Dominic West’s mother-in-law Olda has shared a gushing tribute to the actor following his Lily James scandal.
Taking to Instagram, the mother of Dominic’s wife Catherine FitzGerald, who is reportedly planning on leaving him, called him ‘darling’ as she commented on how ‘lucky’ she was.
The FitzGerald family’s Glin Castle Instagram account had posted a picture of Dominic and wife Catherine from a previous photoshoot with Architectural Digest.
Tribute: Dominic West’s mother-in-law Olda has shared a gushing tribute to the actor following his Lily James scandal
Writing in the comments section, Olda penned: ‘My eldest daughter and my darling son-in-law who both work so hard to keep me in clover!
‘How lucky am I? Hooray darlings congrats on sweet photo.’
Dominic and wife Catherine have been putting on a united front after pictures of him canoodling with actress Lily James, 31, while on holiday in Rome emerged last month.
It comes following reports that Catherine, 49, was planning to leave her husband and their marriage was ‘as good as over’ following the cosy snaps.
‘Darling’: Taking to Instagram, the mother of Dominic’s wife Catherine FitzGerald, who is reportedly planning on leaving him, called him ‘darling’ as she commented on how ‘lucky’ she was as she commented on a picture of the couple posted to Glin Castle’s Instagram account
United: Dominic and wife Catherine have been putting on a united front after pictures of him canoodling with actress Lily James, 31, while on holiday in Rome emerged last month (pictured after the scandal broke)
Friends of Catherine said she is set to walk away from their 10-year marriage, after seeing pictures of him on a romantic weekend with Lily.
This marked the first time Dominic and Catherine have been seen together in the idyllic Wiltshire village where they live since news of their marriage problems became public.
Neighbours revealed landscape gardener Catherine returned to the couple’s home last week after being holed up at her ancestral home of Glin Castle in County Limerick, Ireland.
A resident of the village where the couple live with their four children told MailOnline: ‘We’ve seen him out running and walking the dog. Catherine has been back for about five days and she’s been spotted but we’ve not seen the two of them together.
‘There are a lot of rumours doing the rounds about the future of their marriage but whatever happens, it’s nice to see them doing something together because they are a popular couple.’
Another resident added: ‘It’s quite common knowledge that they’ve got marital problems and we’ve not seen them together recently.’
Earlier on Tuesday, friends claimed Catherine is ‘completely devastated’ at the prospect of her marriage being over because she’s ‘still mad about’ West.
But they speculate that Catherine, who has four children with West, had grown tired of being an actor’s wife ‘with all that entails.’
A friend told MailOnline: ‘He lives this other life where he’s away at least half the year and she and the kids are waiting for him.
‘She’s living in a house in England for his career when I think anyone who knows her knows she would much rather be home in Ireland.
‘The pictures of Dominic in Rome show just how separate their lives have become.
The end? Sources have said the landscape designer is preparing to call off their relationship (pictured in 2015)
‘Catherine is still mad about Dominic but it’s plainly not working. She’s been humiliated. Painful as it is, this looks like it could be the time to leave him.’
TV and film stars Dominic and Lily became the subject of worldwide scrutiny, when the images emerged showing the pair enjoying an al fresco lunch with their mutual agent, Angharad Wood.
Lily and Dominic enjoyed a two-day vacation in Italy where they were seen riding on a scooter through Rome, and The Affair star appeared to at one point lean over and kiss her neck.
Working together: Lily and Dominic are set to star in Emily Mortimer’s adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s celebrated novel The Pursuit Of Love for the BBC featuring Emily Beecham & Andrew Scott – filming began in July
A source told MailOnline they spent two nights in a suite at the top Hotel De La Ville with a panoramic view over the city and just at two minutes walk from the Spanish steps. Just days later, the father-of-five and his wife defended their marriage.
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.
It was previously reported that Catherine held crisis talks with her family over the future of her marriage.
The couple – who tied the knot in June 2010 after reuniting following their university romance – share Dora, 13, Senan, 12, Francis, 11, and Christabel, seven, together, while the Sheffield native has another daughter Martha, 21, with former girlfriend, aristocrat, Polly Astor.
Role: Dominic is best known for playing Noah Solloway in Showtime drama, The Affair, which explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between his character and Alison Bailey (Ruth Wilson)