Rose Leslie shares what she learned about drug addiction 3 years after husband Kit Harington entered rehab

Rose Leslie and Kit Harington are one of Hollywood’s most intimate couples. The couple first met on the set of the HBO series game of thrones and have been together ever since. They got married and eventually welcomed a child. Still, fans get only rare glimpses of their dynamic; neither Harington nor Leslie give many interviews.

This makes Leslie’s recent encounter with Harper’s Bazaar that much more special. In the exclusive interview, the 35-year-old discussed life with Harington, revealing how her husband’s experience with addiction has shaped his perception of the rehab process and how she supports him at home.

How long have Rose Leslie and Kit Harington been together?

Leslie and Harington’s romance began while filming game of thrones in 2011. Like Jon Snow and Ygritte, the future couple played star-crossed lovers. But eventually, sparks flew behind the scenes as well. According to People, while the two knew each other before working on the series, their tenure on the HBO show brought them closer.

Although they didn’t immediately confirm their relationship, Harington and Leslie were spotted together in August 2012, looking quite romantic. Leslie and Harington moved in together in August 2017, announcing their engagement a month later. The lovely couple tied the knot in June 2018, opting for a ceremony at a stunning Scottish castle.

In early 2019, the last episodes of game of thrones broadcast. Both Leslie and Harington have been open about the depression they experienced after the series ended. However, it wasn’t long before the newlyweds expanded their family. In February 2021, Leslie and Harington welcomed their first child, a baby boy.

What did Rose Leslie say about Kit Harington’s experience in rehab?

Although the couple are delighted with the birth of their son, Harington is still struggling with personal issues. After entering rehab for alcohol addiction in 2019, the actor and his wife had to find a new path. As Leslie told Harper’s Bazaar in April 2022, “I learned a lot about addiction and it’s something Kit is always going to be aware of, but it’s up to him whether to drink again.”

Leslie went on to note “No amount of nannying will stop him from doing what he decides to do…I’m not choosing to put that pressure on myself.” Leslie said Harington was fine now that he had been sober for several years.

“The AA community has provided such a warm space for him to feel heard, to make sure he’s not alone,” she said. “But if it hadn’t been for rehab, he would be in a very different state of mind right now.”

Rose Leslie and Kit Harington plan to step away from the spotlight for a bit

Married couple Kit Harington and Rose Leslie at Glastonbury Festival | Samir Hussein/WireImage

Both Leslie and Harington are busy professionals. With Leslie’s recent TV series, The Time Traveler’s Wifehaving been canceled after just one season, according to Entertainment Weekly, and Harington’s play Henry V ending, the two are eagerly awaiting some downtime.

“We are going to start a home, try to make friends. We’ll just use our son! Leslie told Harper’s Bazaar, admitting they plan to relax at their new property in Suffolk.

One thing fans shouldn’t expect to see anytime soon is Harington and Leslie working on TV or film projects together. Leslie admitted they “know each other too well” to share the spotlight again and would rather spend time together away from the spotlight.

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