Laura Carmichael and Michael Fox out together in North London on March 5. (Photo: Noble Draper)
Lady Edith got the ultimate happy ending on Sunday’s series finale of Downton Abbey, but Laura Carmichael comes out even further ahead.
As the finale aired on this side of the pond, there was a rare sighting of the actress, 29, with her real-life boyfriend, Michael Fox, who played Andrew on the show. The casually dressed pair was snapped running errands in North London on Saturday. She carried a few grocery bags and he balanced a bouquet of flowers with his cell phone. (Sunday was Mother’s Day in the U.K., so they could have been visiting family.)
(Photo: Noble Draper)
Of course, their relationship would have been a big no-no on the small screen. Carmichael’s Lady Edith, who married up during the finale and had a grand wedding, was out of young Andy’s league as a downstairs servant. However, the newly literate footman didn’t have the unhappiest of endings as he paired off with Daisy.
On Sunday, Americans said farewell to Lady Edith, Andy, and the Downton Abbey crew. (Photos: PBS)
They both tweeted about the final episode on Sunday — probably from the same couch.
— Michael Fox (@Michael_C_Fox)March 6, 2016
Pals across the pond! Thank you for all your tweets on the list Ep. Of Downton! It’s been mega. 💗💗💗#FarewellDownton— Laura Carmichael (@Carmichelle)March 7, 2016
Carmichael and Fox were linked for the first time in January. However, they’ve been quiet about their romance. When she referred to a “new boyfriend” during an interview with ES magazine, she was asked if it was Fox. “Not talking about it,” Carmichael replied. “Sorry, it always sounds so rude, but I just can’t.”
The photos tell us all we need to know and it’s all very charming.