While we wait for the latest installment of the Harry Potter franchise, fans of the book series can look to the films for some truly epic moments. Chief among them: the magical encounter between Harry and the one and only Ms. Emma Watson. When it comes to Harry Potter and the wider Wizarding World, it’s safe to say that Emma’s journey from girl to witch was one of the most memorable and influential storylines to kick off this century. But beyond the books and film, what’s been the real-life relationship between the two former sweethearts? Let’s take a spin through history to piece together exactly what happened between these two gorgeous celebrities.
Before Emma’s big break as a model and actress, she’d been best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. In real life, the pair were childhood neighbors and close friends, with Watson even moving in with her aunt and uncle when she was 15. They were even rumored to have fallen in love while filming the final movie in 2011, when Emma was 25 and Robert was 34.
The former lovers went on to appear together in the 2015 film, Hilda, in which they played parents to a preschooler. It was during this time that Emma opened up to The Sun about their blossoming romance: “We are really proud of what we created together. We were really excited to work on a story that is so personal to us. It’s been fun to watch the movies and know that the story is set in the real world.”
The following year, they were spotted holidaying together in St Barts. And the rumors only mounted from there, with tabloids breathlessly reporting on every detail of their blossoming relationship. In 2019, they were even spotted holding hands and looking cozy in a stroll through London. For their part, the couple have been relatively quiet about their romance, with Emma referring to it as a ‘blissful time.’
With every new entry in the Harry Potter book series, there’s the tantalizing question of where the story will go next. Will Tom, Newt, or Draco learn to love again? Are the Death Eaters about to make a comeback? Can Harry finally find a peace within himself?
Whatever happens in the coming months, it seems certain that the 2021 romantic comedy Bewitching Boutique will keep us on our toes. As for the future of Emma and Robert? Well, if you’d like to keep up to date with their personal lives, you can find them on social media.
Watson has been active on Instagram since 2011, where she often showcases her fashion choices and quirky anecdotes about her family and friends. Robert is a few years behind his former co-star, but has more recently been active on TikTok, where he shares humorous stories and videos of him and Emma. While the pair have kept a low profile since their romance was revealed, it’s clear that they’re both comfortable in their private worlds and only share their experiences with their followers. And what a rich world it is!
Emma’s journey as Hermione Granger is one for the books, and it’s clear that she will always have a special place in Harry Potter fans’ hearts. And while Emma may be settled in her life at the moment, with a reported $25 million wedding gift from billionaire William Morris, perhaps it’s only a matter of time before she takes the plunge and starts a new chapter of her life with someone new. But for now, let’s revel in the fact that she’s found love once more and continue to support her as she embarks on this new phase of her life.