The on-screen romance that sparked a thousand different memes on the internet is now finally a real-life engagement! People confirmed that Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie are officially engaged.
The Game of Thrones actors first stirred up relationship rumors in 2012, in sync with their fictional characters on the show, Jon Snow and Ygritte. Though the pair had reportedly split after a year, they later reconciled and officially confirmed the relationship in April 2016.
A month after going public with the relationship, Harington, 30, talked sweetly about the early days of their relationship, which began on set while shooting in Iceland for Season 2.
“Because the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love,” he said in a cover story for L’Uomo Vogue. “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.”
Back in 2014, Leslie, 30, also talked about her relationship with her heartthrob costar (and the famous season 3 sex scene) in an interview with People.
“Kit is a lovely and funny man, and a dear friend,” she said. “We had known each other before we started working together on Game of Thrones. It was always such a privilege to be working opposite him and such a blessing that we get on in real life because it made our characters more believable.”
“It was my first sex scene that I’ve ever done and it was weird,” she admitted. “But I felt that it was important for the characters and the audience to get to see just how much they have fallen in love. We got to see them in their own little world, with no outside interests or power plays or nasty surprises. It was just two characters finally getting together.”
We’re overjoyed that one of our favourite on-screen/off-screen couple are actually engaged! Congratulations, you two!