They were lovers onscreen, now Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are back together off-screen as well.
[Warning: Spoilers Ahead]
Kit Harington, who plays Ned Stark’s bastard son Jon Snow on the hit HBO series is supposedly dating Snow’s former onscreen lover Ygritte. And while the pair have zero chance of rekindling their onscreen romance following the death of Leslie’s character during the most recent Game of Thrones season, US Weekly is reporting the two have shacked up again off-screen.
“Harington and Leslie, both 27, initially ended their one year romance last August. The Brits first sparked speculation of a reconciliation last month when they were photographed arriving at Los Angeles International Airport together before attending a panel for the fantasy series at Comic-Con in San Diego.”
E! Online corroborated this account in a recent post noting that Leslie and Harington “stayed extra close to each other as they walked out of the busy terminal.”
Us Weekly sources meanwhile went into detail on the nature of this Game of Thrones second-chance relationship:
“They’ve been back on for about three months,” an insider told Us Weekly. “That said, it’s casual right now and they’re having fun. They’re not moving in together or anything like that yet.”
Perhaps the relationship will work different now that Rose’s character Ygritte has been killed off as previously mentioned. Kit’s Jon Snow on the other hand is still alive and well. He will resume his quest to stop the White Walkers, who were threatening to converge on the Wall, when Game of Thrones resumes shooting for Season 5.
Bolstered by the deaths of several major characters, including Ygritte, Game of Thrones enjoyed it’s most critically acclaimed and watched season of it’s four-year run thus far. Other characters who met their end during the season was the much hated King Joffrey, whose death was one of the most highly lauded across the internet. Joffrey’s grandfather Tywin Lannister also met his maker at the hands of his son Tyrion, played by Peter Dinklage, during the season finale. His death sets the stage for what should be another explosive season when shooting gets underway later this year.
Meanwhile, even more Game of Thrones Season 5 news emerged at last week’s San Diego Comic-Con with the announcement of new cast additions. One subtraction from the show however is series creator George R.R. Martin. As reported by The Inquisitr, Martin will exclude himself from writing any new episodes as he is busy trying to complete the highly anticipated sixth book in his Game of Thrones series.