Dominic West admits his controversial photos with Lily James was horrible for wife Catherine

Dominic West and his wife Catherine FitzGerald have learned to laugh about the 2020 media frenzy that ensued post the photos of The Crown actor kissing former co-star Lily James surfaced online.

It’s been almost four years since the publication of paparazzi photos that showed Lily and Dominic, who shared screen in BBC’s The Pursuit of Love, together in Italy. Some of the photos showed the actor nuzzling and kissing Lily’s neck over their intimate lunch date.

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Naturally, the photos sparked speculation of on-set romance between the two actors, putting Dominic, who is not only a married man, but also a father of five kids, in a precarious position.

In the latest interview, Dominic shared that it was “obviously horrible” for the whole FitzGerald family.

Speaking to The Times of London over the weekend, he stated, “It was an absurd situation.” He added that despite of it being stressful for his wife and kids, there were also some lighter moments.

At the time of the controversy, Dominic opted for an unusual approach to deal with it. He held a press conference at their England home with his wife to address the state of their relationship.

The couple distributed hand-written note to visiting media bearing the message that their marriage is strong. They also shared a kiss.