Dominic West’s wife Catherine FitzGerald has reportedly held crisis talks with her family over the future of her marriage.
But the landscape gardener, 49, had a big smile on her face in a new picture of herself picking hydrangeas at her ancestral home, Glin castle in Ireland, which was captioned: ‘September scenes: Picking hydrangeas.’
The picture was shared on the account on Wednesday, but taken before her husband, 51, was pictured looking very cosy with Lily James while on a trip to Rome.
Just last month, The Affair actor appeared to kiss and cuddle up to his The Pursuit of Love co-star Lily while sightseeing in the Italian city.
‘September scenes’: Dominic West’s smiling wife Catherine FitzGerald picked hydrangeas in an Instagram picture posted on Wednesday after ‘holding marriage crisis talks’
Not one comment on the picture referred to Dominic’s snaps, leading to a suggestion that comments had been moderated.
A source told The Sun Catherine is deciding what to do about her marriage.
They said: ‘She’s holed up in her family’s ancestral home, Glin Castle in County Limerick, thinking everything over.
The insider added that Catherine has been left feeling humiliated over her husband’s recent actions.
Last month, Catherine agreed to take part in a bizarre show of unity with Dominic telling reporters: ‘Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together’.
Getting on with it: The picture was taken weeks before Catherine learned of the flirty pictures of Lily James and Dominic West taken on their weekend break in Rome (pictured on October 11)
This came hours after Catherine told friends she was ‘heartbroken’ over the images, which went viral,
The shell-shocked mother-of-four had clutched a tissue in her hand as she gingerly stepped out of the marital home in Chippenham, Wiltshire with her husband by her side, hiding her ring finger in her jeans pocket.
Dominic’s ring was off as it had been for his weekend with Lily.
For a brief moment, she lingered in the doorway, biting her lip and staring anxiously at the ground as he glanced back and appeared to say something to her.
Despite this public show of unity, Catherine was said to be humiliated.
The couple are parents to daughter Dora, 13, son Senan, 12, son Francis, 11, and daughter Christabel, seven.
‘Out marriage is strong’: Hours after Dominic arrived home from his break with Lily, he and Catherine had put on a bizarre display of unity outside their Cotswolds home
Support: Despite this public show of unity, Catherine was said to be humiliated.
Dominic also has another daughter Martha, 21, with former girlfriend, aristocrat, Polly Astor.
Last week, Old Etonian West confirmed his wife, had gone away, but explained: ‘She’s on a work trip. She’s gone by herself.’
When asked if they were still together, he laughed: ‘Of course we are. Our relationship is fine.’
Dominic made his feelings on infidelity quite clear during an Evening Standard interview, back in 2016, when he asked the reporter why wives make such a fuss over infidelity.
He said: ‘I mean, I think women should be more indulgent of affairs.
‘I really do. It’s daft to kick someone out over a fling. Isn’t it? Everyone should turn a blind eye to men’s behaviour between the ages of 40 and 50. Let it all blow over.’
He told Harper’s Bazaar when promoting The Affair that monogamy is ‘not the necessarily natural way to be’.
He said: ‘It’s one of those subjects that people have very strong opinions about because everybody is open to it and can experience it. It affects kings as much as it does snails. A lot of people have experienced it and a lot of people fear it.
‘I suppose people suspect that the conventions that we have agreed upon in society, that a man and women can stay together for life or a certain amount of time without cheating, that they’re not really staying together based on anything other than how society thinks they should behave.’
Moreover, in 2012, he told Femail that he gave up Catholicism for women because of ‘all those rules about sex’.