Relationships play an important part in the world of 'Game of Thrones', they determine allegiances, spread wealth and help to secure the Iron Throne. However the relationship between popular Night's Watch member Jon Snow wildling warrior Ygritte was one of the few relationships we've seen so far that seemed to be happening for the right reasons.
Fans of George R.R. Martin's book series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' had been waiting for the on-screen relationship between the lovers from opposing sides since the series first came to television and they were treated to a whole season of their budding relationship in Season Three, culminating in that all too infamous cave-sex scene, and the all too frequently repeated sentence "You know nothing Jon Snow"
However, much like Romeo and Juliet representing the warring Capulets and Montagues, the star-crossed lovers of Westeros couldn't overcome their differences and their fiery relationship seemingly ended when double agent Jon Snow betrayed the wildlings and Ygritte in order to alert the Night's Watch about the impending Wildling attack, leading to an emotionally conflicted Ygritte filling him with arrows.
It was undeniable that Kit Harington and Rose Leslie had an amazing amount of chemistry in their scenes and the revelation that the pair began dating in real life after growing close on set during the filming of their intimate scenes goes some way to explaining the success they had on screen. But in a bitter coincidence it appears that with their on-screen romance ending, so too has their real life one.
Newspaper the Daily Mail reports that an insider has told them ""Rose and Kit are no longer together. Rose has a new boyfriend who is not in the public eye. She is eager to keep this relationship out of the spotlight."
This will undoubtedly be great news for all of the female fans of the series who will be thrilled to hear that Harington is back on the market (although I for one didn't even know that he was temporarily off the market, especially that he was dating a fellow co-star of Game of Thrones).
But depending on how amicable the split is, it's sure to benefit the rumoured upcoming scenes between the Night's Watch and the Wildlings that those who have read the book will know are sure to be as explosive as Rose's hair is red because Jon Snow and Ygritte are sure to cross paths again!
I hate the 'Team' thing that's happened since 'Twilight' but we all lighten up once! Which team are you on Team Snow or Team Ygritte?
Daniel Wood is a graduate from Bristol, who has an unhealthy obsession with crime fiction, a secret passion for superheroes and an avid love for all things fantasy. Consequently he also has a very understanding girlfriend! Follow Daniel on Twitter.
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