Downton Abbey's Allen Leech is engaged!

By Sharnaz Shahid

Downton Abbey's Allen Leechhasannounced that he and his girlfriend, Jessica Blair Herman, are engaged! The 36-year-old shared the news on Instagram on Valentine's Day and is best known for playing Tom Branson on the hit show; his bride-to-be has starred on Modern Family and American Crime Story.

"Happy Valentine's Day @jessicablairherman First one as a fiancé," he wrote in the caption. "Thank you for saying yes and for making me the happiest. (And no I didn't do it today. It's been a while.) xx."

Fresh Off the Boat star Jessica paid tribute to her Irish beau, saying: "The day you proposed was one of the best days but every day with you is my favorite. I love you! Happy Valentine’s Day @therealleech!" The couple started dating in 2016, following Allen's split from Sky Sports presenter Charlie Webster.

Fans immediately rushed to post congratulatory messages, with one writing: "Congratulations to you both! Such a beautiful couple!" Another said: "Omg I had no idea you were dating! How neat. Congrats!" A third post read: "Mazel tov! Lucky she's got someone to drive her around." A fourth follower added: "Well CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Leech!!!! Very happy for you. That smile tells it all!"

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