Downton Abbey 's Michelle Dockery Is Engaged to Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Brother Jasper

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Love is in the air!

Former Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery and Jasper Waller-Bridge, the brother of Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, recently announced that they were engaged.

The couple shared the news in the "Births, marriages and deaths" section of the U.K's The Times on Thursday.

"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.

The outlet included a story on their romance, revealing that Michelle, 40, and Jasper, 34, first started dating in 2019 after meeting through friends.

They later made their first public appearance together at the Rome Film Festival, The Times reported.

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Michelle Dockery attends "The Gentlemen" New York Photo Call at the Whitby Hotel on January 11, 2020
Michelle Dockery attends "The Gentlemen" New York Photo Call at the Whitby Hotel on January 11, 2020

Theo Wargo/Getty Michelle Dockery

Dockery is best known for starring as Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey, which aired for six seasons during its television reign between 2010 and 2015.

In 2019, she reprised her role for the breakout big-screen sequel and is now set to star in the film's sequel, Downton Abbey: A New Era, in March 2022.

As for Jasper, he works as a film and television producer, as well as a music manager in London, according to his LinkedIn page. In 2020, he co-founded the music-focused production company, Day One Pictures.

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Previously, Jasper served as Creative Development Director of the global talent management company YMU Group, and a Record Executive at Island Records and Sony Music. He was also the manager for singer Louis Tomlinson, who was one of the members of One Direction.

This is the second time that Dockery has been engaged.

The actress was previously engaged to commercial public relations executive John Dineen, but he tragically died from a rare form of cancer in December 2015 at the age of 34.

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