After a period of five years that included an on and off relationship, denials, confirmations and lots of rumors, Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are now officially engaged. The couple who are well known as Jon Snow and Ygritte from the hit TV show Game of Thrones have finally made it official and fans just went crazy.
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie
Kit Harington (Christopher Catesby Harington) is an English actor born on December 26, 1986. He was born in London and studied acting at drama school and had several appearances since. His role as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones brought him to stardom and made him one of the highest paid actors on television. He also got a nomination for an Emmy Award for this role.
Rose Leslie (Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie) is a Scottish actress born on February 1987. She won a Scottich BAFTA for her role in Newtown and rose to fame from her role in Downton Abbey. Following her success, her role as Ygritte in Game of Thrones made her an instant star
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Relationship
The two actors met during the second season of Game of Thrones back in 2011 after which they became the center of rumors following their on screen romance.
In 2012, rumors started to take off following a photo of the couple off screen holding hands and published by TMZ. This was followed the next year by airing season 3 of Game of Thrones where the characters Jon Snow and Ygritte started an on screen relationship and became intimate. Reportedly this was followed by the same for the actors after spending a few months in Iceland filming.
Kit and Rose were questioned about their relationship on multiple occasions and the reply was different on each occasion. In 2014, Kit commented that they’re just friends that hit it off really well. After that Kit had another question about the nature of the relationship to which he replied that it was all myth and rumors.
Later in August 2014, rumors intensified after the couple attended Comic-Con together and were actually spotted arriving at Los Angeles airport together.
In 2015, Kit made a comment that he was single. Soon after that, a Game of Thrones published a photo of the couple getting cozy in an airport. Fans went haywire when the photo went viral
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Relationship Announcement
Rumors, articles and contemplation continued until 2016. It was in April 2016 when the couple appeared officially together. At the 2016 Olivier awards ceremony, the two stepped on the red carpet together hand in hand and went public with their relationship for the fist time. They seemed happy being out in the open together about their relationship.
Lastly, in September 2017, the couple announced their engagement. This was published in the Daily Mail. The two are looking to plan for their marriage and settle down.