From Kit and Rose to Maisie’s New Man–Game of Thrones Stars’ Real-Life Romances


On Game of Thrones, love affairs don’t tend to last. Usually, one or both of the lovebirds are killed horribly. Luckily, the actors have much better luck in real life!

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Rose Leslie and Kit Harington

Jon Snow and Ygritte’s romance might have been doomed on Game of Thrones, but the actors’ real-life love flourished. Rose and Kit married in 2018 at a gorgeous Scottish castle, surrounded by many of their costars. In fact, production on the show had to be briefly shut down because so many GoT folks were at the wedding!

Peter Dinklage and Erica Schmidt

Peter Dinklage–AKA Tyrion Lannister, the true hero of Game of Thrones–eloped with playwright and theater director Erica Schmidt in 2005. In 2015, Dinklage said of his wife, “She’s very inspiring. She’s definitely the artist of the family. I am just the TV actor who pays the bills.” The deeply private couple have two young children at home.

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas 

Sophie Turner is much luckier in love than Sansa Stark. The actress is engaged to Joe Jonas, and the couple is planning a fun-filled wedding this summer. It probably won’t be on the same level as Priyanka and Nick’s lavish international celebration–I’m pretty sure that they’re still hosting receptions and after-parties to this day.

Carice Van Houten and Guy Pierce

Melisandre isn’t exactly a likable character. But in real life, Dutch actress Carice Van Houten is all smiles. She and Aussie actor Guy Pierce (Memento) have been together since 2015 and share a son.

Gwendoline Christie and Giles Deacon

Gwendoline Christie spends most of her working hours in a suit of armor. But when she’s on the red carpet, Brienne of Tarth often wears fashion designed by her boyfriend, Giles Deacon. The couple has been together since 2012.

Maisie Williams and Reuben Selby

It’s sometimes hard to remember that Arya Stark is all grown up now. 21-year-old Maisie Williams–who is BFFs with Sophie Turner–was spotted holding hands with communications director Reuben Selby in February. She was previously in a relationship with Ollie Jackson.

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet

Is this the most gorgeous couple on the planet? Signs point to yes. The former Khal Drogo has been with actress Lisa Bonet for over a decade. They made it official in 2017 with an intimate wedding. Jason and Lisa frequently appear on the red carpet together, often with their two children.

Alfie Allen and Allie Teilz

Alfie Allen, who portrays Theon Greyjoy, has been dating model and DJ Allie Teilz since 2017. The couple welcomed a daughter in October of last year.

Emilia Clarke and ???

Until recently, the answer to “Who is Emilia Clarke dating” would have been writer and director Charlie McDowell. But social media sleuths noticed that McDowell–who used to like every single one of his girlfriend’s Instagram posts–has stopped hitting that like button.

Did they break up? Or have they just decided to keep their relationship off of social media?