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Downton Abbey’s Laura Carmichael Is Dating Costar Michael Fox: Pic!

Laura Carmichael and Michael Fox
Carmichael and Fox in London Noble/Draper/

What would The Dowager Countess say?! Downton Abbey costars Laura Carmichael and Michael Fox are dating — and there’s a cute photo to prove it!

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The couple were spotted shopping in London on Saturday, March 5. A striking change from her Lady Edith Crawley pearls and grand dresses, Carmichael went without makeup during the afternoon outing. She wore ripped jeans, a black jacket, boots and a hat. Fox wore a sweatshirt and peacoat.

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Laura Carmichael and Michael Fox
Carmichael and Fox Nick Briggs/Carnival Films for Masterpiece (2)

Carmichael, 29, played the second daughter of Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville) and Cora Crawley (Elizabeth McGovern) for six seasons on the PBS/Masterpiece drama from 2011 to 2015. Fox joined the critically acclaimed series as servant Andy Parker in 2014.

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The lovebirds’ rare appearance came one day before the series finale of Downton Abbey in the States. The two-hour episode originally aired in the U.K. on Christmas Day.

Laura Carmichael
Laura Carmichael in Downton Abbey Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited for Masterpiece

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Rumors swirled back in January that Carmichael and Fox’s offscreen friendship had blossomed into romance. Carmichael’s always unlucky-in-love Edith also got a happy ending on the beloved show’s sendoff. As fans know by now, after much on-and-off turmoil and narrowly averted scandal involving her illegitimate child, Marigold, Edith wed Bertie Pelham (Harry Hadden-Paton) in the show’s final episode, making her the Marquess of Hexham in the process.