On Tuesday night at the L'Oréal Paris Women Of Worth Awards in New York, the host of the event gave the 38-year-old Paralympic athlete and motivational speaker a 'congratulatory shout-out when calling her up to the stage, which prompted a ton of applause from the audience,' a source told People.
Aimee, who was born with the medical condition fibular hemimelia (missing fibula bones), that resulted in the amputation of her lower legs, has been dating Keira Knightley's ex Rupert, 33, since last year.
Rupert William Anthony Friend (born 1 October 1981) is an English actor, director, screenwriter and producer. Wickham in the 2005 film Pride and Prejudice, Lieutenant Kurt Kotler in the 2008 film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Prince Albert in the 2009 film The Young Victoria, and Peter Quinn on the Showtime series Homeland. Friend received his professional acting training at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
He moved to take A-levels at the Cherwell School and d'Overbroeck's College in Oxford.
Sources close to the star said he was 'just a good friend' and they were having a night out to catch up as he is based in Los Angeles.
The star also partied with Jo Wood at new London burlesque club The Box.
"I knew it was part of the deal in the life I had signed up to, but the fear of it has never left me. I wear scruffy clothes and hats and keep my head well down." She added: “I'm sure people must think I'm a complete b----, but I'm just very shy." Spokesmen for the pair were unavailable for comment.
The star may be performing nightly in the West End adaptation of Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour, but she is still finding time to have fun.A friend said yesterday: ‘Rupert and Keira are both heartbroken, but it wasn’t working.They hardly saw each other.’A spokesperson for Rupert refused to comment on the split and Keira's agent was unavailable.He considered himself a late starter: "I was about to set off sailing around the world when I heard I'd got into drama school.Everyone else there had grown up singing and dancing, whereas I was the opposite." Originally he wanted to be an archaeologist and travel around the world after seeing Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989, but he scrapped the idea after realizing that the occupation is not as remunerative as he had expected."I was told very early on that if I didn't go out to openings and parties and events I would be left alone.