The Game Of Thrones Cast’s Real Life Romances

Whenever there’s romance on Game of Thrones, it usually doesn’t end in a happily ever after. But the same can’t necessarily be said for the cast of the show. Fans finally saw Jon Snow and Daenerys begin a relationship and even before that, fans speculated that Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington were an actual item. This is untrue, especially for the fact that Harington is married to someone else. But what about Emilia? And the rest of the GoT cast? You’re about to find out!

Kristofer Hivju Has Two Daughters With Gry Molvær Hivju

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Kristofer Hivju plays wildling leader Tormund Giantsbane. Outside of Game of Thrones, the Norwegian actor is known for his fiery head of hair. So it’s no surprise that he found someone similar in Norwegian journalist and director Gry Molvær, who has a gorgeous head of red locks herself.

The couple married in 2015 and have two daughters together. While they are often spotted in public having hours-long arguments, Kristofer and Gry seem to always put their differences aside when it really matters. When Kristofer posts a photo of Gry on Instagram, he often refers to her as his lovely wife, fabulous wife, or his queen!

Peter Dinklage Eloped With Erica Schmidt In 2005

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Tyrion Lannister may have married Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones but this couldn’t be further from what is going on in real life. Tyrion is played by Peter Dinklage, who has been happily married to his wife Erica Schmidt for over ten years.

Dinklage and Schmidt eloped in Las Vegas in 2005. Dinklage always expresses support for his wife, who is a talented playwright and theatre director in her own right. He once said, “She’s very inspiring. She’s definitely the artist of the family. I am just the TV actor who pays the bills.” The couple has two children, born in 2011 and 2017.

Sophie Turner Married Joe Jonas In Vegas In 2019

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Sansa Stark doesn’t have the best track record with her marriages on Game of Thrones but thankfully this isn’t the case in real life. Actress Sophie Turner began dating Joe Jonas as early as December 2016, after Joe slipped into Sophie’s DMs on Instagram.

They dated publicly for almost a year when Joe proposed with a gorgeous pear-shaped diamond in October 2017. The couple surprised everyone a couple of years later when they tied the knot in Las Vegas, immediately following the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. Sophie’s GoT co-star Maisie Williams was one of her maids of honor.

Maisie Williams’s Love Life Is Up For Debate

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Arya Stark may not have had any romantic inclinations until season eight of GoT but in real life actress Maisie Williams has long been linked to her former classmate Ollie Jackson. Fans speculate, however, that Maisie and Ollie have broken up, since they haven’t been seen together since Summer 2018.

Recently, Maisie’s new rumored beau is her colleague, Reuben Selby, who serves as the communications director for her app, Daisie. Despite Maisie’s public denial that they are an item, they often feature each other on their respective Instagram accounts.

Alfie Allen And Allie Teilz Welcomed A Daughter

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Alfie Allen has played Theon Greyjoy since 2011 but it wasn’t until 2017 when the public found out that he was dating American DJ and model, Allie Teilz. They were first spotted on a romantic getaway off the coast of Spain that summer and have been dating ever since.

The whirlwind romance resulted in the birth of their daughter, Arrow, in 2018. Though they still may be finding their way as new parents, many fans hope that there will be wedding bells in the couple’s future. Prior to this, Allie has dated Joaquin Phoenix, while Alfie has been linked to actress Jaime Winstone.

Carice Van Houten And Guy Pearce Started Dating In 2015

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Carice van Houten’s real-life relationship is worlds away from her Game of Thrones character, the femme fatale Melisandre. Carice met actor Guy Peace just a few months after he split from his wife of 18 years, Kate Mestitz, in 2015.

The split caused Guy to spiral into a depressive state, but the actor credits Carice and the birth of their son Monte in August 2016 as his silver lining. The couple maintains a relatively low profile outside of their work but one can only imagine that more babies, or even wedding bells, might be in the future once season eight comes to a close.

Gwendoline Christie Is Dressed By Her Designer Boyfriend Giles Deacon

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When people aren’t talking about Gwendoline Christie’s awesome performance as Brienne of Tarth, they’re fawning over her stunning red-carpet style in real life. It makes sense that Gwendoline is always dressed to the nines since she’s been in a relationship with English fashion designer, Giles Deacon, since 2013.

Gwendoline and Giles always only have nice things to say about each other in the press. Giles, who designed Pippa Middleton’s wedding dress, loves applying his talents to his lady love. “[Gwendoline’s] a fantastic muse. She’s a character herself, and her trail of various characters is brilliant,” he once said.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Married Nukâka In 1997

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Jaime Lannister may be in love with his sister but in real life, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is madly in love with his beauty queen wife, Nukaaka Coster-Waldau. Known professionally as Nukâka, the Greenlandic singer-actress was crowned Miss Greenland and placed 19th in the 1990 Miss Universe Pageant.

The couple married in 1997 and have two daughters, Fillippa and Safina. Despite Nikolaj’s fame as The Kingslayer, he divulged to Jimmy Fallon in 2017 that his wife has never seen an episode of Game of Thrones. "When you know someone really well, it becomes a little ridiculous to see them pretending to be someone else," he said.

Kit Harington And Rose Leslie Were On-Screen Lovers

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Jon Snow and Ygritte’s tryst may have been short-lived but those were real sparks flying between the two actors as we would all discover later. Ever since meeting on the GoT set in 2012, the couple remained silent about their on-and-off relationship until making things public in 2016.

They moved in together the following year and everyone believed a proposal was in the cards, which it was since they announced their engagement in September 2017. The couple married in June 2018. Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams were among the 200 guests at the wedding.

Emilia Clarke May No Longer Be Dating Charlie McDowell

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When she’s not playing the Mother of Dragons, Emilia Clarke ravishes the world with her radiant smile. Someone as gorgeous as Emilia ought to have plenty of people who’d want to date her and of course, fans have looked into this.

Emilia has been most recently linked to director Charlie McDowell but as of early 2019, speculation over their split leads many to believe that Emilia is newly single. Though they haven’t publicly confirmed the split (or their relationship, for that matter), sources say that Emilia called things off due to the stress of a long-distance relationship.

Jason Momoa Is Happily Married To Lisa Bonet

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Khal Drogo may not have lasted very long on Game of Thrones but the role is what helped Jason Momoa make his way into the spotlight. Aside from subsequently taking on the role of Aquaman, Momoa is also known for his relationship with Lisa Bonet.

The couple met through mutual friends back in 2005. They ended up having two children together: a daughter born in 2007 and a son born in 2008. However, it wasn’t until 2017 that Jason and Lisa made things official. When they tied the knot, Jason became stepfather to Lisa’s daughter, Zoë Kravitz.

Lena Headey Married Her Childhood Friend

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Lena Headey’s love life is nothing like that of her character, Cersei Lannister. Most fans know by now of her previous tryst with fellow GoT co-star Jerome Flynn. They also know that it was a relationship that did not end well, which resulted in clauses in both of their contracts that they won’t have any scenes together.

These days Lena is now married to her childhood friend, director Dan Cadan. She gave birth to their daughter Teddy in 2015. Lena also has a son, Wylie, with her first husband, musician Peter Loughran.

Iain Glen Has Had More Luck In Love Off-Screen

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Ser Jorah Mormont may not have been so lucky in love with his first wife of ten years dying from miscarriage and then going bankrupt trying to please his second wife, Lynesse Hightower, only for her to end up becoming the concubine of a wealthy merchant.

Luckily, Iain Glen’s real love life is much more fortunate. Iain has been in a happy relationship with his partner, Charlotte Emmerson, with whom he has two daughters. Before that, he was married to actress Susannah Harker, with whom he shares a son.

Aidan Gillen Is Dating Camille O’Sullivan

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Petyr Baelish was in a love triangle with his foster sisters Catelyn and Lysa, but the man also known as Littlefinger has spent a better part of his story arc seducing and manipulating Sansa to take his place on the Iron Throne. Thankfully, Aidan Gillen isn’t that sinister in real life and his relationships have been a lot less complicated.

He was previously married to Olivia O’Flanagan for 13 years and had two children with her. Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t last but Aidan moved on to singer Camille O’Sullivan shortly thereafter.

Jacob Anderson Married His Girlfriend Of Eight Years

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Jacob Anderson began playing Grey Worm on Game of Thrones in season three and has been a part of the cast ever since. The actor also moonlights as a musician and goes by the stage name Raleigh Ritchie. With all the focus on Jacob’s career, many fans have wondered what his personal life is like.

It turns out that Jacob Anderson is a taken man and has been since the end of 2018. In December of that year, he married actress Aisling Loftus, who he dated for eight years prior.

Michiel Huisman Has His Own Real-Life Khaleesi

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Daario Naharis may have had the hots for Daenerys (but then again, who doesn’t?), but at least there is no unrequited love in the life of the actor who plays him, Michiel Huisman. In fact, he has already found his real-life Khaleesi in his wife, Dutch actress Tara Elders.

Michiel met Tara on the set of Phileine Says Sorry, where they shared their first kiss in 2003. The chemistry must have been through the roof with that smooch, since the couple ended up in a long-term relationship. In 2007, they welcomed a daughter named Hazel into their lives and got married the following year.

John Bradley Is Dating Rebecca April May

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John Bradley plays Samwell Tarly on Game of Thrones. His character has a sweet relationship with Wildling Gilly and her son Little Sam and his real-life relationship is just as cute. John and his girlfriend Rebecca April May have been Instagram official since 2017 but they may have been dating even longer than that.

Rebecca is a journalist who has previously worked with MTV and AskMen.com. When she and John aren’t on the red carpet, they can often be seen traveling to far-away destinations for romantic getaways.

Joe Dempsie Was In A Long-Term Relationship

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Gendry Baratheon became all anyone could talk about after he and Arya share an intimate moment together when she thinks they’re going to die in battle. Of course, a steamy moment like this had many fans wondering if actor Joe Dempsie is just as busy in real life.

Recently, Joe isn’t seeing anyone that we know of. He previously dated actress Katie McGrath, but the couple ended their long-term relationship back in 2010. Due to Joe’s ease with playing gay characters, much to the surprise of fans, many also believe that it might not be far off from his real life. Of course, that’s his business and not ours.

Mark Addy Is The Opposite Of Robert Baratheon

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Robert Baratheon may have had plenty of affairs and children out of wedlock (outside of his marriage to Cersei, who is also unfaithful), but the actor who plays him, Mark Addy, couldn’t be any more different.

In real life, Mark is married to his wife Kelly Biggs. The couple tied the knot all the way back in 1996 and have remained married ever since. Their twenty-plus-year-marriage has resulted in three beautiful children: Ruby Johnson, Oscar Johnson, and Charlie Johnson. It’s good to know that Mark isn’t as despicable as his character.

Jonathan Pryce Married His Girlfriend Of Over 40 Years

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Being the High Sparrow isn’t likely to result in any romantic relationships, being that he is the leader of a religious movement. But in real life, actor Jonathan Pryce has one of the best relationship stories out of the Game of Thrones cast.

Jonathan met his wife Kate Fahy back in 1972 while studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. They’ve never laid eyes on another person since the couple remained together ever since. They even had three children throughout the ’80s but it wasn’t until 2015 that they decided to tie the knot.