Dominic West’s marriage is “as good as over” thanks to his relationship with Lily James, according to friends of his wife.
Catherine FitzGerald’s pals say she is preparing to pull the plug after the actor apparently confessed to “having feelings” for his 31-year-old co-star.
It comes just four weeks after The Affair actor West, 51, was seen kissing his co-star in Italy.
A family friend said: “Catherine has told those closest to her that Dominic has admitted having feelings for Lily.
“At first it seemed as though the whole thing was just a one-off but Catherine has since said it’s become obvious it was more than that.
“Catherine feels crushed by it, naturally. It’s a huge thing to be coming to terms with.
“She has since told the people closest to her their marriage is as good as over now and she doesn’t think there is a way past this.”
FitzGerald put on a united front with her husband after photographs of him and James hugging in Rome were published.
The couple, standing outside their house in Wiltshire, signed a note saying their marriage was “strong” and they were “very much still together”.
West then smirked after they shared an awkward kiss for the cameras.
FitzGerald, 49, left soon after without West for her family home in Glin Castle, Ireland.
There she called a “crisis summit” with her two sisters over her marriage.
The family friend said: “Catherine is lying low but she is still talking with Dominic about where they go now.
“It has been a humiliating period for her and she wants Dominic to clean up the mess that’s been created.”
West and James met on the set of upcoming BBC period drama The Pursuit Of Love in which West plays her father.
James, who split from Doctor Who actor Matt Smith, 38, earlier this year, has not yet commented on her relationship with West.
Last night, West’s representatives also refused to comment on the matter.
This story originally appeared on The Sun and is republished here with permission