What happens when stars of one of the most-watched shows on television with a cult-like following take their on-screen romance to the altar? You have a star-studded wedding that captivated the world and produced some of the cutest, most clever, and cheesiest memes and tweets this side of Westeros. That’s right, GoT fans, Jon Snow and Ygritte – er, make that Kit Harington and Rose Leslie – are finally hitched!
Everyone fell in love with the on-screen couple in Season 2 as they took their wild relationship from captor/captive to lovers back to enemies. Of course, Ygritte dies in Season 4 (because everybody dies on Games of Thrones) but not before uttering her most famous line, “You know nothing, Jon Snow” and dying in her true love’s arms.
Rumors began to circulate in 2012 that the two actors were dating but they didn’t confirm it until years later. Then back in September, Harington and Leslie announced they were engaged, just as everyone was still trying to get over the oddly romantic scene of Jon Snow getting it on with his aunt, Daenerys Targaryen. Sure, it sounds disgusting but if you watch GoT it all makes perfect sense and it wasn’t as bad as it sounds…
In fact, Aunt Dany, AKA Emilia Clarke, attended the Harington-Leslie wedding in Scotland as did many of their castmates including Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), proving that the Starks, Lannisters, and Targaryens can all come together in the name of love after all.