Kate and Len Click for the Cameras

6/19/2006 6:38 PM PDT

Kate and Len Click for the Cameras

Actress Kate Beckinsale and her director husband Len Wiseman went out for a long day of lunching, shopping, and rather conspicuous hand-holding, arm-clutching, and, in one slightly awkward case, high-fiving.

The pair, accompanied on their jaunt around Los Angeles' Robertson Boulevard by a phalanx of photographers, ate at The Ivy then wandered into several area stores, including fashionista haven Lisa Kline and Italian furniture emporium Poliform, all the while dauntlessly disrupting onrushing traffic by strolling through the middle of streets.

Beckinsale and Wiseman have been the subject of recent tabloid speculation suggesting that their marriage has hit the skids, fueled by Wiseman's absence at the recent premiere of her upcoming movie "Click" and a report, subsequently denied, that the two were living in separate homes. The pair seemed, at least physically speaking, very much attached to one another, and Beckinsale responds to a cameraman's question about their looking happy by saying, with some iciness, "That's a surprise."