Game Of Thrones' Kit Harington Happily Married to Actress Girlfriend Rose Leslie
It only often happens that on-screen romance makes its way to off-screen.
And one of such lucky is the Game Of Thrones actor, Kit Harrington. Famously known and enormously loved as Jon Snow in the HBO's drama series, the actor makes every girl drool over him, for whatever he does.
But ladies, the man you always dreamt of dating, has been booked a long time back!
Reel To Real-Life Romance!
Christopher Catesby Harington, known by his stage name "Kit Harrington" and more popularly by his onscreen character "Jon Snow," has been all over the tabloid for having justified a very dominant role on Game of Thrones.
Kit has been involved in the series since its beginning and played the role of an illegitimate son of Ned Stark, the noble Lord of Winterfell. However, knowing his status limits his prospects, Jon joins the Night's Watch, a brotherhood which guards the far northern borders against the wild, living beyond The Wall.
Being a man of the Night's Watch, Jon was supposed to keep his virginity intact, but Ygritte (played by Rose Leslie), didn't let that happen as their characters fell in love and it resulted in Jon giving away his virginity.
The on-screen lover first met each other on the sets of the series itself, and while getting to know her as their characters were building, they started generating feelings for one another in real life as well.
Kit had not revealed the exact time as to when he started dating her, but they do flaunt their love publically, which has now blossomed quite adorable.
Talking about their relationship, Kit said,
"It's as much her relationship as it is mine and I can't speak for both of us, But yeah, we are very, very happy. So that's what I'll say about that."
Kit with his girlfriend Rose smile as they look at one another (Photo: Popsugar.com)
In the June/July issue of Esquire, Kit also revealed that he, along with his partner Leslie, were moving in together, taking their relationship to the next level. But in an interview where he was asked if he was set to make Rose his wife, Kit responded he don't want to rush into it.
However, back on 6th October 2017, Life and Style magazine reported the news of the couple's engagement. A source revealed,
“Kit recently cooked Rose a romantic candlelight dinner and proposed to her, she burst into tears and immediately said yes!”
But just hours later of their commitment being talked about by many, the couple categorically denied the rumors; Bummer for the fans who were happy about the onscreen duo being engaged, but it later came out that they did get engaged, that too a month before in September.
Before Rose, Harrington was reported to be dating Anna Cyzon, a recording artist and an actress back in 2011. The speculations about Anna being Kit's partner were made since they both were spotted in some venues together.
Anna and Kit Harrington attend 'Textuality' premiere in Toronto on 19th April 2011. (Photo: tumblr.com)
But despite the speculations, neither of them talked about their relation officially, letting fans wonder if they were ever a thing. However, when the media got hit with the news about Kit and Rose dating, the rumors with Anna automatically buzzed off.
Married In Front Of "Game Of Thrones" Gang
The Acton, London native got finally married to Rose Leslie at Kirkton of Rayn church in Scotland on 23rd June 2018. The bride walked down the aisle in the long-sleeved lace wedding gown while Kit stunned in the black jacket and striped pants.
Kit's wedding ceremony was the star-studded event with the likes of Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Peter Dinklage, and Emilia Clarke.
Well, the notoriously private couple’s impending wedding had become the talk of the town when the couple announced the news of their engagement in September 2017. The announcement was a traditional one as they took to a newspaper to publish the joyous news to the fans.
Life After Marriage
Since the much-loved couple refrains from using social media, fans rejoice every time the couple is seen in public.
The New York 2019 premiere of Game of Thrones season 8 was such sight for the fans. On the red carpet, the married couple dazzled and posed for the paparazzi arm in arm and looked much in love. Kit’s wife Rose dazzled in a laser cut gown by Oscar de la Renta in the global show’s big day.
Kit never fails to thank the show for giving him the love of his life and the massive actor cannot wait to start the new chapter of his life post Game of Thrones.
Relationship With Game of Thrones
Kit rose to fame with his character as Jon Snow, and the banter 'Jon Snow knows nothing' is as famous as him. But he does know many things, as he is playing a character around which the storyline of other character pivots. Well, Game of Thrones has been a vital part of his life!
He shares an amicable bond with his cast members; beginning with Emilia Clarke, known as the "Mother of Dragons" in the series. Emilia even confessed that she finds it amusing going out with Kit as the fans recognized him but not her.
She told GQ magazine,
"It's always been funny going out with Kit, because he's so recognisable, We went to a FKA Twigs gig and it was mental. I went to the loo and in the cubicle on either side the girls were like, 'That's Jon Snow out there! Don't know who that random girl is..."
Moreover, John has been one of the most loved characters in the show, as his death in the season five finale almost broke everyone's heart. But kudos to Melisandre, who revived him from death.
Kit talked about the difficulties while having to hide the reality behind John Snow's death in the fifth season.
Moreover, the series is on its verge of ending, and all the cast members, along with the fans are finding it difficult to bid the show; 'Goodbye.' It has been more than eight years for a few actors that they started filming for Game of Thrones, and they share an eternal attachment to the show, which is hard to let go of.
Kit and Emilia talked about the things they will miss and how difficult it will be at the end. Kit expressed,
"I'll miss his northern grumpiness. I was picked because there's something in me a bit like him, I think. It sounds like a cliché, but I will miss stepping into him each year. This is probably the most important job of my life. It's a huge thing and it's been very close to my heart. I'll miss the family and coming back here, and even this costume and the fight scenes. The costumes and weaponry are incredible. I said from the start that I wanted the Long Claw sword but as the (show's) momentum's grown, it's become very expensive and will probably end up in a HBO museum. Hopefully, they'll make me a replica."
"It's weird - we've spent about four years of our lives in Belfast. The thought of it ending is enormous and crazy and weird. I can't even imagine the weirdness and tears when it ends, and the sadness - hopefully I'll be sitting on the throne and that will make it all better. I hope Game of Thrones is remembered for beautiful storytelling; that would be the biggest goal."
Hopefully, the show has a dramatic ending to surprise all the viewers with and despite the show is about to end, let's hope, we will still get to witness Kit's and Rose's romance off-screen.