Game of Thrones Co-Stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Are Officially an Item
by Rachel Weeks
Because all is right in the world, our favorite Game of Thrones couple is officially together IRL. That’s right, Kit Harington and Rose Leslie have taken their relationship public. #FEEEEEEELS
As if Jon Snow and Ygritte didn’t inspire enough #relationshipgoals in Game of Thrones, real-life Jon and Ygritte—Kit Harington and Rose Leslie—are inspiring some of their own. Spotted holding hands and kissing on the red carpet at the Olivier Awards, the couple took their relationship public for the first time since the rumors started nearly four years ago. Trust us; this has been a long time coming.
The pair was rumored to be an item back in 2012, but it was reported that they split later that year. Since January, however, romantic rumors are back and more certain than ever. The couple’s co-star Emilia Clarke—who plays mother of dragons Daenerys Targaryen—all but confirmed their relationship in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, saying ” You know, we like to spread the love on our show. It’s a beautiful thing. She’s one of my best friends, so it’s good.” She added, “I mean, there are worse things than being caught kissing Jon Snow.”
Still, the couple kept their lips sealed. Harington and Leslie were even spotted out shopping (and smooching) in Los Angeles in March, but wouldn’t confirm or deny any sort of official relationship.
Kit Harington (Jon Snow) y Rose Leslie (Ygritte), ayer.
Love is in the air ???? pic.twitter.com/VA2kO9T83k
— Noticias del Multiverso (@MultiversoTM) March 28, 2016
Just this past weekend, Kit Harington appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show, saying that he had in fact fallen in love with a co-star in Iceland. He didn’t confirm who that co-star was, but that didn’t deter the host at all. “This is Rose, who plays Ygritte, who I’ve met who is just the loveliest girl,” Ross said of a photo of Harington and Leslie, “She could do so much better.” I mean, come on. Give the people what they want, Harington!
And now, at long last, after months of speculation, we have the “it” couple we’ve been waiting for. Congratulations, Kit and Rose, you guys are adorable.