Who did Francesca marry in Bridgerton?

Netflix's Bridgerton returns for its highly anticipated third chapter, focusing on Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Lou Newton's love story. But Pauline's journey from friends to lovers isn't the only romantic journey fans are looking forward to.

Warning: spoilers for Bridgerton Season 3 and book ahead . In the new series, Francesca Bridgerton (played by Hannah Dodd) is the latest newcomer looking for a qualified suitor.

"There's definitely an innocence about her," Dodd recently told Netflix of her character's season three arc. "Rookies are young. Even though they've been preparing for these moments their entire lives, you can't replicate a ball or suitor you've never seen before you. You don't know how those conversations are going to go."

In Bridgerton Season 3 Part 1, the character meets potential love interest John Sterling. Are wedding bells ringing in their future? Fans will have to wait for the second part to arrive. But in Julia Quinn's book series, Francesca eventually ties the knot, which begs the question: Who is she marrying?

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Francesca's love story is the focus of When He Was Evil, Quinn's sixth Bridgerton novel. In the book, she is married twice, not once.

Hannah Dood and Nicola Coughlan star in Bridgerton Season 3. LAURENCE CENDROWICZ/NETFLIX

First, Francesca walked down the aisle with John Stirling, Earl of Kilmartin. However, John sadly died suddenly, leaving her a widow. While mourning the loss of her husband, Francesca found comfort in John's cousin Michael Sterling, who secretly had feelings for her. Years after losing her husband, the two began a relationship and eventually got married.

While Francesca has previously starred in Netflix's adaptation of Bridgerton , the latest episode marks Dodd's first time playing the character - taking over from Ruby Stokes, who played her in the first two seasons. Stokes).

Dodd said in an interview with Netflix that playing the character in the early stages of production was "absolutely terrifying." "There was some life imitating art there. She was nervous and I was nervous," Dodd said. "She's watching people, and I'm watching people learn. It's like we're going through this together."