There’s a lot to like and love about HBO’s hit TV show Game of Thrones. From its Tolkien-like lore all the way to its compelling characters, the series has everything it needs to bring an epic fantasy realm to its audiences.
Like most shows nowadays, Game of Thrones also offers on-screen romances beautifully portrayed by the people of Westeros. Most of us are so emotionally invested that we hope for their love stories to mirror in real-life. Take for example Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), who are actually related by blood. We like the idea of the actors portraying them to be lovers off-screen, but Kit is actually in a relationship with co-star Rose Leslie (Ygritte) since 2012.
Or how about Sansa Stark and… Petyr Baelish? (LOL!) Well, not really. Actress Sophie Turner is dating Joe Jonas, while Aiden Gillen is happily married to Olivia O’Flanagan since 2001. The list just goes on.
Anyway, since we’re on the topic, why don’t we take a look at some of the Game of Thrones actors/actresses together with their real-life significant others. Get ready to be brokenhearted.
#1. Rose Leslie and Kit Harrington, who play Ygritte and Jon Snow, respectively.
#2. Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister, with wife/actress Erica Schmidt.
#.3 Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane) and wife, journalist Gry Molvær Hivju. And yes, his beard is real – not CGI!
#4. Actor Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) and wife Lisa Bonet, who’s also an actress.
#5. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s (Jaime Lannister) wife is actually a singer named Nukâka.
#6. Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne Of Tarth, is married to fashion designer Giles Deacon.
#7. Carice Van Houten (Melisandre) is married to actor Guy Pearce, known for his roles in Memento and Iron Man 3.
#8. Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) and actress Charlotte Emmerson. They started dating in 2005.
#9. Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Ollie Jackson.
#10. Grey Worm actor Jacob Anderson together with actress Aisling Loftus.
#11. Sansa Stark’s Sophie Turner is currently dating DNCE singer Joe Jonas, who is 1/3 of the Jonas Brothers.
#12. Liam Cunningham, known for playing Davos Seaworth, with his wife Colette Cunningham.
#13. Aidan Gillen (Petyr Baelish) and singer Camille O’Sullivan.
#14. Michiel Huisman, who plays the charming Daario Naharis, together with wife actress Tara Elders.
#15. Sorry, Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) fans. She’s engaged to director Anthony Byrne.
#16. Jonathan Pryce (High Sparrow) and his wife Kate Fahy.
And, of course, last but not the least…
#17. The Lannister soldier Ed Sheeran with his, well, guitar. They’ve been together since the start of his music career.
Thank you, BoredPanda, for the inspiration!