Kit Harington & Rose Leslie Make Their Relationship Red Carpet Official, & It's About Time
Game of Thrones fans, it's time to unite and rejoice. One of our favorite on-screen couplings, wildling Ygritte and the ever-so-serious Jon Snow, are taking their love off-screen. At the 2016 Olivier Awards on Sunday, April 3, Kit Harington and Rose Leslie made their relationship red carpet official, and pardon me for saying that it is about time! I try to stay away from getting engulfed in the world of "stanning" characters in real life, because it can be a bit creepy, but Leslie and Harington have been in an on-again off-again relationship for the past few years that has kept everyone on their toes, so, yes, this has been a long time coming.
Now, one thing to remember about Harington and Leslie is that they have been immensely private about the status of the romantic relationship throughout the years, so it is a big deal that they appeared on a red carpet together and pretty much threw PDA at us from every direction. This is the real deal now, y'all! Of all the relationships on Game of Thrones, Ygritte's and Jon Snow's has stood out and their real-life chemistry has a lot to do with that. Jon Snow finally knows something and it's that he really, truly, actually loves Ygritte! Yasss.
OK, but back to the real world. Leslie and Harington seem to have had a connection from the very first time they met! Way back in 2012, TMZ snapped photos of the co-stars having a very friendly and cozy dinner. It was obvious they kept things quiet about any sort of relationship between them, because it wasn't until the next summer in 2013 that reports surfaced that Leslie and Harington had broken up! Say what? Most people didn't even know they were together!
In an interview with GoT fansite Winter Is Coming in 2013, Harington opened up about his immediate chemistry with Leslie and their close friendship. He said,
We’re very, very close, me and Rose. We’re very good friends. We instantly got on. We’re very, very lucky in that way, because obviously we’ve got a lot to do in Seasons 2 and 3... You know you are going to get on with someone when you share their same sense of humor. So we just laughed as much as we could and actually had a great time... I think it’s going to be really interesting to watch people’s reactions to her performance because she plays Ygritte very beautifully, very perfectly.
Wow, well those are some very nice words! Fast forward to August 2014, and Us Weekly reported that Leslie and Harington were back together... again!
When everyone was speculating about their relationship again in 2014, Harington told the Evening Standard that he and Leslie had always been just friends. Yeah, OK... He said, "All rumor and myth. Me and Rose [Leslie] are very, very close and very good friends. And continue to be, actually. She’s wonderful. But no, no love affair." So, that's all lovely and everything, until he confessed what he thought about opening up about a relationship.
On a serious level, I wouldn’t tell the press if I was in a relationship or not. I wouldn’t ever reveal that, because it takes you down a certain road… I have no desire to be courting the press with my love life. It’s not my job, it’s not who I am — and I actually think it’s more fun for everyone to speculate.
This leads me to believe that he and Leslie were only waiting until they were 100 percent totally official to go out in public together, and it looks like the time is finally right! After a few shopping trips where they were spotted holding hands and adorable makeout sessions in a photo booth, Leslie and Harington are red carpet official and letting the world in on their love. Good luck to this beautiful pair!