It’s not quite the Jon Snow-Daenerys Targaryen fans may (or decidedly may not) be waiting before, but another big Game of Thrones marriage could be on the horizon. In this case, a real world one. As now confirmed by People magazine “sources,” Kit Harington is engaged to former costar Rose Leslie, who played his dearly departed wildling love interest Ygritte on the hit HBO series.
“They’re yet to set a date, but told friends and family last week that they’ve got engaged,” an unnamed source told The Sun, who originally reported the rumor. “Kit’s known for ages he’s wanted to marry Rose but he wanted them to get a house and settle down a bit first.” The tipster added, “After moving in together in January he felt it was the right time to take the next step.”
Harington and Leslie, both 30, started filming scenes together in 2011, for GoT‘s second season, and were first spotted spending PDA-filled time together offscreen the following year. However, the pair didn’t go public with their relationship until April 2016, when Harington opened up to L’Uomo Vogue about falling in love with Leslie while they filmed the show in Iceland. “Because the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love,” he said. “If you’re already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show, it becomes very easy to fall in love.”
Who knew Jon Snow was such a romantic.
In an appearance on the Late Late Show in June of this year, Harington revealed to host James Corden that he and Leslie had moved in together. “I’ve moved in with my other best friend, Rose,” he said. “So, I’m very, very happy and it’s going well.” He added, “I said to her, cause she’s moved into my house, ‘Look darling, it’s important that this is our space, that it feels like our space. That you haven’t just moved into mine. Move anything you want around, change anything, chuck anything out.'”
And when fellow guest Nicole Kidman pressured him to pop the question already, he coyly responded, “It’s step by step, step by step.”