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From White Walkers to a White Wedding! Kit Harington and Rose Leslie's Relationship History

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie smile on their wedding day with their Land Rover Defender getaway car
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Jan. 30 2020, Published 5:39 p.m. ET

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Game of Thrones fans had their wilding dreams come true when Kit Harington, a.k.a. Jon Snow, and Rose Leslie, a.k.a. Ygritte, were romantically linked in real life.

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The stars met on set in 2011 while shooting in Iceland, and though their steamy love affair did not end well in Westeros, all heartbreak was healed when the duo tied the knot in Scotland in 2018.

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More: Game Of Thrones Stars Kit Harington And Rose Leslie Marry In Scotland – See Photos

But their romance hasn't been picture perfect — from a stint in rehab to an alleged cheating scandal, Radar has all the details of these Game of Thrones stars' relationship history.

2011

Jon Snow and Ygritte played by Kit Harington and Rose Leslie stand in the snow on Game of Thrones in 2011
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Harington met Leslie while filming season 2 of GoT. Later, Harington reminisced on the origins of their love story to Vogue Italia in 2016. "... If you’re already attracted to someone and then they play your love interest in the show, it becomes very easy to fall in love.”

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August 2012

Rose Leslie exits theater in front of Kit Harington
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August 2013

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie pose with Game Of Thrones costars Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in 2013
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A year later the couple quietly split. They were still so under the radar as a couple barely any reports of their romance (and why it ended) exist.

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August 2014

Rose Leslie and Kit Harington exit LAX airport together in 2014
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It wasn't until August 2014 Us Weekly broke the news that Harington and Leslie had rekindled their romance three months earlier in May of 2014.

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April 2016

Rose Leslie and Kit Harington make their red carpet debut in 2016 at the Oliver Awards in London
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Though Harington and Leslie had been romantically linked for several years, it wasn't until the 2016 Oliver Awards in London that Harington and Leslie made their red carpet debut as a couple.

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September 2017

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The couple's engagement was confirmed via a traditional announcement in The Times. Harington admitted that thanks to red wine and a roaring fire he popped the question spontaneously, instead of following his original proposal plans. He claimed to have botched the moment but she still said yes.

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June 2018

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie smile on their wedding day with their Land Rover Defender getaway car
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Harington and Leslie wed in Scotland at Kirkton of Rayne church on June 23, 2018, followed by a reception at Leslie's family estate.

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November 2018

Kit Harington at the Toronto Film Festival in 2018
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The first real scandal emerged when Russian model Olga Vlaslova alleged she and Harington met in Luxembourg, and subsequently began an affair — a tryst that she claimed carried on after his marriage to Leslie. Harington not only denied knowing the model and ever having any kind of relationship with her, he also stated he'd never even been to Luxembourg.

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April 2019

Harington hosted SNL, Leslie surprised him during his opening monologue in which she hilariously drilled him about what they are going to do for money now that GoT was coming to an end. The couple also exchanged onair "I love yous."

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May 2019

Kit Harington walks with headphones in 2019
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Weeks before the series finale of GoT, Harington checked into rehab for alcohol and stress. Reports circulated that although facing the end of the series caused Harington distress, wife Leslie remained "extremely supportive" — and she in fact was the driving force behind him seeking professional help.

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September 2019

Kit Harington arrives alone at the Emmy Awards in 2019
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Unconfirmed reports circulated that Harington and Leslie were headed for divorce — a statement from Harington's rep firmly denied the rumors.

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January 2020 

Rose Leslie and Kit Harington smile on the red carpet at the 2020 Golden Globes
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Still going strong, the duo stepped out on the red carpet at the 2020 Golden Globes — Harington was nominated for best Actor in TV Series Drama.

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