The Crown’s Matt Smith and Lily James Split After 5 Years

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Lily James stepped out for the first time since rumors began to swirl that she had called it quits with her boyfriend of five years, Matt Smith.

Best known for his roles as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor in the BBC series Doctor Who and Prince Philip in the Netflix series The Crown, he is an English actor and film director with an estimated net worth of $9 million.

Matt Smith and Lily James at Burberry and Claridge's Christmas Tree Launch Party at Claridge's in London on November 18, 2015Matt Smith and Lily James at Burberry and Claridge’s Christmas Tree Launch Party in London on November 18, 2015

Despite all the gossip surrounding her relationship with Matt, Lily managed to put on a brave face as she made a solo appearance on the red carpet at the 2019 British Independent Film Awards on Sunday.

Lily James at the 22nd British Independent Film Awards 2019 held at Old Billingsgate in London on December 1, 2019Lily James at the 22nd British Independent Film Awards 2019 held at Old Billingsgate in London on December 1, 2019

The 30-year-old actress went for a vampy look in a black velvet Alessandra Rich Spring 2020 dress.

Her stunning maxi features a high mandarin collar, center-front crystal buttons, and long sleeves with satin white cuffs. It also has a high center slit to show off her slender, flawless legs.

Lily James shows off her slender legs in Alessandra Rich black velvet dressLily James shows off her slender legs in Alessandra Rich black velvet dress

It would have been better if Lily styled her hair sleek straight and off her shoulders, but she looked pretty with her blow-dried center-parted locks nonetheless.

Her winged eyeliner, bushy brows, rosy lip gloss, and complementing blush finished off her fierce beauty look.

Lily James wears winged eyeliner and bushy eyebrows with rosy lip glossLily James wears winged eyeliner and bushy eyebrows with rosy lip gloss

The Downtown Abbey star kept her accessories to a minimum, opting for tiny hoop earrings and a statement ring.

Although kind of boring, her Christian Louboutin ‘Douce De Desert’ pumps complemented her vampy vibe. These crepe de chine pumps feature wide ankle ties, pointed toes, and 4-inch slender stiletto heels.

Lily James shows off her feet in Christian Louboutin ankle-tie pumpsLily James shows off her feet in Christian Louboutin ankle-tie pumps

Fans and showbiz insiders have noticed that Lily and Matt have not been pictured together in months, fueling breakup speculations. It has also been revealed that Matt has started to form a close friendship with his The Crown co-star Claire Foy.

A source told Daily Mail: “Matt and Claire have formed a close and mutually supportive friendship, and have been spending time together near their different homes in North London in recent weeks.”

Matt Smith and Claire Foy at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 17, 2018Matt Smith and Claire Foy at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 17, 2018

Lily and Matt met on the set of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in 2014, and have since kept a low-key relationship. They were spotted in several red carpet events and were reported to have moved into a flat in London’s Primrose Hill.

Following the reports, both camps neither confirmed nor denied the breakup.

Lily James and Matt Smith at Chiltern Firehouse in London on June 22, 2015Lily James and Matt Smith at Chiltern Firehouse in London on June 22, 2015

Credit: Mario Mitsis / FayesVision / WENN

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