Has James McAvoy already found a new love in his life? Mere days after announcing his split from Anne-Marie Duff, his wife of nine years, the ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ star has reportedly gotten close to his co-star, Alexandra Shipp!
Professor X possibly dating Storm? No, it’s not the latest romantic plot twist in the issues of X-Men. James McAvoy, 37, has reportedly struck up a romance with his co-star, Alexandra Shipp, 24, even though he just revealed he’s about to divorce Anne-Marie Duff, 45.
James was seen being cozy with Alexandra at a X-Men: Apocalypse party on May 16, according to The Mirror, and the two have reportedly become friendly in the recent months. The two enjoyed each other’s company at the party, and “it’s no great secret how they’ve got close,” an insider told the Mirror. “James has been quite open among the cast and crew that his marriage was over – and it seems he has struck up a friendship with Alex since then.”
This friendship has “been the source of some gossip among those connected to the film,” the insider added. “But they’ve kept things low-key.” Well, they would have to keep it on the down low, as James and Anne-Marie are still married! Don’t keep your love of unlimited and ad-free music a secret – sign up for it here.
James reportedly falling for a co-star is nothing new. He and Anne-Marie fell in love after James co-stared on Shameless, playing Anne-Marie’s love interest on the show in 2004. A real-life romance blossomed and they were married in 2006. Alexandra, who burst on the scene by playing the late Aaliyah in the Lifetime movie, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, is stepping in Halle Berry’s, 49, shoes to Marvel character Storm in the new X-Men movie.
Anne-Marie and James “are still living together,” according to The Mirror, “and things are pretty amicable.” Well, when they announced their split on May 13, the X-Man ex-couple said they would remain friends and co-parent their 5-year-old son, Brendan. Will things stay amicable if James has already struck up a relationship with his young costar?
What do you think about James reportedly dating Alexandra while he’s still married to Anne-Marie, HollywoodLifers?