26 September 2017
Game of Thrones couple, Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, are reportedly engaged.
The 30-year-old actor, who plays Jon Snow in the HBO series, is said to have popped the question to his redheaded girlfriend, also 30, with the couple apparently breaking the news of their engagement to friends and family last week.
“They’re yet to set a date, but told friends and family last week that they’ve got engaged,” a source told Britain’s The Sun newspaper. “Kit’s known for ages he wanted to marry Rose but he wanted them to get a house and settle down a bit first.”
The pair started dating after meeting on the set of the fantasy drama show in 2012, and have done their utmost to keep their relationship as private as possible since then.
They made their first public appearance together last year (16), and recently hit headlines after moving into a $2.3 million (£1.75 million) 15th-century pad in England’s East Anglia county in January (17).
Kit previously opened up about how easy it was to fall in love with Rose, whose character Ygritte was killed off Game of Thrones in season four.
Asked about his favourite memory of shooting the series during an interview with L’Uomo Vogue last year, Kit replied: “The three weeks in Iceland where we shot the second season… because the country is beautiful, the light of the North magic, and why it was there that I fell in love.
“If you are attracted to a person and in fiction is your love interest, it becomes easy to fall in love…”
He also said in a separate interview with Esquire magazine that his decision to remain silent about the romance was an attempt to be respectful, adding: “It’s as much her relationship as it is mine and I can’t speak for both of us. But yeah, we are very, very happy.”
Rose concurred during an interview with Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper that she’s also “very happy” in her relationship with Kit, who she called a “great man”.