Laura Carmichael and Michael C. Fox of Downton Abbey meet their son Luca for the first time

Downton Abbey’s Laura Carmichael and Michael C. Fox meet son Luca for the first time after secretly welcoming baby boy last year

Laura Carmichael enjoyed a day in the sun with boyfriend Michael C. Fox and their son Luca on Saturday.

It was recently revealed that the 35-year-old Downton Abbey actress welcomed baby Luca with her co-star Michael, 33, last March.

Laura looked radiant in a black blouse and brown leopard-print midi skirt as she clutched the dog on a leash.

Walking: Laura Carmichael and boyfriend Michael C Fox enjoyed a day in the sun Saturday with their son Luca

The star protected herself from the sun’s glare by wearing a sun hat and a pair of black sunglasses.

Meanwhile, Michael was dressed in casual attire in a white T-shirt and dark shorts as the couple took turns carrying their son in suspenders.

Last month, a source told sun: ‘Laura and Michael love being parents so much, it’s been a pleasure to enjoy the moment away from the spotlight for a while.

Congratulations! It was recently revealed that the 35-year-old Downton Abbey actress welcomed baby Luca with her co-star Michael, 33, last March.

Private: She chose to keep Luca's birth secret

Congratulations! It was recently revealed that the 35-year-old Downton Abbey actress welcomed baby Luca with her co-star Michael, 33, last March.

“Laura took motherhood in stride, which added another string to her bow.”

MailOnline contacted representatives of Laura and Michael at the time for comment.

The couple, who met while filming the fifth season of Downton Abbey, have been together since 2016 and moved in together two years ago.

Glow: Laura looked radiant in a black blouse and brown leopard-print midi skirt as she grabbed her dog’s lead

Fashion: The star protected herself from the sun’s rays with a sun hat and black sunglasses

Laura plays the lovelorn Lady Edith Grantham in the ITV period drama, while Michael plays Andrew Parker, the illiterate valet.

The couple kept their relationship private but made a rare appearance at the Downton Abbey: A New Age premiere last month.

They posed for a series of endearing photos together as they appeared on the red carpet arm in arm.

Casual: Michael, meanwhile, wore a white tee and dark shorts for a casual look, as the couple took turns carrying their son in suspenders

Lovers: The couple met while filming Season 5 of Downton Abbey, have been together since 2016 and moved in together two years ago

Speaking of her return to the red carpet, Laura said: “It was a shock to all of us to be on the red carpet after such a long lockdown. I was horrified.”

Although the couple kept their romance a secret, Laura gushed about how lucky she was to meet Michael on the set of Downton Abbey.

In 2019, she told Town and Country: “I fell in love and made great friends – how lucky am I?”

Co-stars: Laura plays lovelorn Lady Edith Grantham in ITV period drama while Michael plays illiterate valet Andrew Parker

PRIVATE: The couple kept their relationship very private but made a rare appearance at last month's Downton Abbey: A New Age premiere (pictured)

PRIVATE: The couple kept their relationship very private but made a rare appearance at last month’s Downton Abbey: A New Age premiere (pictured)

Starring: Laura in Downton Abbey: A New Age (left)

Starring: Laura in Downton Abbey: A New Age (left)

Michael has also spoken about their relationship in the past, saying they like to separate their romance from their work at Downton.

He told the Mail on Sunday, “We’ll go to work and we don’t want that to be anything we’re working on together.”

“It’s nice to work with your best friend though.”

Happy: While the couple have been keeping secrets, Laura gushed about how lucky she was to meet Michael on the set of Downton Abbey

Separated: Michael has also spoken about their relationship in the past, saying they like to separate their romance from their work at Downton

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