Jemima Khan has been pictured for the first time since it was revealed she is dating The Crown writer Peter Morgan, just weeks after his split from Gillian Anderson.
The film producer, 47, headed out on a walk with Henrietta Conrad – a friend of Gillian’s – as well as Ed Havard, Tim Hincks and other pals in London’s Notting Hill on Thursday.
Jemima’s relationship with Peter emerged less than four weeks after Gillian, 52, and Peter, 57, announced they had split after four years together.
Pictured: Jemima Khan has been seen for the first time since it was revealed she was dating The Crown’s writer Peter Morgan- weeks after his split from Gillian Anderson
Jemima bundled up for the cold weather in a thick black coat and a houndstooth scarf.
She donned a pair of sunglasses and appeared deep in conversation with her pals as she walked through the back streets of Notting Hill.
Jemima appeared to break current government rules which state you are only allowed to meet up with one person outside during lockdown 3.0.
MailOnline has contacted Jemima’s representatives for comment.
Dog walk: The film producer, 47, headed out on walk with Henrietta Conrad (far left) – a friend of Gillian’s as well as Ed Havard and Tim Hincks and other friends in Notting Hill on Thursday
Split: Jemima’s relationship with Peter emerged less than four weeks after Gillian, 52, and Peter, 57, announced they had split after four years together (pictured November 2020)
Out and about: The producer seemed to break social distancing measures as she bumped into a friend and gave them a hug
Keeping warm: Jemima bundled up for the cold weather in a thick black coat and a houndstooth scarf
Old friends: Gillian and Jemima pictured with their arms around each other at the 2018 pre-Bafta party thrown by British film producer Charles Finch
The group were spotted stopping off for coffee, with Jemima also giving a friend a hug after bumping into her on the walk.
Early in the new year, The Crown’s Peter and Jemima started a romance which has seen him spending time with her in a ‘social bubble’ at her house.
Reports that they are already living together are said by sources to be wide of the mark.
However, the pair, who have known each other for years, are said to be ‘serious’ about each other already.
Rule breaker? Jemima appeared to break current government rules which state you are only allowed to meet up with one person outside during lockdown 3.0
Accessories: Despite the chilly February weather, Jemima donned a pair of sunglasses for the outing
Relationship: Early in the new year, The Crown’s Peter and Jemima started a romance which has seen him spending time with her in a ‘social bubble’ at her house
Surprised: Gillian – who has gained plaudits for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Crown – is said to be ‘upset’ at the way her former partner has moved on so quickly
‘There is a bit of a feeling that Jemima might have been holding a candle for Pete for some time, or at least have had her eye on him’, an insider told the Mail On Sunday.
And Gillian – who has gained plaudits for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the fourth series of The Crown – is said to be ‘upset’ at the way her former partner has moved on so quickly.
She is reportedly ‘bemused’ at the new relationship, with friends saying ‘she has certainly raised an eyebrow or two’ at news of the romance.
Catch-up: Jemima chatted away to Tim Hincks, who owns a production company called Expectation
Caffeine kick: Jemima and her group of friends headed to Joe and The Juice to pick up a coffee
Fan from a far: Of her romance with Peter, a source said: ‘The impression is that Jemima has been trying to make it happen for quite some time. She has been into Peter for a long time’
There they go: The group grabbed a spot of food from a cafe as they headed out on the walk
One friend of Gillian’s suggested to the Mail On Sunday last month that Jemima has been trying to make a romance with Peter for ‘quite some time’.
A source close to the couple said: ‘They have been seeing each other happily since the New Year.
‘They are old friends and are now in what they call a legit support bubble.’
Hit series: Peter has gained critical acclaim as the writer behind Netflix hit The Crown (pictured in 2017)
It emerged in December that Peter and twice-married Gillian had decided to split amicably after four years together.
The couple, who each have children from previous relationships, put their split down to busy ‘working schedules and family logistics’ despite working together on the Netflix series.
They never tied the knot or even moved in together, which is said to be one of the reasons why Gillian is ‘surprised’ he is living with Jemima, the former wife of Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan, after just two weeks.
Safety measures: Jemima headed into the shop without wearing a facial covering
A source said: ‘There was a bit of a process before Gillian and Peter split but nevertheless, this has all happened very quickly and has been quite a surprise.
‘The impression is that Jemima has been trying to make it happen for quite some time. She has been into Peter for a long time.
‘But a couple of weeks before getting together is not a long time, especially after four years together. Hence the bemusement on Gillian’s part.’
Lucky in love: The producer appeared in high spirits as she walked through the streets of Notting Hill
Mum of two: Jemima has two sons – Suleiman, 24, and 21-year-old Kasim – from her marriage to former cricketer Khan
Former X-Files actress Gillian was first linked to Oscar-nominated Peter when they attended a launch party for The Crown together.
Gillian has daughter Piper, 26, with ex husband Clyde Klotz, who she was married to from 1994-1997.
She also has sons Oscar, 14, and Felix, 12, with ex partner Mark Griffiths, who she dated until 2012.
Fuelling up on caffeine: Jemima stirred her coffee as her friends waited outside
The Fall star was also married to documentary filmmaker Julian Ozanne from 2004-2006.
Jemima, meanwhile, has two sons – Suleiman, 24, and 21-year-old Kasim – from her marriage to former cricketer Khan. The couple married in 1995 but divorced nine years later.
Since then, the daughter of the late tycoon James Goldsmith and socialite Lady Annabel Goldsmith has dated several high-profile men including Hugh Grant, Russell Brand and Shane Warne (ex of Liz Hurley).
Chatting away: The group chatted and watched over the dogs
Talkative: Jemima appeared deep in conversation with the group at one point
Love life: Jemima has had several high profile romances including Hugh Grant and Russell Brand
There also seem to have been brief flirtations / friendships with comedian Jack Whitehall and former footballer Jamie Redknapp, conducted at the Chiltern Firehouse restaurant in 2018 and 2019.
Jemima was associate editor of political magazine The New Statesman and was European editor-at-large for the US magazine Vanity Fair and now runs a film production company.
Father-of-five Peter was nominated for an Academy Award for his script for the 2006 film The Queen, starring Helen Mirren.
His other screenwriting credits include the movies Frost/Nixon and The Damned United, as well as the acclaimed stage play The Audience.
Talented: Jemima was associate editor of political magazine The New Statesman and was European editor-at-large for the US magazine Vanity Fair
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