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'Game of Thrones' stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington welcome a baby boy

To prepare for family life, the couple relocated from New York to the British countryside

'Game of Thrones' stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington have welcomed a baby boy, their first child together. AP Photo
'Game of Thrones' stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington have welcomed a baby boy, their first child together. AP Photo

Game of Thrones stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington, both 34, have welcomed their first child together, a baby boy.

The couple, who met and fell in love on the set of the hit HBO show, have yet to announce the newborn's name and birth date, but Harington’s publicist Marianna Shafran confirmed the birth on Tuesday.

Shafran told E! that the couple are “very very happy".

The pair live a relatively low-key life, away from paparazzi and publicity, but Leslie's pregnancy was confirmed in September when she did a photoshoot for digital magazine Make.

Of preparing for family life, Scottish actress Leslie told the magazine that the couple were leaving New York behind, swapping it for life in the British countryside.

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

It’s the first child for both Leslie and English actor Harington, who married in 2018.

Their relationship began in 2011 on the set of Game of Thrones in which they played star-crossed lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte, he a brother of the Night’s Watch with world-changing secrets in his past, she a part of the rebel wildlings.

Updated: February 17, 2021 10:43 AM

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