Thank the Lord of Light and the seven old gods: Kit Harington and Rose Leslie have confirmed their engagement!
Over the past five years, the two Game of Thrones stars, who played fictional couple Jon Snow (Harington) and Ygritte (Leslie), have become prominent memes and gifs. Earlier this week, speculation of their engagement spread like wildfire. While a source had confirmed to People that wedding bells were coming, we had no official word from the two until Wednesday.
In true British style, an engagement announcement was posted in the Times of London:
“The engagement is announced between Kit, younger son of David and Deborah Harington of Worcestershire, and Rose, middle daughter of Sebastian and Candy Leslie of Aberdeenshire.”
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) September 27, 2017
Relationship rumors swirled around them since their first scenes together in season 2 of HBO’s hit series back in 2012. In May 2016, Harington revealed to L’Uomo Vogue that his favorite memory of Game of Thrones was during the three weeks filming in Iceland for season 2 because the beautiful environment set the scene for him to fall in love, adding “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.” The two had just made their first public appearance as a couple at 2016’s Olivier Awards in London a month prior in April 2016.
While Kit Harington is still a major character on Game of Thrones, Rose Leslie has since dabbled in sci fi with 2016’s Morgan and currently stars as Maia Rindell in The Good Fight on CBS. While talking about their relationship on This Morning, she calls their situation an “embarrassment of riches” since they’re both working so much, which is exactly what actors want, but at the same time “you have to make it work” and “FaceTime is a must!”
With Game of Thrones not returning to our screens until possibly 2019, it is possible that we’ll be celebrating a happy ending for our favorite couple of the realm before knowing what actually happens to Jon Snow. The fictional Game of Thrones weddings have scarred fans emotionally, so this is exactly the kind of happy ending we needed.