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"You see that? Fifteen, she is. A little flower... and the honey's all mine."
Walder Frey to Catelyn Stark[src]

Joyeuse Frey, née Erenford, was a background character in the first season and reappears in the third. She was played by Kelly Long and debuts, uncredited, in the episode "Baelor." Joyeuse Erenford was the eighth wife of Lord Walder Frey, the Lord of the Crossing.



Joyeuse Erenford was 15 years old and the eighth wife of Lord Walder Frey, the Lord of the Crossing.[1] She was a member of House Erenford, a lesser house of landed knights from the Riverlands sworn to House Frey of the Twins.

Season 1Edit

Catelyn Stark talks to a knight of House Frey at the Crossroads Inn. He tells her that Lord Walder is about to celebrate his 90th nameday and has taken another wife in celebration of the event. Tyrion Lannister finds this notion amusing, at least until the Frey knight agrees to help Catelyn take Tyrion prisoner for the attempted murder of her son Bran.[2]

Walder and Joyeuse 1x09

Lord Walder and his new wife.

Arriving at the Twins, Catelyn greets Lord Walder Frey and his young, 15-year-old wife, Lady Joyeuse, whom Lord Walder gropes even as he speaks. Walder dismisses his family, including Joyeuse, while he and Catelyn haggle on what price the Starks will pay to be allowed to cross the river.[3]

Season 3Edit

Lady Joyeuse is present at the main hall of the Twins when Robb Stark presents himself to pay his respects to Lord Walder and beg his forgiveness for the breaking of their marriage pact. She remains with her husband during the wedding ceremony of Edmure Tully and Roslin Frey and sits beside him during the feast, but doesn't take part in the bedding.

Catelyn kills Joyeuse

Lady Frey is killed by Catelyn Stark

When the massacre of the Stark household and bannermen begins, Joyeuse, visibly scared, hides under a table while the carnage takes place. Injured, Catelyn Stark takes her hostage and threatens to kill her if Robb is not allowed to leave the Twins untouched. However, Lord Walder refuses, boasting he can get a new wife. After Robb is murdered by Roose Bolton, Catelyn slits Joyeuse's throat.[4]


Season One appearances
Winter is Coming The Kingsroad Lord Snow Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things The Wolf and the Lion
A Golden Crown You Win or You Die The Pointy End Baelor Fire and Blood
Season Three appearances
Valar Dohaeris Dark Wings, Dark Words Walk of Punishment And Now His Watch is Ended Kissed by Fire
The Climb The Bear and the Maiden Fair Second Sons The Rains of Castamere Mhysa

Family treeEdit

Seven wives,
and numerous mistresses
Walder Frey
Joyeuse tree
Joyeuse Frey
née Erenford
Stevron tree
Stevron Frey
Lothar tree
"Lame Lothar" Frey
Roslin tree
Roslin Frey
Family tree Edmure
Edmure Tully Tully shield icon
Various sons and daughters
Black Walder Frey tree
"Black Walder" Rivers
Ryger Rivers
Roose Bolton Bolton shield icon
"Fat Walda" Frey
Numerous grandsons and granddaughters

Image galleryEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

Kelly Long has been a stand-in for Emilia Clarke, Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey, and Sophie Turner. In Season 2, Long also began working full-time for Game of Thrones's art department.[5]

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Lady Joyeuse is slightly older than in the TV show, aged sixteen. House Erenford is a minor vassal house of the Riverlands, sworn to House Frey. In the books, Catelyn does not kill her during the Red Wedding, but Aegon (aka Jinglebell), Lord Frey's mentally disabled grandson (not included in the TV series). Lady Joyeuse is later mentioned to be pregnant.

See alsoEdit


v  d  e
Lord: Lord Walder Frey Heir: Ser Stevron Frey
Seat: The Twins · Riverrun Lands: Riverlands
Title(s): Lord of the Crossing · Lord of Riverrun · Lord Paramount of the Trident
Current members:Arwaya Frey · Derwa Frey · Freya Frey · Janeya Frey · Lothar Frey · Marianne Frey · Merry Frey · Neyela Frey · Olyvar Frey · Roslin Frey · Sarra Frey · Serra Frey · Shirei Frey · Walda Frey · Waldra Frey · Waldron Frey · Ryger Rivers · Black Walder Rivers
Deceased members:Joyeuse Erenford · "Fat Walda" Frey ·
Household:Malcolm · Talbot
Overlord:House Baratheon of King's Landing

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