Dominic West's wife Catherine Fitzgerald suffers online fiasco

‘This is somewhat embarrassing, isn’t it?’: Dominic West’s wife suffers online blunder as faulty link to her website leads users to an awkward message

The humiliated wife of actor Dominic West suffered further embarrassment on Tuesday after a link to her official website led users to a blank page and a rather pointed message, shortly after their very public display of unity. 

The link, posted to landscape designer Catherine Fitzgerald’s Instagram page and intended to direct users to an online portfolio of projects and designs, instead leads them to an empty page with a message that appeared to reflect her act of defiance with the actor. 

Emblazoned across the screen were the rather timely words ‘This is somewhat embarrassing, isn’t it?’ accompanied by an admission that the requested page could not be found.  

Awkward: The humiliated wife of actor Dominic West suffered further embarrassment on Tuesday after a link to her official website led users to a blank page

However a series of links at the top of the page still direct those interested in Catherine’s extensive body of work to her variety of completed jobs – among them Glin Castle in County Limerick, the designer’s ancestral home.  

The website blunder comes after Catherine, 49, and Dominic, 50, insisted their marriage was still intact after pictures emerged of the actor enjoying a public display of affection with former Downton Abbey star Lily James, 31, as they holidayed in Rome. 

Catherine was said to be ‘heartbroken’ after pictures emerged of her husband publicly cavorting with the single actress  during a trip to the Italian capital over the weekend.   

Still going strong: The blunder came shortly after the couple’s  bizarre display of unity, a reaction to recent pictures of Dominic cavorting with Lily James in Rome 

Emerging form their cottage for what appeared to be a staged photoshoot on Tuesday morning, they handed photographers a piece of paper, which repeated the words in his handwriting: ‘Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together’, with their signatures placed underneath.

MailOnline understands the actor flew back from Rome on Monday night for crisis talks with his wife of 10 years, just hours after she told a friend she was ‘heartbroken, shocked and devastated’ after seeing pictures of Dominic locked in an embrace with Lily, while not wearing his wedding ring.

Dominic has been married to Irish landscape designer and mother-of-four Catherine since 2010.

Close: Catherine was said to be ‘heartbroken’ after pictures emerged of her 50-year old husband publicly cavorting with single actress Lily James, 31, during a recent trip to Rome

On Monday, she confided in a friend that she and Dominic were still ‘very much together’ at the time of his steamy clinch with Lily, and she had said she considered the marriage to be ‘probably over’.

A female friend who came to console Catherine told MailOnline that she has was ‘devastated’ over the pictures because she thought she and Dominic had a ‘good marriage’. 

A friend told MailOnline on Monday: ‘Catherine has seen the pictures and she’s devastated. I came over to speak with her as soon as I knew about them. 

Still together: Dominic has been married to Irish landscape designer and mother-of-four Catherine since 2010 

‘Catherine has been trying to speak with Dominic but he’s not answering his phone. She’s totally shocked because she didn’t know anything was going on. They were very much together, so this is completely out of the blue.

Dominic and Lily caused quite the stir with their passionate – and very public – display and didn’t seem to mind who saw them as they cuddled up while taking in the sights of the Italian city. 

A friend told MailOnline on Monday: ‘Catherine has seen the pictures and she’s devastated. I came over to speak with her as soon as I knew about them.

‘Catherine has been trying to speak with Dominic but he’s not answering his phone. She’s totally shocked because she didn’t know anything was going on. They were very much together, so this is completely out of the blue.

‘She thought they had a good marriage and now it’s probably over. That’s how she feels right now but the two of them need to speak but at the moment, she’s lost for words.’

Old times: Former Downton Abbey star Lily’s last relationship was with actor Matt Smith

Defiant: Dominic and Catherine emerged from their cottage for a very public display of unity in front of waiting photographers on Tuesday morning 

Neighbours in the picturesque postcard village where Catherine lives with Dominic and their children – daughter Dora, 13, son Senan, 12, son Francis, 11, and daughter Christabel, seven, have also been rallying around her.

The actor also has another daughter Martha, 22, with former girlfriend Polly Astor.

One said: ‘To say she’s in shock would be an understatement. She’s heartbroken and has got nothing to publicly say. She needs to be left alone and have some time to herself.’

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