Game Of Thrones' Jacob Anderson Talks About Life; How His Dating Affair With Girlfriend Started To His Tie-Up With Parents
Grey Worm is a hit character in the fantasy epic "Game of Thrones." The man who portrayed the role, Jacob Anderson is a great actor and a singer, who performs under the stage name "Raleigh Ritchie."
Along with his professional life, he has been equally successful in his personal life as well, as he has a girlfriend who loves him with all her heart. So, who is the girl who succeeded in stealing Jacob's heart? Let's find out!
Existence Love And Family Life Of Jacob Anderson:
Jacob has been dating War and Peace actress Aisling Loftus for quite some time now. The two have not been that open about the pivotal details of their relationship, but it is sure that the two are happy sharing a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship with one another after five long years of their love.
Caption: The ultimate twosome; Jacob Anderson and Aisling Loftus posing for a picture.
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Moreover, both of them are seen to be supportive towards one another. An example of that was seen back in 2015 when Loftus revealed that they were both happy that they were doing great with their respective careers. She said,
"It allows us to take so much joy in what the other is doing. Aside from his role as Grey Worm in Game of Thrones, Jacob is also a musician who performs as Raleigh Ritchie. I recently went to one of his gigs in London, which was packed to capacity with 1,500 people. He was amazing."
"To be honest, I’m often the last one to realise how well things are going,’ she says. ‘I’ll say to my boyfriend, “Oh, I’ve just been offered this little role.” And he’ll say, “You’ve just been offered what? Wow! That is amazing!” He’s a brilliant antidote to my tendency to talk myself down."
She also added that she would always choose a Brit over any other men to be her boyfriend.
"despite having been romantically involved with a Frenchman and now a Russian character on screen. I suppose I just love British humour, our way of whingeing about things and being so self-deprecating, our preoccupation with manners. Jacob’s very British in all those ways. But he is also, of course, just very much himself. "
Jacob too shared some details about the first time he saw Loftus.
"I’ll never forget first setting eyes on my girlfriend, the actress Aisling Loftus, because it all seemed to happen in slow motion. We’ve been together five years. She’s intelligent, sensitive and empathetic, and I’ve never met anybody who cares about people as much as she does. We never run out of things to talk about and our relationship has always felt very natural."
Jacob then concluded saying that he fears becoming parents.
"The idea of being a parent is scary, but Ash will be a wonderful mum. Ash and I often talk about the kind of parents we’d like to be. It’s an exciting prospect – another journey for us."
With him dating Loftus for a decent amount of time now, it smacks down possibilities of him being a gay. Alongside enjoying his love life with Loftus, he also has a great family value in his life.
Back in 2016, the star said that; he is close to his mother who was adopted and he learned his music from his father. Jacob also revealed that his parents were divorced when he was only 18 months.
"They haven’t always been the best of friends, but they were good at keeping that stuff away from me. Mum and I have always been close. Her adoptive parents died when she was 18 and she doesn’t have any other kids, so I’m her only family. She lives life to the full and I envy her vitality. She has pink hair and is a younger spirit than me."
He also added that his father and his stepmother met when he was aged 2.
"My dad and stepmum met when I was two, and I was effectively brought up by three parents – my stepmum was very nurturing and had this incredible ability to make me feel safe and calm. I’m also devoted to my half-sisters, though I hate calling them that – they are just my sisters. They’re funny, awesome and smart."
The actor and singer also expressed that he shares a strong bond with his father.
Dad and I are very similar. He’s loyal, with a quirky sense of humour, but he’s no pushover. I’ve inherited my love of music from him. He has diverse tastes and it can’t have been easy, as a teenage black guy, listening to punk in 1980s Bristol. He’s done all sorts of jobs to make ends meet and is currently working as an undertaker for the Bristol coroners office. I’m proud of him because it can’t be an easy job.
Good to know that the actor has a great family life accompanied with a romantic love life!
Jacob Anderson's Career In Brief:
In "Game of Thrones," Jacob Anderson is playing the character of Grey Worm. Jacob was announced in the role on August 20, 2012.
In the series, he is a warrior for Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) after she recruited him from a land she captured. While he has been enjoying his character's success in the series, he also added that he was not recognized publicly for some period after the 3rd season aired, until someone in public yelled out their recognition at the NY subway.
Since then Jacob has been recognized more often, and fans conflict between calling him by his real name, his character name, and his stage name.
Caption: Jacob Anderson plays the role of Grey Worm in Game Of Thrones. Published on Apr 30, 2013
Knowing that he has been a great addition to the show since his first appearance; the fans could expect to see him better his role in the ongoing 7th season of GOT.
Jacob also had a recurring role as Simon in the TV mini-series Injustice in 2011 and Dean Thomas in the television series Broadchurch in 2013.
Furthermore, the actor, who stands over 5ft 9 inches in height is a successful musician going by the name of "Raleigh Ritchie" and has released an EP in 2013 called The Middle Child and the Eps Black and Blue and Black and Blue Point Two in 2014. Jacob's single "Stronger Than Ever" reached #30 on the UK Chart. He has also planned to focus on his music interest after wrapping up from Game of Thrones.
The success of his career as a musician and as an actor has helped him earn ample amount of money which is evident in his net worth, that dwells around $3 million.