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Happy news Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery engaged six years after tragic death of Irish fiancé

The engagement was announced in The Times newspaper

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Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery is engaged to her boyfriend Jasper Waller-Bridge, the pair announced on Thursday (PA)

Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery is engaged to her boyfriend Jasper Waller-Bridge, the pair announced on Thursday (PA)

Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery is engaged to her boyfriend Jasper Waller-Bridge, the pair announced on Thursday (PA)

Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery has confirmed her engagement to Jasper Waller-Bridge, the brother of actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

It comes six years after the tragic death of her fiancé, Irish actor John Dineen.

Dockery, who played Lady Mary Crawley in the hit ITV show, dated Cork actor John Dineen for two years before his death from a rare form of cancer in 2015.

Speaking about his death in 2017 she said: “I’ve never been more committed to anything in my life than to him.”

“I don’t have the vocabulary to describe what it felt like and what it still feels like. I refer to myself as a widow, yes.”

“We were engaged, and married at heart, and so I do consider myself a widow. That’s the first time I’ve said that, and it’s a bit of a relief to say so.”

The 40-year-old and television producer Jasper met through friends and have been together since 2019.

Their engagement was announced in The Times newspaper ‘Births, marriages and deaths’ on January 20th.

"The engagement is announced between Jasper, son of Michael Waller-Bridge of King's Lynn, Norfolk, and Teresa Waller-Bridge of Battersea, London, and Michelle, younger daughter of Michael and Lorraine Dockery of Gidea Park, Essex," the announcement reads.

Jasper previously dated Author Elizabeth Day after the pair were introduced by his sister at a party.

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