Emma Watson and Tom Felton are not dating, despite a false tabloid report claiming the Harry Potter co-stars are a new couple. Gossip Cop looked into the romance rumors. There’s simply no truth to them.
OK! Australia published the story, titled “Emma & Tom: More Than Friends?” The magazine says the two may be dating based on an Instagram post from Felton where he’s pictured teaching Watson how to play guitar in South Africa. “It’s not the first time the pair’s social media posts have set tongues wagging… and we really hope it’s happening,” writes the unreliable tabloid. Shouldn’t news outlets report what is happening, not what they hope is happening?
Gossip Cop checked with trusted source close to Watson, who tells us she and Felton are just good friends. Considering the two have known each other since 2000, back when they were both just kids, it’s not a surprise they’ve remained close. The two effectively grew up together over the filming of the eight films, meaning there’s a special bond between the two — just not a romantic one.
Additionally, Felton’s an avid and passionate guitar player, so it’s not unusual that he’d share his hobby with his friends. The actor’s Instagram page features multiple photos of him playing the same guitar he shared with Watson with other people, including a bartender in South Africa. He’s clearly just happy to bond with people over music. This is just a case of a tabloid baselessly speculating.
Watson is just as happy to share in some quality time with Felton. The acres posted a picture of the two hanging out at the beach with a hashtag referencing Felton tolerating her subpar skating skills since 1999. Like we said, the two go way back. In February, Watson posted a picture of herself that Felton took, which she captioned with “Friends capture you best.” Again, they’re clearly just pals.
Due to the fanfare surrounding Harry Potter to this day, Watson constantly gets linked to other actors with headlines like “Romance for Hermione!” or something equally ridiculous. This isn’t even the first time the tabloids have claimed Watson was involved with a Harry Potter co-star. In December 2017, Gossip Cop busted the National Enquirer for falsely claiming Watson was dating Robert Pattinson.
Meanwhile, Gossip Cop busted the American version of OK! in March 2018 for concocting a story about Watson and Leonardo DiCaprio “getting flirty” at an Oscars party. The actor was already dating girlfriend Camila Morrone when that phony story was published. This latest one surrounding Watson’s love life is more fiction.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.