“As you’ll learn on this e-book, our relationship didn’t begin properly,” Emma Watson wrote about her friendship with Tom Felton within the introduction to his e-book, Beyond the Wand: The Magic & Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard (out Oct. 18 from Grand Central Publishing.) In the opening, Emma, 32, stated that regardless of this rocky starting, she and Tom, 35, would develop to be “soulmates” and expensive pals over the course of their time on the Harry Potter movies. “When we first met, I used to be a moony and doubtless moderately annoying nine-year-old lady who adopted him spherical like a pet, determined for his consideration,” writes Emma, per Seventeen.
“But, as he has written so eloquently, superbly, and generously on this e-book, our friendship didn’t finish there. Thank goodness it blossomed and endured,” added Watson. “Like Tom, I all the time battle to elucidate to folks the character of our connection and relationship. For greater than twenty years now, we’ve liked one another in a particular means,” she continued. “It’s one of many purest loves I can consider. We’re soulmates, and we’ve all the time had one another’s backs. I do know we all the time will. It makes me emotional to consider it.”
Despite this connection, Tom and Emma by no means took that relationship past that “pure” stage. “I’ve all the time had a secret love for Emma, although not maybe in the best way that individuals may need to hear,” Tom writes in his memoir. “That isn’t to say that there’s by no means been a spark between us. There most positively has, solely at totally different occasions.” The actor behind Draco Malfoy stated that “rumors” of a romance began across the time he was 15 and she or he was 12 and that he “denied that I favored her in that means, however the reality was totally different.”
“My girlfriend on the time knew immediately that there was one thing unstated between us. I bear in mind utilizing the acquainted previous line, ‘I like her like a sister.’ But there was extra to it than that,” writes Tom. After reflecting on the connection, he notes that he doesn’t assume he was ever romantically “in love” with Emma however that he did love her and “admired her as an individual in a means that I may by no means clarify to anyone else.”
In January 2022, Emma spoke in regards to the bond with Tom to British Vogue, saying that she and Tom “communicate most weeks.” She additionally stated that it was “candy” that Potter followers obsess over her and Tom’s friendship.