Aidan Turner will bid farewell to Ross Poldark this month as the show of the same name returns for its fifth and final run on television. Poldark will air on BBC One this weekend on Sunday, July 14 at 9pm for its last series before Aidan Turner hangs up his tricorn hat for good. Turner has stuck to the role for five years opposite his in show wife Demelza, played by Eleanor Tomlinson. In reality, the BBC star is much more private, especially where romance is concerned.
Who is Aidan Turner’s wife?
Aidan Turner is famously tight-lipped about his private life, rarely revealing details about girlfriends.
In April 2018 the Daily Mail reported Aidan was allegedly engaged to a 24-year-old graduate lawyer from Gloucester – something the actor quickly rubbished.
He later confirmed he does have a girlfriend, American actress Caitlin Fitzgerald.
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Turner and Fitzgerald met on the set of The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then Bigfoot, in which both had starring roles.
Aidan rarely appears with his current flame, save for the odd red carpet venture.
On occasion, he has also been seen walking her dog.
When asked by the Times whether he could expand on their relationship, the actor said: “I can’t say anything about that.”
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Talking to the Irish Mirror before he met Caitlin, he told journalists dating as a popular actor was hugely difficult.
Aidan said he had particular problems getting to know a potential love interest in the early days of a relationship, especially when they were interrupted by paparazzi.
He said: “There have been moments when you’re in the very early days of a relationship and a photographer comes out of nowhere.
“You’re walking in the park or you’re having a moment that’s quite private.”
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“I never want to be that person with sunglasses down, looking around before they leave the building.
“I’ve felt pretty bad in the past when photos have been printed.
“I can deal with it, but it’s not fair on the other person.
“It’s about responsibility.”
Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson
The Irish actor told the Radio Times his experience with the famed topless scene in the show gave him respect for women in television.
He said: “I’m a man. It’s just not the same. It’s a completely different world for me.
“I walk down the street, I don’t ever feel scared.
“There are women who feel scared every day. It’s a very different world for me.”
He added the extra attention on himself doesn’t bother him, but the same situation for women is much different.
He said: “I never feel like my safety is in question. I never feel like I need to get out of there.
“I don’t get scared, so it’s different.
“Whereas a woman might, if it happened with 20 guys crowding around her.”