Michelle Dockery joins her fiancé Jasper Waller-Bridge for a dog walk

Michelle Dockery opts for a black crop top as she joins her fiancé Jasper Waller-Bridge for a dog walk in London

Michelle Dockery was seen heading out for a dog walk with her fiancé Jasper Waller-Bridge on Tuesday, after completing her promotional duties for Downton Abbey: A New Era.

The actress, 40, opted for a relaxed black crop top and matching leggings as she took her pet whippet for a walk in a nearby park.

Michelle, whose engagement to Jasper was first revealed in January, had been promoting the sequel to the first Downton Abbey film, with the follow-up finally released last month to a positive reception from critics.

Relaxed: Michelle Dockery was seen heading out for a dog walk with her fiancé Jasper Waller-Bridge on Tuesday

Michelle flashed a glimpse of her toned tummy in a black Puma crop top and matching leggings as she strolled through the park with husband-to-be Jasper.

The pair were joined by their beloved dog for a low-key stroll with Michelle going makeup free for the outing.

The Downton Abbey star has been in a relationship with Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s sibling since 2019, and the news of their upcoming nuptials was announced in The Times newspaper in January.

Simple: The actress opted for a relaxed black crop top and matching leggings as she took her pet whippet for a walk in a nearby park

Simple: The actress opted for a relaxed black crop top and matching leggings as she took her pet whippet for a walk in a nearby park

The announcement reads: ‘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 Dockery, younger daughter of Michael and Lorraine Dockery of Gidea Park, Essex .’

The actress met Jasper, who is creative director of Sport, Music, Drama, Comedy and Entertainment company YMU Group, through mutual friends.

A source said at the time: ‘It was all taken slowly and in a considered manner but they are really enjoying being together.

‘Michelle has been traveling a lot to promote the ‘Downton’ movie but they have been in constant contact…

Simple: Michelle flashed a glimpse of her toned tummy in a black Puma crop top and matching leggings as she strolled through the park with husband-to-be Jasper

Simple: Michelle flashed a glimpse of her toned tummy in a black Puma crop top and matching leggings as she strolled through the park with husband-to-be Jasper

‘Their friends and families are very happy for them. It is just so lovely. Jasper is a bit younger than Michelle but he has dated other older women in the past and it appears to be working for both of them.

‘She remains a down-to-earth woman, dating an A-lister has never been her thing.’

It comes after Michelle became a widow following the death of her fiancé John Dineen in December 2015.

John, passed away at the age of 34 after battling a rare form of cancer, and Michelle said the pair were ‘married at heart’.

Red carpet debut: The betrothed couple earlier made their red carpet debut as an engaged pair at the London premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era last month

Red carpet debut: The betrothed couple earlier made their red carpet debut as an engaged pair at the London premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era last month

She shared: ‘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.’

Michelle also spoke about the devastation she felt when John was diagnosed and when he passed away.

In 2017, she said: ‘I don’t have the vocabulary to describe what it felt like.

‘And what it still feels like. It is … sorry, give me a minute. I’ve never been more committed to anything in my life than to him.

‘So at the time everything just shuts down. Work, everything. Work didn’t matter. You suddenly become an [oncological] expert. This stuff becomes your world, and that of course was my priority.’

Anticipated: Michelle reprized her role as Lady Mary Crawley in the sequel Downton Abbey: A New Era, which was released in the UK last month

Anticipated: Michelle reprized her role as Lady Mary Crawley in the sequel Downton Abbey: A New Era, which was released in the UK last month

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