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Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery Makes First Red Carpet Appearance Since Fiancé’s Death

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Michelle Dockery attends the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 30, 2016, in Washington, DC. Paul Morigi/WireImage

Michelle Dockery stunned on the red carpet at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday, April 30, her first time back in the spotlight since her fiancé John Dineen’s death last December.

The Downton Abbey star, 34, wore a flowing, mustard yellow Cushnie Et Ochs gown for the event, with her hair down in loose curls. She posted several stunning shots from the evening on Instagram.

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“Headed to #nerdprom2016,” she captioned a black-and-white photo of herself laughing while in the backseat of a moving car. “#whcd #joy.”

Headed to #nerdprom2016 ?? #whcd #joy

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The actress also posted selfies with Constance Zimmer, and one of herself sandwiched between Tom Hiddleston and Damian Lewis.

“Nerds,” she captioned the photo simply.

Dockery has remained largely out of the limelight in recent months since Dineen died from a rare form of cancer in December at the age of 34.

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The PR professional from Ireland had been working in London when he learned of the diagnosis, and returned home for hospice care and to spend more time with his family in his final days.

The pair reportedly got engaged in February of last year after more than a year of dating.


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“I was honored to know John, to love and be loved by him,” the Good Behavior actress said at his funeral in December. “He was my friend, my king, my hero, my everything. We celebrate him, we honor him and we will miss him.”

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