It’s been a busy few months for Kit Harington, a.k.a. Jon Snow. Now that Game of Thrones has ended after eight seasons, Kit is now taking time off for himself, via checking into a rehab facility—and his wife Rose Leslie, also a GoT alum, is 100 percent behind him.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Kit has been in a Connecticut health retreat for nearly a month—nearly coinciding with the final episode of GoT. “Kit has decided to utilize this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues,” read a statement released by his representative.
Regarding the show’s end, a friend of Kit told the New York Post that the end of GoT “really hit Kit hard” and that Rose is “being extremely supportive.” Some reports even claim that Kit checked himself into a treatment center specifically for Rose, per Us Weekly.
Clearly, the two care a lot about each other—but how did their real-life romance start? Here’s everything you need to know about Kit Harington and wife Rose Leslie’s relationship.
2011-2012: Kit and Rose meet and fall in love—after their characters did.
Jon just couldn’t stay away from the wildlings 😄 . #roseleslie #kitharington #jonsnow #ygritte #gameofthrones
A post shared byRose Leslie (@roseleslie_got) on
Rose joined Game of Thrones as Ygritte, a wildling who falls in love with Kit’s Jon Snow—clearly, these two were fated from the start.
Kit later told Vogue Italia that they fell in love IRL while they were filming, with Iceland as the perfect backdrop.“The country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love,” he said. “If you’re already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show, it’s becomes very easy to fall in love.”
August 2012: They are spotted out together for the first time.
TMZ broke the news that Kit and Rose were kinda-sorta dating when the news site published pics of the two looking cozy during a dinner date in London. Apparently sources inside the restaurant—Rossopomodoro, an Italian eatery—also told the website that Kit and Rose were seen kissing during their date.
August 2013: Kit and Rose break up
While neither Kit nor Rose officially confirmed their relationship, the two reportedly broke up in 2013, per The Stir. “”Rose and Kit are no longer together,” a source said, according to the outlet. “Rose has a new boyfriend who is not in the public eye. She is eager to keep this relationship out of the spotlight.”
July 2014: The two are spotted together at Comic-Con, sparking on-again rumors.
After the two were spotted together looking all chummy at 2014’s San Diego Comic-Con, a source confirmed to Us Weekly that they’d definitely reunited. “They’ve been back on for about three months,” the source said. “That said, it’s casual right now and they’re having fun. They’re not moving in together or anything like that yet.”
April 2016: Kit and Rose make it red-carpet official.
These two were super under the radar with their romance but finally(!) hit the red carpet together at the Olivier Awards in London. Later that month, Kit talked about their relationship for the first time to Vogue Italia.
September 2017: Kit and Rose get engaged!
Rose and Kit announced their engagement in the sweetest way possible: With a newspaper announcement in the U.K.’s Times. “MR. K.C. HARINGTON AND MISS R.E. LESLIE. The engagement is announced between Kit, younger son of David and Deborah Harington of Worcestershire, and Rose, middle daughter of Sebastian and Candy Leslie of Aberdeenshire,” it read, per People.
Kit later said that he screwed up the proposal a little. “I did have some plans to do it, I was going to string up some lights in some trees and do all the romantic stuff, but we were in the country and we were under this beautiful night sky and had a log fire burning and red wine and I blew my load early,” he told U.K.’s Jonathan Ross Show, per People.
2017: They almost split over an April Fool’s Day prank
So, Kit and Rose moved in together but he pulled an April Fool’s Day prank that almost messed things up. Kit put what looked like a severed head in the refrigerator, as one does. “After that, she was in tears, and I was there going, ‘April Fools.’ It didn’t go down well,” Kit said on The Jonathan Ross Show. “She pretty much told me that if I did it ever again, that would be it, and I think that’s marriage included.”
June 2018: Kit and Rose marry in Scotland.
Rose and Kit made it even more official when they got hitched at a star-studded ceremony at Kirkton of Rayne church in Scotland, according to People. Tons of their Game of Thrones costars, including Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner were also there.
November 2018: Kit denies cheating rumors.
A Russian model and actress named Olga Vlaslova claimed she’d had an affair with Jon Snow (like, Kit’s character—not even Kit himself).
Kit’s rep told ET Canada that “the allegations in this story are completely false,” adding that Kit “has never even been to Luxembourg nor has he ever met Olga Vlasova.”
April 2019: Kit and Rose look so in love at the GoT season 8 premiere
Kit and Rose hit the red carpet for the GoT final season premiere in NYC. He later told a reporter “I said to Rose the other night, I was like, ‘We’ve been tethered by this show, a long time we’ve loved it,'” the Daily Mail reported.
Source: Read Full Article