Alice Eve has been having a passionate lockdown romance with a multi-millionaire aristocrat who’s married and 16 years her senior, I can lastly reveal.
The Star Trek actress has been secretly hunkering down for months with Pete Czernin, inheritor to the Howard de Walden barony, whose household owns 92 acres of Marylebone together with Harley Avenue.
Since 2013 he is lived within the sprawling Avington Manor, close to Hungerford, which he inherited from his Derby-winning grandfather Lord Howard de Walden.
No surprise Pete caught Alice’s eye. However there is a snag: final time I checked he was nonetheless married to his spouse of 26 years, Lucinda Czernin, an artwork marketing consultant with whom he has two grown-up youngsters.
Alice Eve has been secretly hunkering down for months with Pete Czernin (pictured), inheritor to the Howard de Walden barony, whose household owns 92 acres of Marylebone
Alice pictured on the 73rd British Academy Movie Awards at London’s Royal Albert Corridor in February final yr
Oxford-educated Alice, daughter of Shoestring actor Trevor Eve and his spouse Sharon Maughan, has been desperately conserving the romance underneath wraps – to guard the emotions of Lucinda, little doubt.
However final week she posted a photograph of herself with Pete, and friends have been fast to inform me the pair had finally gone ‘Instagram-official’. Alice, who has for months declined the chance to supply me a touch upon the romance, shortly deleted the submit.
When Pete, 55, and Alice, 39, ultimately do go public the pair will make fairly the society couple. Pete is an Eton chum of David Cameron and is a part of the Chipping Norton set.
He’s additionally an enormous cheese in Alice’s movie world, because the Oscar-winning producer of hit movie Three Billboards Outdoors Ebbing, Missouri and The Riot Membership, a movie about Cameron’s previous Oxford membership, The Bullingdon.
Their paths are mentioned to have crossed many instances since Alice’s break up in 2017 from her husband of three years, Alex Cowper-Smith.
However in direction of the tip of final yr rumours reached me that their friendship had developed right into a ‘lockdown romance’, with Alice spending time between Pete’s dwelling in Oxfordshire and her dwelling in West London.
An in depth good friend of the couple informed me: ‘Pete left his spouse and over lockdown started relationship Alice.
‘They’re in love. Alice is whip-smart, enjoyable and lovely and has been telling pals she ‘looks like herself once more’. However Pete’s spouse is spitting feathers.’
The Star Trek actress (pictured in Star Trek Into Darkness) has been desperately conserving the romance underneath wraps – to guard the emotions of his spouse Lucinda Czernin, little doubt
Their paths are mentioned to have crossed many instances since Alice’s break up in 2017 from her husband of three years, Alex Cowper-Smith. Pictured: Alice Eve in Star Trek Into Darkness
On July 21, Lucinda resigned as a director of the household firm Avington Investments Ltd, suggesting divorce is imminent. Alice posted the primary picture of herself with Pete virtually precisely every week later.
A supply says say Lucinda, 56, has instructed society lawyer Helen Ward to characterize her within the divorce, which is about to be extraordinarily pricey for Pete.
Helen informed me she doesn’t talk about her shoppers, however she famously netted Man Ritchie £50 million when he break up from Madonna in 2008.
Mum-to-be Princess Beatrice and husband Edo Mapelli Mozzi have a household dwelling to maneuver into – after exchanging on a luxurious £3 million place close to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
And at that value it is simply as effectively they saved on property agent charges – as they have been launched to the property’s house owners by florist-to-the-royals Willow Crossley.
Thoughts you, she does have a vested curiosity: Willow will probably be Beatrice’s nearest neighbour and takes a eager curiosity within the gorgeous backyard on the property, which additionally has a pool, tennis courtroom and social gathering barn.
They have been launched to the property’s house owners by florist-to-the-royals Willow Crossley
The most recent victims of the woke struggle are, would you imagine it, signet rings – which I’m informed are an emblem of posh boys’ evil white privilege.
However Daisy Pasternak, Tatler’s new 17-year-old social commentator (and a great-great-niece of Boris Pasternak), tells me she is main the cost to have the aristocrats’ favorite pinkie finger jewelry rehabilitated.
Poor Daisy, I worry she’s going to get ‘cancelled’ only for lifting a finger…
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