Who are the stars of Game of Thrones dating in real life?

Since former Jonas Brother and DNCE band member Joe Jonas recently got engaged to Sophie Turner (who plays Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones), we have been curious about who the other stars are dating or married to. On the show, we are used to following so many story arcs and intense relationships that it is hard to keep up with everything that happens. The cast of Game of Thrones is thought to be the largest on television, which means there are a lot of romantic relationships to keep up with.

Whether it’s Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen or Jon Snow and Ygritte, we just can’t get enough of the often tumultuous relationships of these characters. Viewers around the world were ecstatic when the actors who play Jon Snow and Ygritte got engaged in real life! We guess that the long days on set lead to a lot of romances forming between the actors.



Some of the couples on this list will make you scream with happiness while others will make you cry (aka the characters in the show we wish we could be with but are taken in real life). Some of the partners on this list will probably leave you surprised and maybe even confused. If you were planning on marrying one of the actors on the show, you might have to change your plans.

Whether the characters on the show hooked up in real life too, or our favorite character is married to someone we would not have expected, this list will answer all of your questions about the real life partners of the cast of Game of Thrones. If you want to know which cast members got together in real life or if your favorite cast members started a family and had kids, just keep on reading.

Tormund Giantsbane

Tormund Giantsbane is the wildling leader that everyone loves. In the season finale, we were biting our nails while Tormund was situated on the top of the crumbling wall, and we all hope that things turn out well for him. Kristofer Hivju is a Norwegian actor who is married to a fellow Norwegian native, Gry Molvær Hivju. She is a photographer and journalist who has had her artwork and photographs displayed. The couple have two adorable daughters together.

Jaime Lannister

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau plays Jaime Lannister, the Kingslayer and Cersei’s twin brother on Game of Thrones. In real life, Coster-Waldau is married to Greenlandic actress and singer Nukaka Coster-Waldau. She is also a former Miss Greenland, and was the highest placing Miss Greenland in the history of the Miss Universe competition! Coster-Waldau is from Denmark and he married his wife in 1998. They have two children, Filippa and Safina.

Ygritte and Jon Snow

We love when television couples get together in real life. Jon Snow and Ygritte found love with each other and so did the actors who portrayed them. The characters shared an intimate moment inside a geothermal cave which may have led to some real life romantic feelings. Kit Harington and Rose Leslie had a rumored on again, off again relationship but are now engaged! The actors say they were just friends when they first met but then their friendship blossomed into love.

Tyrion Lannister

Peter Dinklage portrays Tyrion Lannister who is the Master of Coin on the Small Council. In reality, Dinklage is married to another person in show business, Erica Schmidt. The couple tied the knot back in 2005. They have one child, and they are expecting another one soon. The couple are intensely private, which is unusual for a celebrity couple. They are so private in fact, that no one knows the name of their child.

Sansa Stark

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Sophie Turner, who is Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones, recently got engaged to a Jonas Brother. The couple have been dating since 2016 and they had fans going nuts after they both posted an Instagram photo with a ring on Sophie’s finer with the caption “She Said Yes” and “I Said Yes” respectively. The two were introduced by the movie producer Jeff Kalligheri.

Brienne of Tarth

Brienne of Tarth is probably the most unstoppable female in all of the 7 kingdoms. Brienne is played by Gwendoline Christie, and while she does not wield a sword in real life, she is a famous British actress. Christie also played Captain Phasma in the newest Star Wars film. Christie is in a relationship with the British fashion designer, Giles Deacon. Deacon has been a part of the Gucci and Bottega Veneta fashion houses.

Arya Stark

Does Jon Snow that young Arya is in a relationship? In real life, Maisie Williams who plays Arya Stark, is really 21. Maisie has been dating her boyfriend Ollie Jackson since 2015. They met in school and have been inseparable ever since. Jackson and Williams were together for a long time before they ever revealed their relationship to the public. Williams posted a picture of her beau on Instagram in early 2017.

Margaery Tyrell

Margaery Tyrell is Mace Tyrell’s only daughter and she is known for being intelligent and beautiful. Unfortunately, Tyrell did not have a happy ending after a number of awful marriages. In real life, however, the actress who plays Tyrell is doing much better. Natalie Dormer has been dating film producer Anthony Byrne since 2011. The two met in Dublin on the set of The Tudors and they are now engaged.

Jorah Mormont

In real life, the actor who plays Jorah is not totally in love for Khaleesi. Jorah Mormont is played by Scottish actor Iain Glen. Glen was previously married to English actress Susannah Hacker and they had one son together before they divorced. Glen is now in a committed relationship with Charlotte Emmerson and the two are parents to two daughters, Mary and Juliet. Mormont has also appeared in Resident Evil and Downton Abbey.

Lord Petyr Baelish

We really hope that Aidan Gillen, who played Lord Baelish on Game of Thrones, is not as detestable in real life as he is on the show. The pan who portrays Littlefinger is an Irish actor who is the winner of three Irish Film & Television Awards. Gillen was married to Olivia O’Flannigan from 2001 until they separated in 2014. They have two children together. After their separation, Gillen began dating an Irish singer named Camille O’Sullivan.

Khal Drogo

Khal Drogo is a fierce warrior on Game of Thrones but in real life, he is just an average guy. It was recently revealed that the actor who plays Drogo, Jason Momoa, had a secret wedding ceremony with actress Lisa Bonet. While most believed that the couple got married in 2007, they did not make it official until October of 2017. Lisa Bonet was famously married to Lenny Kravitz and is the mother of Zoe Kravitz. Bonet and Momoa have 2 children together.


Melisandre is a red priestess from Asshai who believes that Stannis is the true king from visions she has had. Melisandre is portrayed by Carice Van Houten who is a Dutch actress. She has been dating Guy Pearce since 2015 and the couple have a son named Monte together. Guy Pearce is an Australian musician and actor who was married to Kate Mestitz for 18 years before they divorced in 2015. Pearce has appeared in The King’s Speech and Iron Man 3.

Daario Naharis

Daario Naharis is aligned with Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones, but in real life it looks like Daario has moved on from her. Michiel Huisman is another Dutch actor to appear on this list. He has appeared in movies such as The Young Victoria and World War Z. Naharis has been married to Dutch actress tara Elders since 2008. The couple have one daughter together and they now reside in New York City.

Grey Worm

We hope that Jacob Anderson has more working parts than his character Grey Worm has. Anderson is a British singer, songwriter and actor and he is best known for his role on Game of Thrones. Anderson has been dating Aisling Loftus for five years. Loftus is an actress who appeared in War and Peace. In an interview, the actors revealed that they are very supportive of each other’s careers.

Ser Davos Seaworth

Everyone loves Ser Davos Seaworth who is Jon Snow’s most trusted ally. The role is played by Irish actor Liam Cunningham. Cunningham has made appearances in movies such as Clash of the Titans and The Guard. Cunningham his happily married to his wife Colette and the couple resides in Dublin with their three children Liam Jr., Ellen, and Sean. Cunningham starred alongside John Cusack in The Numbers Station and appeared as a sorcerer in the BBC series Merlin.

High Sparrow

High Sparrow is the leader of a group of religious zealots called the Sparrows. High Sparrow was a very serious character and no one knows his real identity. High Sparrow used his influence against the Tyrells and the Lannisters. Sparrow is played by Welsh actor Jonathan Pryce. Pryce has been with English stage actress Kate Fahy for a number of years but they only married in 2015. They have three children together, Patrick, Gabriel and Phoebe.

Tommen and Myrcella Lannister

Tommen and Myrcella are brother and sister on Game of Thrones. On the show, the siblings’ parents engage in a very inappropriate and gross act that we can’t even talk about here. In real life, these on-screen siblings are dating. A couple years back, it was rumored that Dean-Charles Chapman and Nell Tiger Free were dating after pictures of them hanging out together were posted on Instagram. Today, Chapman is 20 and is preparing to appear in an upcoming television series. Free is now 18 years-old.


Emilia Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen also known as Mother of Dragons on Game of Thrones. From 2012 until 2013, Emilia Clarke dated Family Guy creator and animator, Seth MacFarlane. Clarke revealed that the pair dated in an interview when she told a story about a fan that did not approve of her choice of boyfriend. . Although this couple is no longer together, we thought they were very cute together. The two are still friends today.


Missandei was formerly a slave in Astapor but was freed by Daenerys Targaryen. Missandei is played by Nathalie Emmanuel. Emmanuel also appeared in Fast & Furious 8. Emmanuel had a long-term relationship with another British actor, Devon Anderson for many years. Anderson was on the British soap opera East Enders. The couple recently broke up and Emmanuel is now single and ready to mingle.

Ed Sheeran

Fans we very excited when Ed Sheeran made an appearance as a signer Lannister soldier on Game of Thrones. Sheeran is an award winning British singer and songwriter who has written songs such as Shape of You and Thinking Out Loud. Ed Sheeran has been dating his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn for a number of years and the two were friends since childhood. The couple were rumored to have gotten engaged but they are not…yet.

Theon Greyjoy

Theon Greyjoy is the younger brother of Yara Greyjoy and the only living son of of Balon Greyjoy. Greyjoy was portrayed by Alfie Allen who is a British actor and brother of the singer, Lily Allen. Allen has had small roles in films such as Pandemic and John Wick. Allen has a lot of singing family members as he is also a distant cousin to British singer Sam Smith. Allen is dating DJ Allie Teilz who is also a model and designer.

Cersei Lannister

Cersei is the widow of the King of Baratheon and she is the Queen of the Seven Kingdom. She is better known by fans as the mother of evil. Lena Headey has been playing the role of Cersei on Game of Thrones since 2011. Headey was married to Peter Loughran from 2007 until they divorced in 2013. She has been dating fellow actor Dan Cadan since 2015 and she is the mother of two children.

Ned Stark

Ned Stark was the head of the House of Stark and the Lord of Winterfell. Things do not end well for Stark on the show and it seems that things have not gone too well in the life of the actor who portrays him. Ned Stark is played by Sean Bean who is an English actor. Bean has been married a total of five times and his latest wife is Ashley Moore whom he married in 2017. Bean has three children.