Dominic West has pledged to make it up to his wife after photographs of him emerged kissing actress Lily James, sources say.
Dominic and Lily have been at the heart of a showbiz storm after being papped kissing during a meal in Rome.
But Dominic and wife Catherine Fitzgerald, who’ve been married for ten years and share four kids, have put on a united front and told that their marriage remains “strong.”
Now sources claim that Catherine was “horrified”, but Dominic has vowed to make it up to her.
An insider told new! magazine: “This all might be down to a midlife crisis – and that’s what we’re told [Catherine] has put it down to.
“He’s apparently told Catherine it wasn’t as bad as the pictures look. He wants to make it up to her – it’s embarassing.
“He loves her and wants to be with her and wants to keep his family together.”
They share Dora, 14, Senan, 12, Francis, 11 and Christabel, seven, while Dominic also has 22-year-old daughter Martha from a previous relationship.
Dominic and Catherine hit back at rumours that their marriage was on the rocks as they gave a statement to press outside their Wiltshire home.
They shared a kiss as Catherine was seen holding a hand-written note which read: “Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together. Thank you.”
The note was signed at the bottom by both of them.
Dominic has also said: “I just want to say our marriage is strong and we are still very much still together.”
It was reported last week that the couple had left the UK and headed to the Irish castle where they’d first tied the knot.
The couple own Glin Castle in Limerick, which has been in Catherine’s family for generations and the venue for their 2010 wedding.
Meanwhile, Dominic is said to have been lined up by Netflix for hit royal series The Crown.
The Sun reported that he’ll portray Prince Charles as he embarked on his affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles.
“Show bosses looked at several stars for the sought-after role, but he was by far their preferred actor,” a telly insider claimed.
“Now both parties are hammering out a deal.”
Mirror Online has reached out to reps for Dominic and Catherine for comment.