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Is life imitating art for Michelle Dockery? It appears so, as the Downton Abbey star, who plays Lady Mary on the show, has been seen with a new mystery man in Venice last week. I guess since Lady Mary is being wooed in Season Four by eligible bachelors it only seem right that Michelle gets the same treatment in real life.

The mystery man putting a smile on the face of Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary Crawley has been revealed, and the romance is believed to be thanks to the Downton chauffeur.

Michelle Dockery with financial PR director John Dineen in Venice Photo: FameFlynet

Love birds: Michelle Dockery's new man has been unveiled as John Dineen, 31, a financial PR

Apprently, Allen Leech, who plays Lady Mary’s brother-in-law on Downton Abbey, introduced John Dineen to Michelle Dockery.  It seems the pair hit it off since she was photographed in Venice with the 31-year-old financial PR director.

Very little is known about the new mystery man in Michelle’s life.

An associate of Mr Dineen, who works at FTI Consulting, told the Daily Mail:
“John is also from Ireland and went to University in both Cork and Dublin before
coming to London.

“He is very private and softly spoken but he has really been taken by Michelle.
Allen is an old friend and appears to have played Cupid.”

This blogger did a quick google search and found John Dineen’s LinkedIn profile.   It didn’t provide much new information (unless I upgraded my account) but it did have his “unsunglassed” picture for your viewing pleasure.

John Dineen

They do seem to make quite the cute couple and have that “new relationship” glow.  (I’m jealous!!!)

The pair were first spotted in Italy this weekend when Mr Dineen accompanied Michelle to the Venice Film Festival

Hopefully, Mr. Dineen won’t end up with the same fate as Lady Mary’s Mr. Pamuk or Matthew Crawley though.

Smitten: According to sources close to the financial PR, Mr Dineen is very taken with the Downton actress

Good luck, Michele and John!!!  Downtonians everywhere are pulling for your relationship.