Harington and Leslie, 32, first stirred up relationship rumors in 2012. After a brief split, the couple reconciled and continued to fuel romance speculation until they officially confirmed the relationship in 2016.
They got engaged in September 2017, confirming the happy news the old-fashioned (and very British) way: through a classified advert in
The former costars wed on June 23, 2018, at the Kirkton of Rayne church. The star-studded celebration — which included many
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Despite enjoying his time onscreen with Leslie, Harington told
“I think almost the worst thing about falling in love with Rose and marrying her is that it’s going to be very hard to work with her again,” he admitted. “Working opposite her was one of the highlights of my life and career. I don’t know when, if ever, I’m going to get to do that again, because we’re married now, and it’s hard to work opposite your wife.”
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This is not the first time that the actor has opened up about his on-screen romance blossoming into real-life love.
In 2016, Harington discussed the early days of their relationship and revealed that sparks flew while on set in Iceland shooting season 2 — and admitting that those weeks were his favorite of the series.
“Because the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love,” he said in a cover story for
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The actor also shared at the 2018 Emmy Awards this past September how the hit fantasy series has changed his life — and hinted at potential parenthood with Leslie.
“It gave me my future family and my life from here on in,” Harington told reporters in the Emmys press room. “That’s the main thing it did for me, and it’s changed it completely.”
He continued, “The last 10 years, you could not ask for a better job to have in your 20s, to take you through your 20s than to be an actor in