Six years have passed since her husband’s death. Now Downton Abbey star, Michelle Dockery appears to have healed her broken heart – and revealed her engagement to Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s brother.

The happy news of the 40-year-old actress Lady Mary Crawley and Jasper Waller Bridge was announced yesterday in The Times.

It said: “The engagement was announced between Jasper (son of Michael Waller Bridge of King’s Lynn in Norfolk and Teresa Waller Bridge of Battersea in London and Michelle Dockery. Michelle Dockery is the younger daughter of Michael Dockery of Gidea Park and Essex. 

Waller-Bridge’s father, said to the Daily Mail last night: “We couldn’t be more thrilled!

“We had a wonderful time getting to know Michelle over these past few years. Michelle is a delightful individual. They are both so happy together.

“Michelle is a fantastic addition to the family. Jasper and she will have a joyful marriage. 

Wrapped up warm: Michelle Dockery spotted wearing a diamond ring on her wedding finger after announcing her engagement to Jasper Waller Bridge

Michelle Dockery, wrapped in warmth: Michelle Dockery was seen wearing a diamond engagement ring on her finger following her announcement to Jasper Waller Bridge.

Miss Dockery was seen enjoying an afternoon stroll with her friends in south London yesterday afternoon following the announcement, while sporting her engagement ring (pictured)

Yesterday afternoon, Miss Dockery took a walk with her friends south London after the announcement. She was wearing her engagement rings (pictured).

After the announcement, Miss Dockery enjoyed a stroll in South London with friends yesterday afternoon.

The jacket was cream and she was wrapped in black jeans, blue boots and a teddy bear-style jacket. 

The most popular item on actress’s fingers was her sparkling new diamond ring.

Miss Dockery was introduced to Waller Bridge, 34 years old, by his sister Phoebe (36), who wrote Killing Eve and created Fleabag.

They were seen together at the Rome Film Festival, October of that year. The romance was made public the next month.

They set up home in a substantial £1.9million terrace in north London during the pandemic and were seen participating in the Clap for Carers from their doorstep. 

Miss Dockery, who was engaged to John Dineen in public relations, died of a rare form cancer on December 15, 2015. He was 34.

His funeral occurred on the same day as her 34th birthday. It also happened a day before his 35th.

“I don’t know how to explain it. It still feels that way, she stated two years after his passing. 

“I have never felt more passionate about anything in my entire life than I do to him.”

“So, everything shut down. Work, everything. You didn’t have to work. Instantly, you were an expert. [oncological] expert. This stuff will make your life easier, which was why it is my number one priority.

Michelle Dockery with Jasper Waller Bridge, who is the brother of Phoebe, out together buying cakes in Stoke Newington

Michelle Dockery and Jasper Waller Bridge (brother of Phoebe) out buying cake in Stoke Newington

Miss Dockery and her tragic former fiance John Dineen, who died from a rare form of cancer in December 2015 (Pictured together at the Winter Whites Gala in aid of Centrepoint at Kensington Palace on November 26, 2013)

John Dineen, Miss Dockery’s ex-fiance and tragically her deceased former husband, died of a rare type of cancer in December 2015.

She said that she was referring to herself as a widow. Our relationship was a marriage. Therefore, I am a widow. This is the first time I say that and it’s quite a relief.

Waller-Bridge (film and television producer) is the youngest among three siblings. Isobel (37), is his older sister and a composer for film, television, classical music, and TV.

Former One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson used to be his manager. He also worked for a talent agent.

He recently quit his job at a showbiz agency to make movies with a friend, who managed the late Amy Winehouse.

Waller-Bridge was spotted with Miss Dockery in West London walking their dog this week. A long, black coat was worn by the actress. She also wore joggers and added a red beanie.

Waller Bridge wore blue jeans and a padded jacket as she walked with her pet through the park.