: The show of family unity comes after the married actor was caught apparently kissing Mamma Mia star Lily, 31, in Rome in a widely-discussed public scandal
Hot water: In October, Dominic and Lily travelled to the Italian capital for a rumoured two-night stay at the Hotel De La Ville
Catherine, who tends to Glin Castle’s gardens, simply wrote on Instagram: ‘Happy Christmas from Glin Castle.’
The show of family unity comes after the married actor was caught apparently kissing Mamma Mia star Lily, 31, in Rome in a widely-discussed public scandal.
The intimate moment between the pair, who are co-starring in an upcoming BBC adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s novel The Pursuit Of Love, came during a trip to Rome.
In October, Dominic and Lily travelled to the Italian capital for a rumoured two-night stay at the Hotel De La Ville.
As well as meeting their mutual acting agent, they were spotted sharing a scooter ride and in a clinch over lunch.
Co-stars: They are set to star in Emily Mortimer’s adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s novel The Pursuit Of Love for the BBC featuring Emily Beecham & Andrew Scott – filming began in July
Still together: Catherine insisted ‘we’re very much still together’, and the couple shared a kiss for the world’s media outside their home in Chippenham, Wiltshire, amid the scandal
After they returned to the UK, Catherine insisted ‘we’re very much still together’, and the couple shared a kiss for the world’s media outside their home in Chippenham, Wiltshire.
Dominic and his wife kissed for the cameras outside their home and wrote a note that read: ‘Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together.’
Catherine broke her silence to assure MailOnline that her marriage is ‘fine’, as friends confirmed she was determined to make her marriage work and avoid a divorce.
She told a reporter: ‘We’re fine, thank you very much, yes we are. Things are OK between us. We don’t need any advice from anyone, thank you.’
Role: Dominic is best-known for playing Noah Solloway in The Affair, which follows an extramarital relationship between his character and Alison Bailey (pictured with Ruth Wilson)
A close friend of Catherine’s also revealed: ‘Yes, Catherine was devastated and humiliated by the pictures of Dom with Lily.
‘And it’s well documented and clear what his views on infidelity are.
‘It may surprise a lot of people but that doesn’t mean their marriage is close to ending.
‘They have had some difficult discussions but are still very much together.
‘They’ve got a lovely family and she wants to do everything she can to keep it together.’
Make it work: Catherine broke her silence to assure MailOnline that her marriage is ‘fine’, as friends confirmed she was determined to make her marriage work and avoid a divorce
While another friend said: ‘Even if she wanted to, it’s not that easy for Catherine to walk away from the marriage because she’s locked into it in many ways.
‘They’ve got four young children and Dominic is also the main breadwinner. And there’s also the considerable financial investment in Glin Castle to consider.’
However, it was later contrastingly reported the marriage is ‘as good as over’.
Catherine married Edward Lambton in 1995, becoming Viscountess Lambton for a time, until their divorce in 2002.
Bizarre: Amid the scandal, Dominic and Catherine kissed for the cameras outside their home and wrote a note that read: ‘Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together’
The friend added: ‘The divorce left some deep emotional scars on Catherine and she doesn’t want to go through another painful break up.
‘The experience left her feeling very crushed and it took a long time for her to get over it.
‘She wants to avoid another divorce at all costs.’
Last month, Catherine’s mother Olda Fitzgerald posted a gushing comment on a photo of her son-in-law with Catherine, saying: ‘My eldest daughter and my darling son-in-law who both work so hard to keep me in clover! How lucky am I?’
She added: ‘Hooray darlings congrats on sweet photo.’
Tribute: Catherine’s mother Olda recently paid tribute to her ‘darling’ actor son-in-law Dominic (Olda pictured with late husband Desmond before his death in 2011)
‘Darling’: The mother of Dominic’s wife Catherine called him ‘darling’ as she commented on how ‘lucky’ she was on a picture of the couple posted to Glin Castle’s Instagram account
West and Catherine married in June 2010 after reuniting following their university romance.
Lily had met Dominic when they starred in a stage production of Othello in 2011, and Luncheon magazine, a biannual cultural title, brought them together again for a regular feature in which two celebrities shoot the breeze over a meal.
At the time, Lily was regarded as one of the most promising acting stars, following starring roles in the BBC’s adaptation of War And Peace and the live-action version of Disney’s Cinderella.
She was two years into a relationship with Doctor Who star Matt Smith.
Dominic West’s affair ‘confession’
A delivery driver has claimed that Dominic West confessed to him that he had an affair.
Matt Vessey, 36, was delivering a lawnmower to the home the actor shares with his landscape gardener wife when he was met by a wall of photographers.
The delivery driver said he asked West about the media presence at the rural property.
Mr Vessey told MailOnline: ‘I am like, ‘What the hell is going on?’. He said, ‘It is a bit serious … I have had an affair’.’
One of West’s best-known roles is unfaithful author Noah Solloway in HBO drama The Affair.
Mr Vessey added: ‘I said to him, ‘Mate, I haven’t got a clue who you are’. All I had on my driver’s receipt was the name ‘Dominic’.’
The driver from Scunthorpe later called his father to ask why West had been in the news. He also said the actor had apologised to him for the press intrusion in his day.
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