Damian Lewis è vedovo da poco più di un anno: dopo 14 anni di matrimonio, sua moglie Helen McCrory è morta di cancro al seno il 18 aprile 2021. La coppia di attori si è incontrata nel 2003 mentre recitava nella commedia “Five Gold Rings”, sposarsi nel 2007 e avere due figli, Manon e Gulliver. Meglio conosciuta per i suoi ruoli come Narcissa Malfoy in “Harry Potter” e Polly Gray in “Peaky Blinders”, McCrory è stata principalmente un’attrice teatrale all’inizio della sua carriera, ma ha continuato a bilanciare i ruoli teatrali dopo aver fatto irruzione nel cinema e in TV.
Lewis wrote a tribute to her for The Sunday Times shortly after her death, calling her "royalty in her own right." McCrory died shortly after Prince Philip, and while the news was slightly overshadowed by him, plenty of fans still paid their respects to the legendary thespian. "Her nickname to many was Dame Helen (apologies, Dame Helen), and although we'll never know now whether that would have become a reality, I think secretly, we do know," said Lewis of his late wife. In his announcement posted to Twitter, he said, "She died as she lived. Fearlessly."
A little over a year later, it appears Lewis has found love once again with another talented performer.
Damian Lewis and Alison Mosshart debut their relationship
Fourteen months after the death of Helen McCrory, Damian Lewis confirmed he's dating Alison Mosshart. Mosshart is best known for her band The Kills, as well as The Dead Weather, her supergroup with The White Stripes frontman Jack White. Lewis and Mosshart have stepped out several times over the past few weeks, most notably at The House of KOKO, a club in London. Despite starting his first relationship since McCrory's death, the "Billions" star continues to wear his wedding ring. Mosshart's mother Vivian told the Daily Mail, "They have mutual friends. I don't know exactly how they met but I'm fine with it. If she's happy, we are happy. I'm yet to meet him but certainly I'd like to."
McCrory previously gave Lewis advice on his future love life, including how long he should wait before dating again, with her signature sense of humor. In Lewis' 2021 tribute for The Sunday Times, he said, "Only a couple of weeks ago she said to us from her bed, 'I want Daddy to have girlfriends, lots of them, you must all love again, love isn't possessive, but you know, Damian, try at least to get through the funeral without snogging someone."
Over a year after said funeral, it sounds like McCrory would be more than okay with Lewis looking for love and happiness again.