Dominic West and Lily James looked like they were heading on a ‘dirty weekend’ and couldn’t stop ‘kissing and cuddling’ on their flight out to Rome, an eyewitness has claimed.
Just days after damning snaps of them cosying up together in the Italian capital emerged, someone who claims to have seen them at the airport alleged they were snogging and necking in front of other passengers on their busy BA flight out there.
Married Dominic, 51, has already staged a bizarre reunion scene with his wife Catherine FitzGerald outside their Wiltshire home, where she held up a piece of paper reading: “Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together. Thank you.”
In front of the assembled cameras, The Affair star Dom and Cat hugged each other and kissed in a display of unity – though the actor hid his left hand inside his coat pocket so nobody could see if he was wearing a wedding ring.
Just days after the cringing staged press conference, the airport witness has claimed they felt compelled to speak out after spotting them getting amorous on their flight out to Rome.
“Within minutes of the plane leaving, they began kissing and cuddling after both removed their masks,” they told the Sun On Sunday.
“They looked like a couple heading for a dirty weekend and they were all over each other. They were French kissing and there was a lot of necking going on.”
The witness – a businessman who was on the same flight – said he didn’t know who Lily was until he saw the media reports about the pair’s cosy lunch in Rome.
“To be honest, the reason I’m speaking out is because of that cringing statement and photocall he and his wife gave,” he added.
“When they were on the plane they behaved very much like a couple. He was whispering passionately in her ear while they kissed.”
Lily, who at 31 is a full two decades younger than her In Pursuit Of Love co-star, was also seen resting her head on Dominic’s shoulder as he filled in a Covid form at Rome airport before the two flew home to London.
They spent three sun-soaked days in the romantic city, where they were papped enjoying a very cosy lunch that seemed to involve Dominic nuzzling Lily’s neck, touching her face and kissing her in front of over diners.
They also hopped on an electric scooter together, with Dom standing close behind Lily and steering the handlebars as she leaned back into him.
He was later seen with his hand on her bum as they went into a picturesque church for some sightseeing.
Since flying back to the UK – and the emergence of those photos – Dominic and his wife of 10 years are believed to be holed up in Glin Castle in Limerick, which has been in Catherine’s family for generations, and was the location of their 2010 wedding.
It’s thought the couple will stay there until the end of half term with their children – daughter Dora, 13, son Senan, 12, son Francis, 11, and Christabel, seven.
The Wire star is also dad to another daughter, actress Martha, 22, with his ex-girlfriend Polly Astor.
Meanwhile, single Lily has broken cover since the damning photos and took part in a video call to promote her new film Rebecca – a new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel.
She made no mention of Dominic or her trip to Rome in the video chat.
Mirror Online has contacted Dominic and Lily’s reps for comment.