Even a particularly tragic on-screen death can’t keep some love down.
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There’s been plenty of speculation over the years surrounding the relationship status of Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, even after Leslie’s character Ygritte was killed off the show, leaving fans of her romance with Harington’s character, Jon Snow, longing for more than the painful, bitter end provided by writer George R. R. Martin.
And now, it appears those fans will have their wishes granted: Harington and Leslie hit the red carpet at the Olivier Awards in London as an official on-again couple. It’s not quite a surprise, considering the two have a long history and they were photographed together looking particularly couple-ish earlier in the year. That’s not stopping fans from celebrating their official status as an item, though; Twitter lit up Monday as followers of the famous on-screen couple celebrated their newly rekindled off-screen romance.
Harington and Leslie reportedly began their relationship years ago — they were photographed together off set back in 2012, sparking the first rumors that they were involved as a little more than just co-stars. Supposedly, they broke up in 2013, but they’ve been seen together plenty of times since then, making fans wonder about the seeming on-again, off-again nature of their relationship. Finally, they’ve provided a little closure by confirming once and for all that they’re a couple IRL.
Now, if only they could answer our other burning question: Is Jon Snow actually dead, or will he return on Season 6 of Game of Thrones?