Game of Thrones star Kit Harington welcomes baby boy with wife Rose Leslie

Congratulations to the new parents as they welcome their first child

Game of Thrones stars, Kit Harington and Rose Leslie attend HBO's Official 2020 Golden Globe Awards After Party on January 05, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie have become proud parents of a baby boy.

The couple, who both confirmed they were having a baby in September when Rose debuted her baby bump for Make Magazine, have been spending lockdown in their Tudor manor house in East Anglia.

And this week the pair were spotted running errands in central London with a newborn baby strapped to Rose's chest, and later Kit was spotted on dad duties carrying the baby while walking a dog. 

A representative later confirmed to People that they have welcomed a baby boy and added that they are "very, very happy."

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Their sweet news comes after Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke lands a new role in Discworld adaptation.

Meanwhile Kit, previously spoke of his excitement about becoming a father for the first time, even before a baby was on the cards. Speaking ahead of the May 2019 series finale of Game of Thrones, the actor told InStyle, "The most important job I'll ever have is about to finish. Well, not the most. Hopefully, I'll be a father."

Kit and Leslie met on the set of Emmy-winning HBO series Game of Thrones, when they played star-crossed lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte, and rumors of a real-life relationship were sparked in 2012.

But after a brief split, they officially confirmed they were in a relationship in 2016 before getting engaged in September 2017 when they posted a classified advert in The Times and married two years later in Scotland.

Selina Maycock
Selina Maycock

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life.

Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. Having spent the start of her career working on local newspapers and online, Selina spent six years as Acting News Editor and Entertainment Reporter at the Scunthorpe Telegraph where she dug into hard news stories, conducted interviews, covered court reporting, features, and entertainment, whilst going to gigs in her spare time.

Whilst at the paper she was awarded an O2 Media Judges' Special Award for helping a terminally ill cancer sufferer realise his dying wish and marry his childhood sweetheart through a successful newspaper campaign. Things like this are close to her heart when it comes to using journalism to make a positive difference in people's lives.

Selina later branched further into all things celebrity to became a Showbiz Writer at Heat magazine, covering red carpet events, showbiz parties, and various launches before going freelance for two years. One of her biggest celebrity achievements - aside from generating celebrity exclusives - was interviewing Take That (including Robbie Williams) and bumping into Simon Cowell so much at events she told him 'I'm calling you my showbiz dad!'

In 2017 she joined TI Media as a senior reporter on Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, Woman's Weekly celebrity desk before branching online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first.

When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.