Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire co-stars Emma Watson and Robert Pattinson presented an award at the Golden Globes, and seeing them together made fans believe it was their way of going public with their secret relationship. Is the timing finally right for the couple to pursue a romance?
According to In Touch Weekly, a source says the two have been friends since filming the fourth Harry Potter flick back in 2005. And, since they both recently got out of relationships – Watson split from tech entrepreneur William “Mack” Knight two months ago, and Pattinson called off his engagement to FKA Twigs in October – they are texting and spending time together.
“They’ve been texting and enjoying secret dinners together in LA and London,” claims the insider. “They share the same sense of humor and have so much in common. They’ve always had chemistry, but the timing has never been right — until now.”
The new couple presented the award for Best TV Movie or Limited Series, which went to HBO’s Big Little Lies, and Twitter exploded with Harry Potter fans freaking out over seeing Hermione Granger and Cedric Diggory together.
Per the Radio Times, one fan called it a “Harry Potter nerd dream come true.”
Hermione Granger and Cedric Diggory.
Robert Pattinson and Emma Watson.
— (@JHerondaleW) January 8, 2018
Both Watson and Pattinson wore black in support of the #metoo movement, but the 27-year-old went a step further by bringing activist Marai Larasi as her date. Larasi is the leader of Imkaan, a UK-based black feminist organization.
Watson posed for a picture with Larasi at the awards show, and when Cara Buckley from the New York Times tweeted it, she wrote that Watson said the conversation about the movement wouldn’t stop if women have anything to do with it.
— Robert Pattinson HQ (@pattinsonhq) January 8, 2018
Neither Watson nor Pattinson have spoken up about their new romance, but she has been open about dating in the past. She says, for her, dating can be difficult because anyone she gets photographed with is automatically her boyfriend. So, it seems like she has had 6,000 boyfriends.
As for Pattinson, Bustle reports that he split from Twigs after a three-year relationship. Since then, tabloids have linked him to everyone from Katy Perry to his ex-girlfriend and Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart. But, Gossip Cop has shut down all the rumors so far.
The story goes on to claim that there still may be hope that Pattinson and Twigs could eventually get back together because he still loves her and thinks she is the girl he wants to marry. But, there is no indication that has happened. No one has photographed the two together since May.
Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs kept their relationship extremely private, so he is not likely to make any announcement when it comes to Watson. Fans will just have to continue to guess what’s going on between them – if there is anything at all.