Wednesday 20 September 2017

Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery gets engaged to Irish boyfriend John Dineen

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Congratulations are in order for actress Michelle Dockery and her boyfriend John Dineen.

According to The Sun, the couple are set to wed.

An insider told the paper that Michelle has excitedly been showing off her diamond ring during screen tests for the popular period drama.

“She looked over the moon and was showing it off to all of the cast and crew” the source claimed.

“It’s wonderful news and everyone is delighted. She and John make a lovely couple.”

Michelle (33) shot to international fame playing Lady Mary Crawley in the lavish period drama.

She is thought to have started dating John in 2013 after being introduced by her co-star Allen Leech, who plays chauffeur Tom Branson.

“Michelle is happier now than she’s ever been,” the source continued. “She knows that this relationship is for keeps and she is so excited.

John Dineen (L) and Michelle Dockery attend the Winter Whites Gala in aid of Centrepoint at Kensington Palace on November 26, 2013 in London, England.
John Dineen (L) and Michelle Dockery attend the Winter Whites Gala in aid of Centrepoint at Kensington Palace on November 26, 2013 in London, England.

Despite being loved up with Irish financial PR John, Michelle isn’t immune from becoming a fangirl when in the presence of A-list stars.

Her role in Downton Abbey means the actress is a regular at awards shows, and she’s previously been nominated for a Golden Globe and three Emmy awards. However it’s seeing other celebrities that gets her most excited.

"Being in the same room as actors that you've watched and loved for years is exciting. Award shows are fun, but they're something I'll never get used to," Michelle previously told British magazine Grazia.

"P. Diddy was at the [Golden] Globes and saw our table and waved. I was like, 'Oh my god! Sean Combs is coming over to say hello!' He was just amazing. Things like that will happened and it's surreal."

John Dineen and Michelle Dockery watch the women's singles semifinal match between Serena Williams of United States of America and Na Li of China on Day Twelve of the 2013 US Open
John Dineen and Michelle Dockery watch the women's singles semifinal match between Serena Williams of United States of America and Na Li of China on Day Twelve of the 2013 US Open

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