4 Men You Had No Idea Emilia Clarke May Have Dated (You Go, Khaleesi!)

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Who Is Emilia Clarke Dating? 4 Celebrity Men Rumored To Have Dated Khaleesi
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Back in 2015, Emilia Clarke was named as Esquire Magazine's Sexiest Woman Alive, beating out the likes of Beyoncé (whose omission makes us think there's a pandemic of poor eyesight and taste), Alison Brie, Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian, Kerry Washington and more.

Before Clarke became a household name as Khaleesi, she took on small roles on TV such as Saskia Mayer on a few episodes of the show Doctors and Savannah Roundtree in SyFy's TV movie Triassic Attack.

Then in 2010, she was cast as Daenerys Targaryen, the exiled claimant to the Iron Throne, and whom avid Game of Thrones watchers know as the Mother of Dragons.

That was when her career really took off.

Since then, she has proven herself as a woman with versatility and many talents, and is a fan favorite for her portrayal of Daenerys (Dany to her "friends").

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After landing her role on Game of Thrones, Clarke also started appearing on the big screen.

She played the character Sally Harris in Spike Island and Malu in the short film Shackled.

In 2013, she made her Broadway debut in the lead role as Holly Golightly in a production of Breakfast At Tiffany's, and starred in the British black comedy–crime drama Dom Hemingway alongside Jude Law.

As she recently told the Hollywood Reporter, she was also offered the role of Anastasia Steele in the movie Fifty Shades of Grey, but turned it down because of the required nudity.

"I did a minimal amount and I'm pigeonholed for life," Clarke explains, "so me saying yes to that, where the entire thing is about sensuality and sex and being naked and all of that stuff, I was just like, 'No way am I going to voluntarily walk into that situation and then never be able to look someone in the eye and be like, 'No, you can't keep asking me this question.'"

In addition to acting, she has lent her voice to a character in the cartoon Futurama, as well as to the Game of Thrones video game as her character Danaerys.

Given her beauty, talent and the fame she's received for her intensely winning portrayal of Daenerys on Game Of Thrones, it goes without reason that Clarke can nab pretty much any man on the planet she wants.

In fact, in her Esquire feature, she revealed that when she had crushes on some of her brother's friends. And when asked if she ended up going out with them, her reply was a simple, "Of course."

So who is Emilia Clarke dating now that Khaleesi has gone the way of the dragon?

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Back in 2018, it seemed she was linked to Charlie McDowell, the son of A Clockwork Orange star Malcolm McDowell and actress Mary Steenburgen, and stepson of Cheers star Ted Danson.

Reports at the time said, "On her 32nd birthday, Clarke sent fans into a frenzy by sharing a cryptic post to Instagram of a sandy beach with two shadows in the bottom left corner: one clearly a man kissing a woman, who is clearly Clarke."

If the two were indeed an item, that relationship appears to have ended. And as of today, no man has been lucky enough to go Facebook, Twitter or Instagram official with the actress formerly known as Khaleesi.

As we await news of a future romance in her cards, here are four the lucky few chaps rumored to have been fortunate enough to cozy up to her!

Seth MacFarlane
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Who Is Emilia Clarke Dating?

Clarke and MacFarlane dated for about six months back in 2013.

Distance and timing were a factor in their split, but they remain pals. And MacFarlane is reportedly a huge fan of Game Of Thrones.

He's got good taste in every arena, doesn't he?

Kit Harington
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Who Is Emilia Clarke Dating?

Clarke's Game Of Thrones co-star Kit Harington — aka Jon Snow — has been rumored to be her offscreen love, but those stories haven't been substantiated. Plus, Harington has been dating former co-star Rose Leslie since 2012.

We're just happy that not all the onscreen romances take off into real life, otherwise there'd be a ton of incest in Hollywood. Save that junk for the Royals!

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James Franco
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Who Is Emilia Clarke Dating?

James Franco was linked to Clarke, and the two were even rumored to be engaged, despite the fact that they've never been seen together, let alone with a ring!

Clarke laughed off the diamond chatter, telling press, "He is, of course, beautiful. But I feel there's only a handful of women who could form an engagement after two meetings, and I'm not one of them."

Jared Leto
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Who Is Emilia Clarke Dating?

They're not dating yet (that we know of), but Jared Leto flirted with Emilia Clarke like crazy at the  SAG Awards ... on camera!

"I haven't seen your show, but I know people are obsessed with it and say it's absolutely amazing," Leto gushed to Clarke.

He then turned to the E! News cameras and stammered, "Have you looked into her eyes? They're absolutely insane!"

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Jessica Sager is a writer and comic based in NYC.