In a 2012 interview with Glamour, Emma Watson opened up about the difficulties of everyone speculating about her dating life. “Anyone I get photographed with is automatically my boyfriend," she said. “So it just makes it look as if I've had, like, 6,000 boyfriends!” Obviously, Emma has not had 6,000 boyfriends... but she has had some! Here’s a brief glimpse at Emma Watson’s dating history.
Is Emma Watson dating Tom Felton?
A lot of people have speculated that the two former Harry Potter stars have started dating. The rumor mill has been in full force over the past few months, especially after Tom Felton shared a few photos of the two together on Instagram.
Alas, Emma has since confirmed that the rumors are just that — she and Tom are not dating. In fact, in an interview with British Vogue, Emma said, “I’m very happy [being single]. I call it being self-partnered.” So there you have it. She’s single! Or self-partnered. Either way, she’s not dating Tom Felton (or anyone else at the moment, either).
Let’s take a look back at Emma Watson’s dating history.
Emma’s first public relationship was with a rugby player named Tom Ducker. They dated for about one year around 2006/2007 and reportedly split up when Emma decided to focus on her work and education.
Emma then dated British financier Jay Barrymore from 2008 to 2009. Their relationship was a long-distance romance as Emma was studying at Brown University in the U.S. at the time. According to the Daily Mail, “the transatlantic gap proved too much for their relationship to survive.”
In 2010, rumors began swirling that Emma was dating George Craig, the lead singer of the band One Night Only. The two reportedly met on a shoot for Burberry and attended the 2010 Glastonbury Festival together. However, neither Emma nor George confirmed they were together. In fact, George confirmed the two were not dating, telling Marie Claire: “‘We’re not together at the moment because it’s just not practical.”
In 2011, Emma met Will Adamowicz while they were both studying at Oxford. The two started dating but broke things off in the summer of 2013 for unspecified reasons. In January of 2014, a rep for Emma confirmed that the two were no longer in touch.
Emma then started dating Oxford rugby player Matthew Janney. The two broke up after nearly one year of dating. In a 2015 interview, Emma said the split was “horrendous.” She went on to say, “I felt really uncomfortable. Even before my relationship ended, I went on a silent retreat, because I really wanted to figure out how to be at home with myself.”
In 2015, Emma started dating Silicon Valley manager William “Mack” Knight. During their relationship (which lasted nearly two years), Emma was very private and protective of her boyfriend.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, she said, “I’ve noticed, in Hollywood, who you’re dating gets tied up into your film promotion and becomes part of the performance and the circus. I would hate anyone that I were with to feel like they were in any way part of a show or an act.” Emma and William broke up sometime in 2017.
In 2018, Emma was rumored to be dating Glee star Chord Overstreet. They were photographed together often and certainly seemed to be spending a lot of time together, but once again, neither member of the supposed couple officially confirmed they were an item.
And that brings us to the current time when Emma is, as she puts it, “self-partnered.” We’re certainly rooting for her regardless of her relationship status.