Actress Lily Collins and filmmaker Charlie McDowell tied the knot over the weekend – but did you know that Collins’ now-husband was once involved with Emilia Clarke? We’re taking a deep dive into McDowell and Clarke’s past relationship.

Charlie is the son of film stars Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenburgen.

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When did Charlie McDowell date Emilia Clarke?

McDowell and Clarke dated from October 2018 before cutting things off in 2019.

Yep, wedding bells might be chiming for Charlie and Lily Collins, but he also dated Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke once upon a time.

Collins and Clarke have eyebrows to die for and they’ve both starred in a rom-com with Sam Claflin – but why did Emilia and McDowell break things off?

Emilia Clarke and Charlie McDowell’s relationship explored

It’s unclear how the pair met, but we do know that they were first involved sometime in 2018.

In October of 2018, the Game of Thrones actress shared a pretty cryptic Insta snap, seeing some handsome stranger kiss her on the cheek. Fans-turned-amateur-sleuths quickly worked out that the mysterious man was, in fact, McDowell. How did they know? Honestly, no clue.

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Emilia confirmed what fans already knew by tagging Charlie McDowell in a second IG post.

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The relationship between the two was, unfortunately, short-lived. By March of 2019, it looked as though things had quietly ended as Charlie unfollowed Emilia on Instagram.

The two never publicly verified why the relationship ended and, as we know, McDowell went on to meet Emily in Paris star Lily Collins – the rest is history!

Charlie McDowell and Lily Collins are married

McDowell is now married to actress and daughter of Phil Collins, Lily.

The two tied the knot over the weekend in Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado. Collins announced the exciting wedding news via Instagram to her 23.5M followers!

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Congrats to the happy couple!

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