Congratulations are in order as The Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery is engaged! The popular actress is all set to tie the knot to Jasper Waller-Bridge! Michelle’s beau has a celebrity sibling, and she is quite a fan-favorite figure! Jasper Waller-Bridge is Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s brother. The pair have been together since 2019 and going strong ever since.
The two met through friends and made their first appearance as a couple at the Rome Film Festival. The engagement news was further confirmed as the news was shared on UK’s The Times under the section of Births, marriages, and deaths. The two were recently snapped by the paparazzi as they took their furry companion out for a walk. No additional details about the wedding ceremony have been revealed yet.
The Downtown Abbey Star Was Earlier Engaged To John Dineen
The Downtown Abbey star’s fiance also hails from the entertainment industry. Jasper Waller-Bridge is currently working as a producer for Day One Entertainment. Jasper earlier worked at music giant Sony Music. He even worked as a manager for singing sensation Harry Styles.
— Michelle Dockery (@worstofdockery) November 23, 2020
Dockery, who portrayed the character of Lady Mary Crawley in the popular period drama series, had been engaged before to John Dineen. Sadly, John passed away after battling a rare form of cancer back in 2015 at the young age of 34. Two years after his death, Dockery opened up about the devastating event two years after her fiance’s death. Michelle admitted that she doesn’t have the vocabulary to describe what it felt like as she had an extremely hard time facing it all.
While further saying how there were some similarities between her reel and real life, the actress admitted that she could feel the pain of a young widow. Dockery admitted that she never lost hope and further revealed how John never complained about it, which, in turn, gave them more strength. While the actress admitted that she learnt to see things differently after her loss, she further added that she had spent more time in hospitals that year than some people do in a lifetime.