Jon Snow and Ygritte — Er, Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Are Engaged!
UPDATE: The couple confirmed their engagement with an announcement in the UK’s Times newspaper on Wednesday. The small, unassuming ad read: “The engagement is announced between Kit, younger son of David and Deborah Harington of Worcestershire, and Rose, middle daughter of Sebastian and Candy Leslie of Aberdeenshire.”
Jon Snow’s first love, the wildling Ygritte, may have died in an epic battle in Westeros in season four, but in real life, actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are still going strong. Since meeting on the set of Game of Thrones back in 2012, the former costars have remained relatively quiet about their relationship. And now, People reports that they’re engaged.
According to the magazine, which cited an unnamed source, the couple privately announced to friends and family last week that they are set to walk down the aisle.
This is not the first time they’ve been the subject of engagement rumors, though. There were also reports earlier this year after they purchased a 15th-century castle in East Anglia, England.
Although the usually low-key lovebirds tend to shy away from discussing their relationship publicly, Leslie spoke briefly about Harington in a 2016 interview, saying that one of the things that kept them bonded during filming was technology. “It’s an embarrassment of riches, I suppose, whereby when both of us are working, it’s a lovely thing to be involved and working. FaceTime is a must.”
As for Harington, when he and Leslie confirmed their relationship was back on solid ground (after a short breakup in 2015), the actor told L’Uomo Vogue that some of his favorite moments happened while they were filming “Beyond the Wall” in Iceland during season two. “Because the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love,” he told the mag, adding, “If you’re already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show, it becomes very easy to fall in love.”
While there are no other details about the pair’s reported engagement, Game of Thrones fans are no doubt hoping for something of a nod to the series if and when they eventually do walk down the aisle.
Just as long as it’s not the Red Wedding.
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It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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