Who Has Lily James Been Linked to in Hollywood?

– Lily James is known for starring in romantic movies but keeps her love life private to avoid potential backlash and pain
– James has been publicly linked to a few Hollywood men, including Matt Smith, Dominic West, and Chris Evans
– Her most recent relationship was with musician Michael Shuman, with whom she was together for two years before their reported breakup in February 2023.

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Actress Lily James is known for her roles in several romantic movies, including “Yesterday” and “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” However, when it comes to her love life offscreen, she prefers to keep things private. Speaking to InStyle in 2015, James explained why she chooses not to talk about her relationships publicly, saying, “In regards to your love life, you’re just entering into a whole of pain if you talk about it.” She added that not speaking about one’s love life means there are no “sound bites to haunt you when you’re crying into a box of Kleenex after it all goes wrong.”

While James has been linked to a few actors in Hollywood, her most publicized relationship was with “The Crown” and “House of the Dragon” star Matt Smith. They first met on the set of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” in 2014 and sparked dating rumors shortly afterward. The couple made a number of appearances together over the years, but they generally avoided talking about each other in interviews. After five years of dating, it was reported that they split in December 2019. Although they were seen walking together in London in March 2020, they did not reconcile their relationship.

In 2020, James was linked to yet another actor from “The Crown” series, Dominic West, after they were photographed together in Rome looking cozy. However, West and his wife, Catherine FitzGerald, quickly refuted the dating rumors, saying in a joint statement to the press, “Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together.” James has since declined to comment on the rumored relationship.

In February 2021, James was seen kissing musician and Queens of the Stone Age bass player Michael Shuman outside a hotel in Suffolk, England. The two were together for two years, but in February 2023, their breakup was reported. A source said, “They just couldn’t make it work as a couple, but they both wish each other the best for the future.”

Despite the various rumors and paparazzi photos, James has mostly played coy when it comes to her love life and prefers to keep her personal relationships out of the public eye. In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, she shared some romantic advice she would give to her younger self, saying, “Don’t be obsessed by boys! Hang out with your girl mates. And don’t take everything so seriously — be kind to yourself.”