Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, a.k.a Jon Snow and his Wildling ex-lover, Ygritte of Game of Thrones, have sparked renewed romance rumors after a photo was snapped Saturday of the two holding hands in California.
According to People, the former lovebirds, who dated in 2012, enjoyed a shopping outing together in Los Angeles on Saturday. They were reportedly caught holding hands, sharing a kiss, and at one point, Leslie peeked over at Harington’s phone while she tenderly rested her hand on his shoulder.
— People Magazine (@people) January 31, 2016
Harington, 29, and Leslie, 28, whose characters on the popular HBO series were lovers, sparked romance rumors for the first time in 2012. According to E! News, the two were together for a year.
According to a source for E! News, Harington and Leslie have, indeed, rekindled their romance.
— POPSUGAR (@POPSUGAR) January 31, 2016
This isn’t the first sighting of Harington and Leslie. The two were also seen Thursday together at LAX with Thrones co-star Sophie Turner.
And while this may seem as if Kit and Rose are rekindling their romance, it might be that they never broke up.
After their reported breakup in 2012, rumors took flight again in 2014, when they were spotted together at LAX looking cozy as they arrived to attend the Game of Thrones panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
— E! Online (@eonline) January 30, 2016
This past August, a fan posted a photo that he said showed Harington and Leslie at Heathrow Airport in London on his Instagram page, along with a caption.
“Yes, they were holding hands #wow.”
Meanwhile, fans of the show wait to see if, as rumors would have it, Harington’s character, Jon Snow, will return at some point in Season 6. At the end of Season 5, Jon Snow was last seen lying on the frozen ground after being stabbed multiple times.
However, multiple stab wounds have not stopped diehard fans to speculate on a plethora of reasons why Snow is not really dead, or will be resurrected somehow.
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) January 26, 2016
Even the actors of the show have gotten in on the speculation action. Harington recently said Snow is “dead.”
“I think anyone who wants to know what happens in Season 6 has to wait until it comes out. All I can tell you is Jon Snow is dead. He died at the end of last season.”
— E! Online (@eonline) January 27, 2016
On the other hand, co-star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, told Giuliana Rancic recently that the opening scene of Season 6 features Snow.
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) January 27, 2016
One clue that Jon Snow is still alive in one form or another is that Harington has been spotted on set in recent months. He has also appeared in Game of Thrones‘ Season 6 promo pics and walked the red carpet at the SAG Awards, although he did not speak to reporters.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) January 31, 2016
Meanwhile, Rose Leslie recently wrapped the Amanda Sharp directed film, Sticky Notes, which also stars Ray Liotta and Gina Rodriguez.
What do you think about Kit Harington and Rose Leslie dating? And what about Jon Snow? Is he alive or not?
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