Matthew and Mary. Those are two names and one relationship Downton Abbey fans will never forget. Will anyone ever live up to the perfect Matthew Crawley? Nope. Not possible. Sorry, Charles, Tony, and Henry Talbot (Matthew Goode's character), but you just need to keep on movin'. Anyway, as tragic and heartbreaking as Mary and Matthew's story ended, at least Lady Mary in real life seems happy and head over heels in love. Apparently, Michelle Dockery is dating John Dineen. Her beau (and possible fiancé) reportedly works in "financial PR." Also, he's seemingly old friends with fellow Irishman and Dockery's Downton co-star Allen Leech, who plays Tom Branson. What a small world!
They seem to lead a pretty private life, but that doesn't mean the paparazzi hasn't snapped a few photos here and there of the lovely couple. Based on such pictures, it's easy to tell just how happy of a couple they are. Plus, they just as cute as Mary and Matthew. I know. It doesn't seem possible, but it's true. Let's hope Dockery and Dineen attend the Emmys together on Sunday night, because I wouldn't mind seeing this somewhat real-life version of Mary and Matthew. There's a good chance, especially since Downton Abbey is nominated for Outstanding Drama Series. Plus, Jim Carter (Carson) and Joanne Froggott (Anna) are both nominated as well.
With that said, let's check out some pictures of Dockery and Dineen being adorable.
That Time They Walked Hand-In-Hand
Dockery can't stop smiling and it's so sweet.
That Time They Were All Cool
What a good-looking couple.
That Time They Couldn't Stop Smiling
So Mary and Matthew.
That Time They Dressed Up
Lady Mary would approve.
That Time They Wore Sunglasses
That Time They Were So Chill
Yep, they're totally Mary and Matthew.