Maisie Williams is nearly done portraying Arya Stark on HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Winter has come and the acclaimed TV event is nearly over, after eight seasons spanning nine years. It’s a role that Williams has been playing since she was 12 years old.
Williams, who is now 22 years old, was, at one point, dating Ollie Jackson. It is unclear if they are still together. The two never officially announced a break-up, but have not appeared in social media photos together since mid-2018.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. He Comes From a Fishing Family & Is a Part of the 100 Tons of Plastic Team
In 2018, Jackson officially became a part of George Heming’s 100 Tons of Plastic initiative, a global effort aimed at reducing and cleaning plastic waste and raising awareness to the effects plastic has on the environment.
“I am excited to announce that Ollie Jackson, who has been a strong supporter of the project, has now officially joined 100 Tons of Plastic to help with the growth of the campaign and I look forward to having him join me on the 100 Tons [endeavor],” Heming said in an announcement on the 100 Tons of Plastic Facebook page.
Jackson’s bio on the 100 Tons of Plastic website says he “had a big interest in ocean conservation” prior to joining the initiative and that he “comes from a fishing family so has been working around, or on boats all his life.”
2. He & Williams Made Their Red-Carpet Debut at the Season 7 ‘GoT’ Premiere
Williams and Jackson made their red-carpet debut in 2017. As InStyle reported, Williams and Jackson attended the Game Of Thrones Season 7 Premiere and after party together.
Jackson marked the occasion by sharing a picture of the two dressed up, prior to the event, on Instagram, captioning the photo, “What can I say. I like the way you’re put together,” followed by the chili pepper emoji and a crossbones emoji.
For what it’s worth, Williams no longer appears to be following Jackson on social media.
3. He Began Dating Williams in 2015
As InStyle explains, Williams first revealed the relationship in a 2016 interview with InStyle UK.
“We’ve been together for over a year. I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious,” she told the outlet.
As Williams told InStyle Jackson is “not famous”; he’s someone she met in school.
“People feel it’s strange that someone who’s famous can go out with someone who’s normal,” Williams told InStyle. “I don’t meet anyone else. Maybe I’m doing it wrong, but I don’t go to all these parties. I don’t meet the other young, male actors. I just like normal people, I guess.”
4. He & Williams Went Public With Their Relationship on Valentine’s Day 2017
Williams and Jackson first went public with their relationship a few months prior to their red-carpet debut. She made it Instagram official with a cute picture of the duo on Valentine’s Day 2017.
Williams posted a close-cropped photo of the couple on a date, writing in the caption, “luv [sic] me some OJ,” complete with an orange emoji.
Over the next few weeks, Williams continued posting photos of Jackson on her Instagram page, while he really did not have a presence in the account before then. In one, she wrote, “What a tasty dish.”
In April, they were seen on vacation together in Morocco.
5. Williams Said She Feels Like She Is In Love
In an interview with Nylon in April 2016, Williams admitted to strong feelings for Jackson, but was non-committal about the future.
“He’s really sweet I feel like I’m in love right now, but I don’t know what I am going to feel like down the line. That’s why I am kind of closed-minded about marriage – I don’t even know if I want to get married,” she told Nylon.
When asked about her sexuality, Maisie Williams said that she hasn’t really thought about it but that she’s just attracted to personalities.
“I’ve never sat up and thought about my sexuality for hours. “It’s like what Shailene Woodley said: ‘I fall in love with personalities and not people or genders,'” Williams said.