Dominic West and Lily James introduced themselves very comfortably, kissing and cuddling during the British Airways flight to Rome.
The married actor, 50 years old, and Mamma Mia! The 31-year-old star was seen kissing passionately while having lunch outdoors in the Italian city last Sunday.
Now a source claims that the couple wasted no time to start their romantic weekend and were “on top of each other” while traveling, reports The Sun.
Shock: Dominic West and Lily James showed a very cozy display, “kissing and cuddling” during the British Airways flight to Rome, allegedly (pictured during their trip to Italy)
A source told the publication: “At first I thought she was his daughter, because I knew she was about 50 and could be said to be much younger.
“Only minutes after the plane took off, they started kissing and cuddling after they both took off their masks.
“They looked like a couple heading to a dirty weekend and were on top of each other. They kissed in French and turned a lot.
MailOnline contacted representatives of Lily and Dominic for comment.
After arriving in the city last week, Lily and Dominic surprised viewers when they were depicted kissing while having dinner outdoors.
Claims: A source said Dominic and Lily “look like a couple heading to a dirty weekend and they were on top of each other” during the flight (pictured together in 2018)
Dominic is best known for his role as Noah Soloway in the showtime drama, The Affair, which explores the emotional effects of an extramarital affair between his character and a younger woman named Alison Bailey (Ruth Wilson).
A source told MailOnline Dominic and Lily spent two nights in an apartment at the top hotel, De La Ville, with panoramic city views and just a two-minute walk from the Spanish Steps.
They left the hotel in just a few hours, riding an electric scooter around the Spanish Steps and Piazza di Pietra. While having lunch, they joined their friend and mutual manager Angharad Wood at a downtown restaurant.
At the end of lunch, Lily sat down next to Dominic, who was not wearing his wedding ring, and he could not refrain from shoving it around her neck and stroking it.
Last Thursday, it was reported that Lily had broken up with The Crown star Matt Smith, 37, forever after an unsuccessful attempt to renew their relationship in a lock after a five-year romance.
Married: Dominic and his wife Catherine Fitz Gerald put a united front in their home after the photos come out
Ever since the photos of Dominic and Lily came to light in Rome, he has been showing off with his wife, Catherine Fitzgerald, 49.
Just hours after telling friends she was “heartbroken” by the images that went viral, she agreed to take part in a strange show about unity with the star of The Affair, as he told reporters: “Our marriage is strong and we are still very much together. “
The mother of four carefully walked out of the family home in Chippenham, Wiltshire, with her husband on Tuesday, hiding her ring finger in her jeans pocket.
Catherine purposefully raised her head and passionately kissed Dominic in front of the cameras as they emerged from their shaking villa through the rusty gate.
Dominic looked rather smug as he showed that he was still not wearing his wedding ring. He wore the same outfit he wore to his day with Lily, adding a brown jacket.
With motionless smiles on their faces, he and Catherine handed photographers a piece of paper that repeated the words in his handwriting, “Our marriage is strong and we are still together,” with their signatures at the bottom.
Strong: Dominic has been married to Irish landscape designer and mother of four Catherine since 2010. They share children Dora, 13, Senan, 12, Francis, 11 and Cristabel, seven.
Working together: Lily and Dominic will star in Emily Mortimer’s adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s famous BBC novel The Pursuit of Love starring Emily Beachham and Andrew Scott – filming began in July
MailOnline learns that the actor flew back from Rome on Monday night to negotiate a crisis with his wife of 10 years, just hours after she told a friend that she was “heartbroken, shocked and devastated” after the filming.
Dominic has been married to Irish landscape designer and mother of four Catherine since 2010.
They share four children – daughter Dora, 13, son Senan, 12, son Francis, 11 and daughter Christabel, seven. While the actor has another daughter, Martha, 21, with an ex-girlfriend, aristocrat Polly Astor.
On Monday, Catherine confided in a friend that she and Dominic were still “very close” at the time of his evaporated clinch with Lily, and she said she thought the marriage was “probably over.”
A friend who came to comfort Catherine told MailOnline that she was “ruined” by the photos because she thought she and Dominic had a “good marriage.”
The friend told MailOnline on Monday: “Katherine saw the photos and was devastated. I came to talk to her as soon as I found out about them.
Done and cleared: It was announced last Thursday that 31-year-old Lily broke up with Matt Smith, 37, forever after a failed attempt to renew their relationship in a lock after a five-year romance (pictured in 2015)
Catherine tries to talk to Dominic, but he doesn’t answer his phone. She was completely shocked because she didn’t know something was happening. They were a lot together, so it’s quite unexpected.
“She thought they had a good marriage and now it’s probably over. That’s how she feels right now, but they both need to talk, but right now she’s lost her words.
Lily and Dominic will star in Emily Mortimer’s adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s famous BBC novel The Pursuit of Love, starring Emily Beachham and Andrew Scott, and filming begins in July.
The three-part romantic comedy drama about love and friendship is filmed on the spot in the Bristol and Bath area and at The Bottle Yard Studios.
Set in Europe between the two world wars, the story follows the adventures and accidents of the charismatic and fearless Linda Radlett, played by Lily and her best friend and cousin Fanny Logan, played by Beecham.
But the couple went back and played together at Othello at Sheffield Crucible in 2011. Lily played Desdemona when she was 22 and Dominic played Iago at 41.