Lily James was recently spotted with actor Max Ianeselli as the two were seen leaving the Giorgio Armani Fashion Awards afterparty that took place at Harry’s Bar in Mayfair, London on Monday night. Not much is known about Max, he’s still a rising star, but he’s had small parts in Bad Education and Fifth Time Luck.
It’s not yet known if the two are dating or just friends, so a relationship is pure speculation at this point. However, speculation might be all Lily wanted after splitting from Matt Smith, her boyfriend of five years.
After meeting on the set of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in 2014, Matt and Lily got serious pretty quickly. They made their relationship official (at least in Hollywood terms) when they attended the Milan premiere of Lily’s movie Cinderella in 2015.
By 2018, it seemed as if they were considering marriage and children, with Matt saying, “Yeah, a lot of our friends are having kids. Two of my closest girlfriends just had babies and I adore them – it’s amazing to see what that brings to your life. You know, it becomes the most important thing, and that kind of shift is something I look forward to.”
However, things have changed between the pair and it appears there is some drama going on behind the scenes.
While the split has yet to be confirmed by either of them, Lily recently took a girls trip to South Africa in which she seemed to hint at heartache in her personal life. She had some much needed girl time with her friends including stylist Rebecca Corbin Murray and make-up artist Valeria Ferreira. The Cinderella star shared multiple pictures of her adventures to Instagram.
In one photo of her and her friends, she captioned it, “post-traumatic stress disorder buddies,” possibly hinting at her breakup, however it has since been taken down.
Matt Smith has been seen out and about on a variety of occasions with Claire Foy, his co-star in The Crown. The two shared a romance onscreen, playing Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, and it seems this may have lead to love in real life.
They also played husband and wife in the play Lungs in October. Since then, they’ve been seen spending more and more time together. Many have speculated that the friendship between Matt and Claire was a factor in his split from Lily. They’ve been seen having meals and strolling down the street looking happy as ever.
If Lily and Matt are still together, one would assume the pictures of him laughing with Claire would conjure the green-eyed monster in her, as it would any girlfriend.
Lily attended the British Fashion Awards in London on Monday night wearing a white, strapless gown with a big, gold bow on the front. She attended the event alone, and looked as if she was trying to show her ex what he was missing.
The stunning actress showed no signs of looking upset over her relationship woes, and walked down the red carpet looking confident as ever.
It remains to be seen if Matt and Lily will ever confirm their split, but they both seem to be moving on easily if they’re no longer together.