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Lily Collins and her fiancee Charlie McDowell go for a romantic walk on the beach with their dog

Lily Collins and her fiancee Charlie McDowell appear to be making the most out of their extended period of lockdown.

On Sunday, the 31-year-old actress and her 37-year-old future husband were spotted taking a walk together on a beach close to their seaside home in Carpinteria, just south of Santa Barbara.

Also along for the stroll was the couple’s shared dog Redford, whom Collins adopted in the late months of 2019. 

Fun in the sun: Lily Collins and her fiancee Charlie McDowell were seen taking a romantic walk by their seaside home in Carpinteria on Sunday afternoon; they were accompanied by their shared dog Redford

The Rules Don’t Apply actress was wearing a large brown overcoat on top of a white turtleneck sweater to keep herself comfy in the breezy coastal weather.

She also donned a pair of light grey jeans and brown boots for treading on the rocky terrain.

The Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile actress let her flowing brunette hair hang loose for the length of the walk, and wore a large pair of brown sunglasses to keep the bright California sun out of her eyes.

McDowell kept his wardrobe simple for the walk, as he was seen wearing a pair of dark grey jeans and a slightly lighter t-shirt. 

Layering up: The actress wore a large brown overcoat on top of a white turtleneck sweater to stay nice and cozy in the chilly coastal weather

Layering up: The actress wore a large brown overcoat on top of a white turtleneck sweater to stay nice and cozy in the chilly coastal weather

Staying strong: The couple became engaged in September after dating for approximately a year and a half

Staying strong: The couple became engaged in September after dating for approximately a year and a half 

The daughter of Genesis frontman Phil Collins and her beau have been engaged since September when she posted a photo to her Instagram account to mark the occasion.

Collins’ initial post featured her and McDowell kissing in the middle of a desert landscape while she help up her ring for her 22.7 million followers to see. 

The caption for the original post read: ‘I’ve been waiting my lifetime for you and I can’t wait to spend our lifetime together…’ 

The actress went on to share a number of other photos and videos from the special day on her Instagram account over the next few weeks. 

Better together: McDowell popped the big question during a road trip through the desert that he had taken with his now-fiancee last year

Better together: McDowell popped the big question during a road trip through the desert that he had taken with his now-fiancee last year

In an interview with Byrdie, the To the Bone actress spoke further about the circumstances of her engagement and her relationship to McDowell. 

Collins told the publication that she had felt like her fiancee was: ‘”The One” since the very beginning…All my friends joked with me at first. They’re like, “How can you know?” I’m like, “I know. I just know.”‘

She also elaborated on the fact that, ahead of the pair’s wedding day, she was anticipating the permanence of being with her husband, which she expressed enthusiasm about. 

‘Honestly, I’m so excited to be a wife…To me, it’s more like, I can’t wait to be with this person, and now we get to plan something that we’ll have for the rest of our lives.’ 

There it is: The actress later went on to post multiple pictures of herself wearing her engagement ring on her Instagram page

There it is: The actress later went on to post multiple pictures of herself wearing her engagement ring on her Instagram page

The actress also spoke further about her work ethic as a performer and noted that although she oftentimes came off as consumed by her profession, she enjoyed the parts that she took on. 

‘The fact that sometimes that gets a bad reputation of like, oh, you’re too focused on work. No, I find romanticism in my work and I really am passionate, and I love to do what I love to do,’ she said.

Collins also mentioned how taking on the title role in the Netflix program Emily In Paris helped to strengthen her for the onset of the global pandemic.  

‘She has a steadfast, passionate way of being like, “Okay, I’m going to figure this out.” She almost subconsciously prepared me for what was coming…I think she filled a bank of optimism within me that I would then be able to cash out during COVID,’ she opined. 

Excited: The actress opened up about her relationship with McDowell in an interview with Byrdie, during which she stated that 'I can't wait to be with this person'

Excited: The actress opened up about her relationship with McDowell in an interview with Byrdie, during which she stated that ‘I can’t wait to be with this person’


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