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Bill Nighy and Anna Wintour spark romance rumours after romantic dinner date in Rome

US Vogue Editor Anna split from her second husband last year

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Eve Crosbie
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Bill Nighy and Anna Wintour have ignited dating rumours after they were spotted enjoying a romantic meal together in Rome.

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The Love Actually star, 71, and the US Vogue editor-in-chief, also 71, were all smiles as they dined al fresco at a restaurant in Italy on Thursday night.

In pictures obtained by the Daily Mail, Bill could be seen purchasing some roses to gift Anna before they sat down to eat. 

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The actor looked dashing in a navy jacket and grey suit trousers, while Anna ditched her signature sunglasses and wore a light face of makeup with a white floral dress. 

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Since 2015 rumours have been circulating about the pair, and over the years the two have been spotted together at numerous events.

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Anna and Bill have stepped out together over the years

However, Bill previously has squashed rumours of a dalliance between them, according to MailOnline. When asked about his relationship with Anna back in 2015, he said: “Obviously I have nothing to say about that. There are a lot of rumors about me and probably about Anna Wintour.”

Their public outing comes nearly a year on from Anna’s high-profile split from her telecoms tycoon husband, Shelby Bryan. The former couple called it quits in October 2020 after 21 years together. 

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Before that, Anna was married to South African child psychiatrist Dr David Shaffer, with whom she shares two grown-up children, Charles, 36, and Bee, 33.

Meanwhile, Bill’s last known relationship was with English actress Diana Quick. The couple struck up a romance in 1980 and welcomed a daughter - Mary Nighy - in 1984. They were together for 28 years and separated in 2008.

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