Laena Velaryon had two children that she welcomed with Prince Daemon Targaryen.
The Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, became a fan favorite even before it started premiering its episodes.
Now, with six episodes released to date, we are already witnessing some of the most exciting happenings in the show that we certainly hoped from a TV show with that high caliber and story. Every time we watch a recent episode, we eagerly wait for the new one, and the cycle continues.
As the story continues, we see more complex battles for the Iron Throne, and multiple parties are trying their best to have a claim on the seat for themselves and their upcoming generations. One of those side families working to have a claim on the throne is the House Velaryon.
The fifth episode ended with a cliffhanger showing the possible relationship between Daemon and Laena, and the recent episode, the sixth, introduced us to their families and children. Here we look at the family tree of Laena Velaryon as we discuss her children.
Laena Velaryon Children
Laena Velaryon had two children, the twin daughters Rhaena and Baela, with Prince Daemon Targaryen.
Laena and Daemon gave birth to twin daughters, their only children since their third child was born stillbirth. The tragedy also affected Laena, who later fell into mental trouble followed by an incurable high fever, thus awakening the unfortunate event.
The eldest and only daughter of Lord Corlys Velaryon, Laena was first introduced in the show to marry King Viserys Targaryen. Still, the king chose to wed Alicent Hightower, the daughter of former Hand of the King, Otto Hightower. Since the marriage, the close bond and relationship that was between House Targaryen and House Velaryon came to a cold condition.
To reblossom the relationship, King Viserys decided to wed his daughter, Rhaenyra Targaryan, to Corlys's son, Laenor Velaryon. In the fifth episode, we saw the wedding of the two, but we also saw a spark of chemistry between the Rogue Prince Daemon and Laena.
That embarked on the relationship between the two, who later wed privately. A Wiki of Ice and Fire reports that Daemon humiliated Laena's betrothed in a duel and married the lady before fleeing to Pentos. It was in Pentos that the lady welcomed her twins.
Who Is Laena Velaryon Husband?
Laena Velaryon's husband is Prince Daemon Targaryen since they married secretly.
As we previously discussed, Daemon tied the knot with Laena in 115 AC after insulting and challenging Laena's previous betrothed into a duel, per A Wiki of Ice and Fire. Following the victory, Daemon married Laena a fortnight later and fled Westeros since the King and the kingdom would not have been pleased with their union.
They rode the dragon to Pentos and later went to Volantis, Rhoyne, Qohor, and Norvos before returning to Pentos, mentions the Wiki page. In 116 AC, Laena birthed Raena and Baela. The Targaryen Prince and the Velaryon princess remained married for around five years until the tragedy in 120 AC.
Laena Velaryon Is The Sister of Laenor Velaryon
Laenor Velaryon's sister Laena was the only daughter of Lord Corlys Velaryon and Princess Rhaenys Targaryen.
Laenor was married to Iron Throne heir Rhaenyra Targaryen.
The earlier union between the House Targaryen and House Velaryon was the marriage of Princess Rhaenys to Corlys. They gave birth to two children, a daughter and a son. The eldest among the two is Laena Velaryon, the only daughter, while the youngest is Laenor Velaryon, who later married Rhaenyra.
Since Laena was the only daughter of Corlys and Rhaenys, she didn't have any other sisters related by blood.
Who Plays Adult Laena Velaryon?
The actress playing the adult Laena Velaryon role is Nanna Blondell.
She is a Swedish actress who often shares her acting presence on stage, on television, and in film projects. The 36-year-old lady is a Dramatic Arts graduate who had a passion for acting from a young age. But due to the lack of dark Swedish actresses in the industry, she held back her possibility, thus refocusing on academics.
The lady is of Ghanaian origin but was raised in Sweden. Despite her uniqueness in the entertainment industry, she made her acting debut in 2005 and has worked on many projects during her career spanning over fifteen years.
Blondell's primary work includes a Marvel film, Red Dot, and House of the Dragon.