Walder Frey: "People snigger when I marry a young girl, but who says a word when Jon Arryn marries the little Tully bitch?"
Roose Bolton: "You'll be needing a new young girl."
Walder Frey: " that to look forward to."
Walder Frey after the death of his previous wife.[src]

Kitty Frey is the ninth wife of Lord Walder Frey.[1]



After the death of his eighth wife Joyeuse Erenford at the Red Wedding, Walder Frey takes the young Kitty to wife. At the Red Wedding, Walder coldly refused to spare Robb Stark's life in exchange for Joyeuse, telling Catelyn Stark, who ultimately killed Joyeuse in response to Robb's death at the hands of Roose Bolton, he would find another.[2]

Season 6

Kitty nervously stands by his side as Walder angrily berates his sons Lothar Frey and Black Walder for allowing Catelyn's uncle Brynden Tully to retake Riverrun. As his sons report to their father of the various threats to their hold on the Riverlands, Walder slaps Kitty on the rear and shouts that if he wants excuses, he would put her in charge. As he tells his sons what to do about the Blackfish, he pulls Kitty on to his lap and holds her close, making her visibly uncomfortable.[3]

Season 7

As Walder addresses his assembled kin in the Freys' hall, Kitty stands by his side. While preparing a toast, he brings out new wine, but stops Kitty when she tries to drink. Soon all the Frey men begin to choke and bleed as Kitty and other women look in horror. Walder is then revealed to be Arya Stark as she pulls off a mask. She leaves a message with Kitty, saying to tell the others that the North remembers and winter has come before walking out of the hall.[4]


Season Six appearances
The Red Woman Home Oathbreaker Book of the Stranger The Door
Blood of My Blood The Broken Man No One Battle of the Bastards The Winds of Winter
Season Seven appearances
Dragonstone Stormborn The Queen's Justice The Spoils of War Eastwatch Beyond the Wall The Dragon and the Wolf

Family tree

Walder Frey
Seven wives,
and numerous mistresses
Joyeuse tree
Joyeuse Frey
née Erenford
Walder's 8th wife
Kitty Frey
Walder's 9th wife
Stevron tree
Stevron Frey
"Lame Lothar" Frey
Family tree Edmure
Edmure Tully House-Tully-Main-Shield
Roslin tree
Roslin Frey
Various sons and daughters
All Sons Deceased
Black Walder Frey tree
"Black Walder" Rivers
Ryger Rivers
Newborn Tully
Roose Bolton House-Bolton-Main-Shield
"Fat Walda" Frey
Numerous grandsons and granddaughters
Bolton baby
Newborn Bolton House-Bolton-Main-Shield

In the books

Walder Frey’s eighth wife, the teenaged Joyeuse Erenford, died at the Red Wedding in the TV version but not in the books. Therefore, Kitty, who he got to replace her is an invention of the TV series.

In the books, Catelyn’s last desperate act was to hold one of Walder’s lackwit (mentally disabled) grandsons hostage with a knife to his throat, but Walder bluntly said she could go ahead and kill him because he wasn’t of much use (displaying that he hypocritically doesn’t really value his own family members). Rather than introduce too many new characters, the TV version just streamlined this so Catelyn grabbed his wife Lady Joyeuse instead, and ultimately killed her as Walder said she was replaceable.

Thus, TV-Joyeuse's replacement appears in Season 6.

Her name wasn't stated in dialogue but was given as "Kitty Frey" in the Season 6 HBO Viewer's Guide website. Her background, however, is unknown, such as what her maiden name was.


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Lord: Uncertain Heir: Uncertain
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 · Marianne Frey · Merry Frey · Neyela Frey · Olyvar Frey · Roslin Frey · Sarra Frey · Serra Frey · Shirei Frey · Walda Frey · Waldra Frey · Waldron Frey · Ryger Rivers
Deceased members:Joyeuse Erenford · Lothar Frey · Walda Frey · Walder Frey· Walder Rivers
Household:Malcolm · Talbot
Overlord:House Lannister