As good-looking lawyer Mark Darcy within the Bridget Jones movies, Colin Firth turned smitten with a reasonably blonde tv presenter with a rocky romantic historical past.
And the actor gave the impression to be following an identical script in actual life when he was noticed having fun with a relaxed stroll with information presenter Joanna Gosling final week.
The star, who is understood for enjoying aloof characters who regularly shed their reserve, appeared to have shrugged off his personal latest romantic difficulties throughout a stroll to savour the winter sunshine in a West London park.
Winter stroll: Colin Firth gave the impression to be following an identical script to Bridget Jones in actual life when he was noticed having fun with a relaxed stroll with information presenter Joanna Gosling final week
The 60-year-old star and the BBC anchorwoman had been seen fortunately chatting, smiling and laughing as they ambled by means of the grounds. Each had been dressed down in hats, hooded jackets and denims to thrust back the chilly.
Neither took the chance yesterday to disclaim that they’re extra than simply good pals. Mr Firth’s publicist declined to remark and Ms Gosling failed to reply to requests to talk.
Regardless, the assist of Ms Gosling in any capability couldn’t have come at a greater time for Mr Firth.
Subsequent month will mark a 12 months since he and ex-wife Livia Giuggioli, an Italian movie producer, introduced they had been separating after 22 years of marriage.
Transferring on? The outing comes 11 months after the actor and ex-wife Livia Giuggioli, an Italian movie producer, introduced they had been separating after 22 years of marriage (pictured collectively)
Their announcement got here 4 years after she had a secret fling throughout a brief break up in 2016. Her relationship was stated to have left Mr Firth ‘heartbroken’.
Ms Gosling, 49, has skilled her personal tumultuous love life. She was married to spin physician Sir Craig Oliver – David Cameron’s former director of communications and chief of the official Stay marketing campaign through the EU referendum – for 18 years earlier than they break up in 2014.
The couple have three daughters collectively who reside with Ms Gosling, whereas Sir Craig, 51, has a bachelor flat close by.
Earlier than he moved to No 10, he was a BBC journalist which is the place he’s understood to have met Ms Gosling.
Former flame: Ms Gosling, 49, was married to spin physician Sir Craig Oliver for 18 years earlier than they break up in 2014 (the previous spouses are pictured with Prince Charles in 2011)
Sir Craig is reportedly now courting Lucy Thomas, deputy director of the Britain Stronger In marketing campaign. They met through the EU referendum marketing campaign.
Following the announcement of their break up final December, Mr Firth and his estranged spouse insisted they’d ‘stay united’ of their love for his or her sons.
The actor remained on the household’s £4 million household residence in Chiswick, West London, whereas Ms Giuggioli has spent a lot of the time since then again in Italy.
Their separation got here after Ms Giuggioli, 50, admitted to an affair together with her childhood buddy Marco Brancaccia.
The fling was revealed when she later took the now 56-year-old journalist to courtroom in Italy, having accused him of stalking her after she bought again collectively together with her husband.
Well-known position: Colin performed lawyer Mark Darcy within the Bridget Jones movies, who turned smitten with a blonde tv presenter with a rocky romantic historical past (image with Renee Zellweger within the first film)
A press release issued on behalf of Mr Firth and his spouse on the time stated: ‘A number of years in the past Colin and Livia privately made the choice to separate. Throughout that point, Livia briefly turned concerned with former buddy Mr Brancaccia.
‘The Firths have since reunited. Subsequently, Mr Brancaccia carried out a daunting marketing campaign of harassment over a number of months, a lot of which is documented.’
The journalist denied the claims, telling The Occasions: ‘We had been romantically concerned, she needed to depart Colin for me.’
Mr Firth and Ms Giuggioli met on the set of the 1996 BBC drama Nostromo earlier than tying the knot in Tuscany a 12 months later. Ms Giuggioli can be co-founder of Eco-Age, a advertising and marketing firm which focuses on the atmosphere.
Mr Firth is understood for his roles in Satisfaction And Prejudice, Love Really and The King’s Speech, for which he gained the Finest Actor Oscar in 2011.
He additionally has a son with Meg Tilly, his co-star within the movie Valmont.
Reprisal: The Love Really star additionally returned to the Bridget Jones motion pictures for the second movie in 2016 (pictured with Renee and Patrick Dempsey)