Phoebe Waller-Bridge, 34, kisses Sting lookalike boyfriend Martin McDonagh, 49, as she celebrates triple Emmy win at afterparty

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, 34, kisses Sting lookalike boyfriend Martin McDonagh, 49, as she celebrates triple Emmy win at afterparty

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PHOEBE Waller-Bridge passionately kissed boyfriend Martin McDonagh, 49, after she picked up another gong at the Emmy Awards last night.

The Fleabag star, 34, has rarely spoke about the relationship but looked very loved-up with Martin, who bore a striking resemblance to rock star Sting.


Phoebe Waller-Bridge kisses Sting lookalike boyfriend Martin McDonagh, 49, at Emmys[/caption]

Fleabag got an impressive 11 nominations with English-Irish playwright Martin there to see his talented partner take home four gongs.

Taking to the stage, Phoebe admitted she was “really shaking” when she collected her win and told the crowd: “It’s just really wonderful to know and reassuring that a dirty, pervy, angry messed up woman can make it to the Emmys so thank you so much.”

But although she based Fleabag on herself, she’s clearly moved on from that time in her life.


Phoebe holds her head in her hands as cameras film her reaction[/caption]


Martin applauds his talented girlfriend through her four wins last night[/caption]

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Phoebe, 34, was supported by filmmaker boyfriend Martin, 49, at the ceremony [/caption]

Martin bears a striking resemblance to British rock star Sting
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Phoebe is besotted with the Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri filmmaker and wasn’t afraid to show it on Sunday at the Microsoft Theatre.

The actress was previously married to Irish presenter and documentary filmmaker Conor Woodman in 2014b, but by 2017 the couple had separated and filed for divorce.

Phoebe previously told how she was a fan of Martin’s work when they met, telling The Guardian about his play The Pillowman: “It was the first play I saw that made me think theatre can be really exciting.

“Sometimes you need to see something like that–a piece of work that wakes you up, that makes you go, ‘Yes, of course that can be done’ and gives your imagination permission to go 17 million other places. I felt like that about his work.”

They now keep their relationship private with Phoebe even refusing to answer questions about Martin on the red carpet.

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Phoebe and Martin have been dating for over a year[/caption]

And last night it was time for the star to gush over her own success, as she said when she collected her second award – for lead actress: “Oh my god, no. Thank you. To be nominated with these unbelievable actresses I’ve looked up to is incredible.

“It’s sickening how much we all love each other, I’ve been so supported by the whole cast.”

By the time the show got its fourth award, Phoebe looked exhausted to have been up on her feet all night, gasping: “This is just getting ridiculous.

“Fleabag started as a one woman show at Edinburgh festival in 2014. The journey has been absolutely mental to get here.

Phoebe in her hit show Fleabag
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“This is about season two, it would not have happened if it was not for Andrew Scott, who came into our Fleabag as a whirlwind and he gave a performance with such depth and integrity that blew us all away. Fleabag says thanks.”

Since Fleabag ended for good back in April 2019 fans have been begging for more.

However, a third season doesn’t look likely.

Speaking backstage at the Emmys 2019 Phoebe said: “To be honest, this just feels like the most beautiful, beautiful way to say goodbye to it, actually.

“It does feel like the story is complete… It does feel right. Go out on a high. You can’t get higher than this.”

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