For the longest time rumors have bounced around saying that Emma Watson is dating fellow HP actor Tom Felton, aka Draco Malfoy. Are these rumors totally unfounded?
Emma Watson is currently single. In the past, she has dated rugby players, band members, and other actors (Tom Felton excluded). Watson has even had relationships with finance guys and silicon valley tech gurus. Her most recent relationship though has been with herself. As of 2020, Watson has considered herself self-partnered and happy about it.
Scroll down to read more about Emma Watson’s previous relationships, her worst breakup ever, and being self-partnered.
Emma Watson’s Early Relationships
Emma Watson’s very first public relationship was all the way back in 2006 when she was only sixteen. It was with another teen named Tom Ducker who happened to play Rugby. The relationship lasted a year before they split.
A year after breaking up with Tom Ducker, Watson started dating a gentleman by the name of Jay Barrymore. Barrymore is a British financier and actor six years Watson’s senior. While the two were reported to get along, the relationship could not survive the strain of long distance. The two were dating while Emma was attending Brown University in the United States. So in 2009 they split.
In 2010, Watson was spotted at the Glastonbury Festival with the lead singer of the band One Night Only, George Craig. Rumors speculated that the two were dating, but Craig said that it was not practical at the time.
Then in 2011 while Watson was studying in the Visiting Student Programme at Oxford, she met fellow classmate, Will Adamowicz. They dated for two years before splitting at the end of 2013. As you can see, Emma Watson has a history of dating guys who aren’t famous. She likes to keep her dating life private.
“Horrendous” Split from Matthew Janney
After breaking up with Adamowicz, Emma Watson wasn’t single for long. She ended up dating Matthew Janney for a year. Janney was a rugby player and fellow Oxford student of Watson’s. Janney is now a writer for The Guardian, New Statesman, The Calvert Journal, Coda Story, and The Times Literary Supplement. His twitter is diverse with interesting speculative reads and reviews of novels. Knowing how much of a bookworm Watson is, it is easy to see why she was interested in Janney.
In 2015, Watson said that the split from Janney was not a good one. She was quoted by British Vogue saying “I felt really uncomfortable. I went on a silent retreat in Canada’s Rocky Mountains to help me come to terms with the breakdown of the relationship.”
Despite the relationship causing Watson pain, she has said that “The boyfriends or partners I’ve had have generally made me feel really cherished. They’ve built me up. I certainly haven’t found that with doing all that I do or being all that I am, that I’ve struggled in my love life. I just think it’s very patronizing towards men.”
Watson Is Now Self-Partnered
While Emma Watson has certainly had more partners since the break up from Janney, she is now single. In a 2019 interview with Paris Lees of Vogue UK, she said “It took me a long time, but I’m very happy [being single]. I call it being self-partnered.”
In the same Vogue UK article, she put into words a sentiment that hits home for most single thirty-year old women. She said:
“If you have not built a home, if you do not have a husband, if you do not have a baby, and you are turning 30, and you’re not in some incredibly secure, stable place in your career, or you’re still figuring things out… There’s just this incredible amount of anxiety.”
You can watch the full interview between Paris Lees and Emma Watson by following the below YouTube link to Vogue’s video.