Photos Of Kit Harington & Emilia Clarke That Will Make You Ship Jon & Dany, Even If You Don't Want To

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Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme: When two characters get together on-screen, rumors abound that the actors playing them are in love in real life. Enter Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington, who play Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow on Game of Thrones. In Season 7, the King in the North and the Mother of Dragons finally got together on-screen for some very conflicting sexy time (they're related), so naturally the rumors that the actors were dating off-screen resurfaced. And it's easy to understand why. When you see two attractive fictional people get together, you don't want them to be apart.

Even though they hadn't shared screen time until Season 7, rumors that Harington and Clarke were dating have been around since the HBO series' inception. The rumors are untrue, though. Even though they are close friends, the co-stars are not and have never been together.

In fact, Harington is living with his former co-star and current IRL love interest Rose Leslie, who is also a close friend of Clarke's. Meanwhile, Clarke has never revealed who she is dating, if anyone, though she has said that actors are on her no-no list.

And even though they definitely aren't together in the real world, seeing Harington and Clarke's friendship will encourage you to ship them on the show even though it's, you know, really weird. And even if you don't jump on that bandwagon, the pictures of their IRL relationship are still incredibly cute.

This Endearing Selfie

Wow, Kit Harington looks like such an adorable dork. Naturally, Clarke captioned this one with a reference to the show and a lot of very lengthy hashtags.

When They Kissed For Rolling Stone

This was strictly professionally, though. Although it does look like a Nancy Meyers movie. Photographer Peggy Sirota posted this outtake from the shoot on her Instagram last year saying the moment was "unforgettable." She wrote, "This moment was unforgettable. It was a small crew on that day, just a few of us out in the field. The chemistry between these four was huge, as you can see... I asked them to kiss, I suppose love was in the air, & I was just lucky enough to be there."

Actually, That Entire Rolling Stone Shoot

*GOB Bluth voice* COME ON!

All The Times Emilia Clarke Loved Jon Snow The Most

She's not just a costar, she's a fan.

When They Hold Hands...

Well, kinda. But whatever they are chatting about, they look over the moon.

This Picture Where They Look Very Unlike Their Characters

This looks like it's from an entirely different show or movie.

When They Goof Around On Set

Harington doesn't make a great dragon, but A for effort.

This Adorable Promo Shoot

Find someone who looks at you the way Harington looks at Clarke. Also, no one is ever this happy in Westeros.

When They Hung Out With All Their Co-stars

So cozy. And also, there's Rose Leslie.

When They Were Cheesin'

OK, they are adorable, but this looks like someone's senior pictures.

When They Were So Happy To Be Working Together

They look so happy, even though it's probably 30 degrees!

When They Went Out On The Town

This selfie from a Chemical Brothers show very much looks like Clarke forcing her awkward boyfriend Harington into a selfie.

Whenever They Get All Dressed Up

Sigh, the beautiful people.

So no, Harington and Clarke aren't dating IRL, but at least there will always be cute photos of them together so fans can continue to ship them. And hey, they'll be together on screen in Game of Thrones, though that's clearly gonna end badly. You can't have everything.