Rose Leslie Gives Birth, Welcomes First Baby With Kit Harington

Game of Thrones alums Kit Harington and Rose Leslie have officially taken on their newest role: parents. Read on for how the couple confirmed the baby news.

By Samantha Schnurr Feb 16, 2021 7:30 PMTags
Watch: "GoT" Stars Kit Harington & Rose Leslie Welcome Baby Boy

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie had a baby coming—and now the little one is here. 

The Game of Thrones alum and Death on the Nile star are officially parents after welcoming their first child together. Harington and Leslie confirmed the news by stepping out with their newborn in London on Feb. 16. His rep also confirms to E! News that the couple welcomed a baby boy and they are "very very happy!"

Back in September 2020, the actress debuted her growing baby bump in a photo shoot for U.K. digital magazine MAKE, simultaneously confirming the couple had a baby on the way. While the new mom disclosed virtually no other details, she did briefly touch on life at their weekend Tudor manor in East Anglia.

"What a glorious thing to be able to run to the countryside and recoup," she told the website. "It's a great privilege to be surrounded by greenery, birdsong and hedgerows, and our delightful neighbours. It's so peaceful."

A month later, Leslie again addressed the private couple's baby news. "I am thrilled to be expecting," she told The New York Post, "and I can't wait to meet the new member of our family!" 

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That family officially began in 2018 when the stars tied the knot in Scotland after dating on and off since 2012. "The wedding was perfect," a source told E! News at the time. "Family and friends were elated for Rose and Kit. It was a day of love and celebration and you could see it on everyone's faces."


For Game of Thrones fans, the couple's real-life love story was a long time coming as they also portrayed Jon Snow and his lover Ygritte on the small screen. In a 2016 interview with Vogue Italia, Harington reminisced about falling in love with the actress while they were both shooting for the second season in Iceland. 

"Because the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love," he recalled to the magazine. "If you're already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show, it's becomes very easy to fall in love…"

Perhaps one day they'll return to Iceland as a new family of three.