TALK OF THE TOWN: Lord of the Rings star Liv Tyler is back at her family home in the Cotswolds – but has her love life with her fiance football agent Dave Gardner struck a rocky fate?
What has the lockdown done to lovebirds Liv Tyler and David Beckham’s best friend Dave Gardner?
Relatives of the couple have expressed concern over their relationship after Lord Of The Rings star, 43, Liv flew to Los Angeles for eight weeks with their two children in tow, leaving her football agent fiance to fend for himself.
She returned to their family home in the Cotswolds with the youngsters, aged five and four, last week – but their transatlantic separation has made tongues tremble.
Liv, daughter of rocker Aerosmith Steven Tyler, found the time to post a 44th birthday video message to Dave on Instagram while she was away – but was visibly missing her massive engagement ring sparkle.
Liv Tyler and Dave Gardner pictured above at the British Fashion Awards at the London Coliseum in November 2015. The couple’s relatives have become concerned about their relationship.
Instead, Dave celebrated the day with a surprise dinner hosted by friends including Beckham – whom he has known since they were together on the Manchester United youth squad – and comedian Jack Whitehall.
However, despite rumors about the state of their relationship, a close friend reassures me that the couple haven’t gone their separate ways.
My source says: ‘Liv wanted to go to Los Angeles to see her sister’s baby. But since they are not married, Dave was unable to enter the country due to Covid-19 restrictions.
“Liv and the children returned to the UK last week and they are back at their Cotswold home.
Liv pictured attending the FOX Winter TCA All Star Party at Langham Huntington, Pasadena, California in January this year
They must have a lot of catching up to do because eight weeks is a very long time to be separated for any family.
Dave even had to plan his own vacation during the summer, spending time in Ibiza with Kate Moss, 46, her daughter Lila Grace, 18, and Kate’s photographer boyfriend Nikolai von Bismarck. It was Kate who introduced Dave and Liv to each other in 2014 and they have been engaged since July 2015.
They both have sons from previous relationships. Liv – currently featured in Harlots on BBC2 – has Milo, 14, from her marriage to musician Royston Langton, while Dave, who is godfather to Beckham’s son, Brooklyn, fathered 11-year-old Gray with his ex – wife Davinia Taylor, actress. and heiress of toilet paper.
Liv’s publicist did not respond to a request for comment.
Princess Charlotte’s godfather Thomas van Straubenzee and his wife Lucy have announced the birth of their first child, whom they named Mary.
Thomas, who works for high-end real estate agent Knight Frank, is a close friend of Charlotte’s father, Prince William. New mother Lucy teaches mindfulness and outdoor learning at Thomas’s Battersea, a private school in southwest London, which Charlotte attends with her brother Prince George.
It was the Cambridges who introduced the couple to each other in 2018 and Thomas and Lucy tied the knot this summer. They were eager to start a family and Lucy was very pregnant when she walked down the aisle in Chelsea in July. I wonder if William will be invited to be a sponsor?