Lily James And Matt Smith: Their Relationship In Photos

Lily James And Matt Smith: Their Relationship In Photos

By Katie Rosseinsky Posted on 1 Dec 2016

Lily James and Matt Smith: their relationship so far

Lily James and Matt Smith are now firmly established as the darlings of both the fashion world and Hollywood: the former has a Burberry campaign, a string of roles in high profile, critically acclaimed films and TV adaptations to her name (Baby Driver, Darkest Hour, War and Peace: we could go on…), the latter charmed the Netflix-watching world as The Crown’s Prince Philip. But despite the fact that their respective stars are very much on the rise, the couple have managed to keep their relationship out of the spotlight.

After meeting on the set of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies back in 2014, when Matt played the ever-creepy Mr. Collins to Lily’s Elizabeth Bennet, the couple were part of the same (star-studded) friendship group before they eventually started dating. After they were pictured looking close at the Cannes Film Festival in May of that year, Lily still denied rumours of a relationship for months after, giving the Scottish Daily News the time-honoured ‘just my friend’ line and telling the paper, ‘We hang out a lot […] get on really well as we have a lot in common.’

Since then, the pair have accompanied each other to a handful of red carpet premieres and reportedly moved in together in a flat in London’s Primrose Hill. They’ve both, however, chosen to steer clear of discussing their relationships in interviews. ‘In regards to your love life, you’re just entering into a whole world] of pain if you talk about it,’ Lily sagely told InStyle back in 2015. ‘If you’ve never said anything, there are no sound bites to haunt you when you’re crying into a box of Kleenex after it all goes wrong.’ It seems she’ll stick to this mantra for the foreseeable (aside from a [recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, in which she dropped an anecdote about a casual night in which involved feeling ‘broken’ after watching Schindler’s List with Matt…) Indeed, when Lily was spotted wearing a diamond ring at this year’s BAFTAs ceremony, the rumour mill went into overdrive with engagement speculation – which neither she nor Matt have chosen to comment upon. In the era of Instagram PDA and over-sharing, it’s certainly far from the norm for an A-list couple to manage to keep their love story private, so here’s to Lily and Matt doing just that…

Look back at Lily and Matt’s relationship in pictures in the gallery below…


May 2014

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May 2014

Lily and Matt first met on the set of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies back in 2014, and sparked relationship rumours when they were spotted together at the Cannes Film Festival (pictured here with friend Gemma Arterton).

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February 2015

The couple made their red (or in this case, blue) carpet debut at the premiere of Cinderella, in which Lily portrayed the ultimate Disney princess.

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June 2015

Matt and Lily hold hands (while avoiding the cameras) at Ralph Lauren’s Wimbledon party.

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December 2015

The pair attend the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards together in London.

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January 2016

Lily and Matt attend a screening of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in Florida, pictured with co-star Douglas Booth.

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February 2016

The pair share a sweet moment on the red carpet at the London premiere of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

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August 2016

After Lily is announced as the new face of My Burberry Black perfume, the pair celebrate the launch with a party at Thomas’s Café in the brand’s Regent Street flagship store, joined by the likes of Douglas Booth and Jenna Coleman.

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May 2017

Matt and Lily strike a pose on the blue carpet at the Met Gala, which they attended as guests of Burberry’s Christopher Bailey.

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February 2018

When Lily was spotted at the BAFTAs wearing a huge diamond ring (seriously, you couldn’t miss it), the engagement rumour mill went into overdrive. However, neither she nor Matt have yet confirmed the happy news.

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