Lily James appears to have finally confirmed her relationship with Michael Shumer, after the couple sparked romance rumors over a year ago.

Pam & Tommy star Lily, 32, recently shared a collection of photographs on Instagram taken on a recent vacation, with one snap appearing to feature Michael, suggesting their romance is still going strong.

The actress previously dated Doctor Who star Matt Smith for about five years until the couple called it quits in 2019.

Lily was then linked to fellow actor Dominic West, 52, after a series of photos emerged showing them extremely comfortable during a mini break in Rome in October 2020.

Now she seems to have found love with new beau Michael, but what do we know about him? Here we take a look at the life and career of Lily’s new boyfriend…



Lily James appears to have confirmed her romance with Michael Shumer



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Who is Michael Shumer?

Michael Shumer is a musician and songwriter from Los Angeles, California.

The 36-year-old is famous for playing bass with American rock band Queens of the Stone Age, having joined the band in 2007.



Michael is a member of the American rock band Queens of the Stone Age
Michael is a member of the American rock band Queens of the Stone Age

Michael graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and went on to co-found, as well as co-front, indie rock band Jubilee.

He’s also the bassist for Wires On Fire, a Los Angeles-based rock band he helped out in 2004.

Michael also contributed to the soundtrack for the popular video game Grand Theft Auto V, and he created the soundtrack for the 2017 hit film, Feed.

Despite being a member of the hit rock band Queens of the Stone Age, Michael tends to keep his personal life out of the spotlight and only occasionally posts to his Instagram page, which mostly features snaps of his work.



He also co-hosted two other bands
He also co-hosted two other bands

Michael was first linked to Lily James in February 2021, when the pair were spotted sharing a kiss in Suffolk, where Lily was filming What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Reports at the time claimed Michael was staying at the same hotel where Lily was quarantining, and romance rumors intensified further when the pair followed each other on social media.

Neither confirmed nor denied the rumors, but now exactly a year later Lily seems to have confirmed she is dating Michael.

The actress recently posted a series of photos from an idyllic getaway, and one showed a man’s face as he gazed out at the ocean.



Lily posted a collection of snaps from a recent getaway on Instagram
Lily posted a collection of snaps from a recent getaway on Instagram


Lily shared a photo that appears to show the back of Michael's head
Lily shared a photo that appears to show the back of Michael’s head

The man sported Michael’s signature slicked back hairstyle, and when a follower commented, “do I recognize the back of this blonde guy’s head? @lilyjamesofficial,” she didn’t respond. but liked the comment.

In March, reports began circulating that Michael was staying at Lily’s £3million home in north London during filming.

Lily was also seen visiting Michael’s parents, Ira, a former Walt Disney executive production manager, and Janet Shuman.

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