Kit Harington and Rose Leslie will soon be a family of four, although her 2-year-old son isn’t quite sure whether he’ll have a new baby brother or sister just yet. Harington announced his and Leslie’s happy news during his appearance on the Feb. 3 episode “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” The couple welcomed their first child in early 2021.
“He’s about to get the shock of his life,” Harington told Fallon of his son (whose name he and Leslie did not reveal). “He’s about to have a sibling. The ‘Game of Thrones’ actor went on to explain that his son didn’t quite get the idea that he was soon to be a big brother.
He continued, “I’m not sure he’s got it conceptually yet. We’re trying to get him ready. We’re pointing to Rose’s belly and saying, ‘Baby to mama, baby to mama.’ And he shows his belly and says, “My baby.”
Meanwhile, Leslie and Harington are firmly in “practice” mode this time around. “I’m terrified,” he explained. “You know, with the first baby, you’re like walking on clouds and dancing through fields of daisies for nine months. Well, man is anyway. But this time…the showdown with reality is much shorter. You become practical very quickly.”
Leslie and Harington first met on the set of “Game of Thrones” in 2012, where they played star-crossed lovers Ygritte and Jon Snow. While their on-screen romance ended tragically, off-screen the couple are still going strong. They officially tied the knot in 2018 in a gorgeous wedding in Scotland attended by many of their castmates on the show, as well as family and friends. Then, in 2021, they became first-time parents to their baby boy.
Watch the video below to see Harington share his good news, as well as an update on the Jon Snow-centric “Game of Thrones” spinoff.