These two Game of Thrones actors used to date and it did not end well

Wait, what?

game of thrones finale

Wait, what?

The final Game of Thrones episode is officially out, with its conclusion drawing a mixed reception.

In fact, the whole way through season eight, viewers have been divided in their opinions, proving controversial in terms of the plot and blunders (ahem Samwell Tarley’s water bottle).

The Game of Thrones actor who made the most noise this week however was Lena Headey, but not for her character Cersei.

Lena has made news instead for revelations around her personal life, with it emerging that the actress once dated a fellow cast member, something that is reported not to have ended well.

Lena Headey, now married to writer and director Dan Cadan, once dated fellow actor Jerome Flynn, known for playing Bronn. And while it is not fully known when they dated, it is known that the split wasn’t amicable.

In fact, according to The Sun, Lena asked producers early on to ensure that the two actors would never have to film scenes together. It was even reported that the writers had to craft the storylines so that the two actors would never have to appear in a scene together.

‘They kept the full extent of it secret but it was a very turbulent relationship and it has been very awkward on set,’ a source reportedly told The Sun. ‘Lena has opened up to her trusted friends. She appears to have a genuine hate towards him.’

Bumping into an ex is hard enough! Imagine working with them for eight seasons of an HBO show!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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