But The Crown star Claire Foy appears to have found her new consort at last… in the lofty shape of musician Charlie Cunningham.
The pair were spotted hand in hand and looking close as they strolled around Notting Hill in west London on a shopping trip this week.
Ms Foy, 39, was dressed simply in a pair of jeans, white T-shirt, mauve cardigan and natural-coloured Birkenstocks, finished off with a £375 straw and leather handbag by French fashion label Jacquemus.
Cunningham, 38, matched her for restraint in black jeans, sweatshirt and Doc Martens boots. The couple were later seen clutching several paper shopping bags.
While Ms Foy is reportedly worth £5million following her role as the late Queen in the Netflix drama, Cunningham has told how he had to work in bars in Oxford as he strived to make it as a musician.
The Bedfordshire-born singer-songwriter now tours the world after signing to the BMG record label. He recently returned from France and will tour the US later this year.
It is the first time Ms Foy is known to have been in relationship since she announced her separation from History Boys actor Stephen Campbell Moore – father of her seven-year-old daughter Ivy-Rose – in 2018.
She was linked to her Crown co-star Matt Smith, but despite being pictured laughing together on multiple occasions, it is thought their friendship didn’t go as far as romance.
Ms Foy and Campbell Moore, 43, announced their split in February 2018 after seven years together.
In a joint statement they said: ‘We continue as great friends with the utmost respect for one another.’