Damian Lewis makes a rare public appearance with new girlfriend Alison Mosshart


Damian Lewis made a rare appearance with new girlfriend Alison Mosshart in New York City on Thursday, little more than a month after confirming their relationship. 

The actor has embarked on a new romance with the American musician following the tragic death of wife Helen McCrory to cancer in April 2021. 

Stepping out for an infrequent public appearance with Mosshart in the city’s trendy SoHo district – an area famed for its boutiques and galleries – Lewis, 51, looked relaxed in a black polo shirt and stone coloured chinos. 

Stepping out: Damian Lewis made a rare appearance with new girlfriend Alison Mosshart in New York City on Thursday, little more than a month after confirming their relationship

Accompanying her boyfriend, Mosshart, 43, opted for a loose-fitting plaid shirt and leopard print trousers teamed with simple black canvas shoes.

Completing her grungy look with a pair of orange rimmed sunglasses, the musician ensured she caught the eye as they browsed stores in Lower Manhattan.  

The couple are thought to have met through mutual friends while in London and have grown increasingly fond of one another, Mosshart’s mother Vivian, 76, told DailyMail.com. 

Speaking exclusively from her home in Florida, she said: ‘I don’t know how much flak I’m going to get for all of this but of course we are excited for her.

‘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.’ 

Low key: Stepping out for an infrequent public appearance with Mosshart in the city's trendy SoHo district, Lewis looked relaxed in a black polo shirt and stone coloured chinos

Low key: Stepping out for an infrequent public appearance with Mosshart in the city’s trendy SoHo district, Lewis looked relaxed in a black polo shirt and stone coloured chinos

Stylish: Accompanying her boyfriend, Mosshart opted for a loose-fitting plaid shirt and leopard print trousers teamed with simple black canvas shoes

Inseparable: The couple are thought to have met through mutual friends while in London and have grown increasingly fond of one another

Stylish: Accompanying her boyfriend, Mosshart opted for a loose-fitting plaid shirt and leopard print trousers teamed with simple black canvas shoes

Finishing touches: Completing her grungy look with a pair of orange rimmed sunglasses, Mosshart ensured she caught the eye as they browsed stores in Lower Manhattan

Finishing touches: Completing her grungy look with a pair of orange rimmed sunglasses, Mosshart ensured she caught the eye as they browsed stores in Lower Manhattan 

Lewis and Mosshart were first photographed together in July at a swanky fundraising party for London’s National Gallery.

A fellow passenger who spotted the pair travelling to the event by train told The Mail on Sunday the two looked ‘100 per cent romantically involved – like they were on a hot date.’

They were seen again at the Serpentine Gallery’s annual summer party, one of the highlights of the British capital’s social season.

The pair were once more snapped at the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone, with Alison taking to Instagram afterwards to write: ‘The absolute thrill. I’m still floating… at 200 miles per hour.’

They finally confirmed their relationship during an appearance at private members’ club The House of KOKO’s summer party in July, during which Lewis wore his wedding ring. 

The couple were joined by The Kills guitarist Jamie Hince, the ex-husband of Kate Moss, as well as Ellie Goulding, film director Darren Strowger and singer Dionne Bromfield. 

Legacy: Damian's late wife, Helen McCrory, died in April last year at the age of 52 after a secret battle with breast cancer. They had been married since 2007 (pictured in 2017)

Legacy: Damian’s late wife, Helen McCrory, died in April last year at the age of 52 after a secret battle with breast cancer. They had been married since 2007 (pictured in 2017)

Success: Mosshart formed the band she would become most known for - The Kills - alongside British guitarist Jamie Hince back in 2000 (pictured with Jamie in June 2022)

Success: Mosshart formed the band she would become most known for – The Kills – alongside British guitarist Jamie Hince back in 2000 (pictured with Jamie in June 2022)

Mosshart, from Vero Beach, is best known as a lead vocalist for the rock bands The Kills and The Dead Weather. 

She got her start in music when she formed the pop-punk band Discount at the age of 17 alongside a few friends.

Discount went their separate ways in 2000 and she formed the band she would become most known for – The Kills – alongside British guitarist Hince in the same year.

Sweet: Lewis and Mosshart confirmed their romance as they cosied up for a photo together at private members' club The House of KOKO's bash in July

Sweet: Lewis and Mosshart confirmed their romance as they cosied up for a photo together at private members’ club The House of KOKO’s bash in July 

Budding romance: The pair met through friends while hanging out in London (Pictured at the National Gallery's inaugural summer party)

Budding romance: The pair met through friends while hanging out in London (Pictured at the National Gallery’s inaugural summer party)

Lewis’s late wife, Peaky Blinders actress Helen, died after a secret battle with breast cancer last year.

Following her death he revealed how his late wife had urged him to find love again, telling him and their son and daughter that she wanted ‘Daddy to have lots of girlfriends.’

Lewis added in the social media post: ‘She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly. Go now, Little One, into the air.’

Another outing: The couple were also seen at the Serpentine Summer Evening event in July

Another outing: The couple were also seen at the Serpentine Summer Evening event in July

Day out: Photos from Lewis's tour of the Red Bull Racing garage in July show Mosshart standing close by

Day out: Photos from Lewis’s tour of the Red Bull Racing garage in July show Mosshart standing close by

In a moving eulogy, Lewis further revealed how his late wife had urged him to find love again, telling him, their son Gulliver, 14, and daughter Manon, 15, not to dwell upon her passing.

‘Her generosity has extended to encouraging us three to live. Live fully, take opportunities, have adventures,’ he wrote.

‘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.’

Pledge: When Helen died Lewis revealed how his late wife had urged him to find love again, telling him and their son and daughter that she wanted 'Daddy to have lots of girlfriends.

Pledge: When Helen died Lewis revealed how his late wife had urged him to find love again, telling him and their son and daughter that she wanted ‘Daddy to have lots of girlfriends.

Moving : 'She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives,' he said of his late wife in a social media post after her tragic death

Moving : ‘She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives,’ he said of his late wife in a social media post after her tragic death

Family: Mosshart's mother Vivian (pictured with her daughter and son Matthew) told DailyMail.com the family is 'excited' for her daughter and her new romance

Family: Mosshart’s mother Vivian (pictured with her daughter and son Matthew) told DailyMail.com the family is ‘excited’ for her daughter and her new romance 



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