Who Is Emma Watson Dating?

Emma Watson shot to fame back in 2001 after she appeared as Hermione Granger in the beloved “Harry Potter” film franchise. While she was only a child at the time, fans have grown up with the actress and still have plenty of interest in what she’s up to off-screen. Now 34, she continues to work in film, fashion, and advocacy. But the question on everyone’s lips is clear: Who is Emma Watson dating?

Admittedly, details about the star’s personal life are hard to come by, and that’s on purpose. Talking to Vanity Fair back in 2017, Watson admitted that in order to avoid being the subject of paparazzi photos and nosy journalists, she keeps her romances hush-hush. “I want to be consistent: I can’t talk about my boyfriend in an interview and then expect people not to take paparazzi pictures of me walking around outside my home,” she said. “You can’t have it both ways.”

Is Emma Watson dating anyone now?

While she’s never officially called him her boyfriend, Emma Watson was rumored to be dating Brandon Green as recently as August 2022 (via People). The pair were spotted looking pretty loved up in Venice, Italy over the summer. However, that wasn’t the first time they were linked. Back in September 2021, they went on a helicopter trip together in London, per E! News.

While Brandon Green isn’t a household name like Watson, he’s not exactly a nobody. He’s the son of British billionaire Sir Phillip Green and is also a passionate environmental activist. Given that’s a cause close to Watson’s heart, it’s easy to see why they might get on. If they are an item, it seems like they’re plenty compatible.

Who has the actress been involved with previously?

  1. Leo Robinton Watson was first reported to be dating Leo Robinton, a businessman from California, in May 2021 (via Daily Mail). Not long after, a source told Us Weekly that the pair were pretty serious and were planning a future together. There were even rumors that they were engaged, though Watson later denied them. However, by the time the news broke, it appeared that they’d actually been together for nearly two years already. Things were going strong between Watson and Robinton into the summer of 2021, by autumn, it appeared like things were over (via AceShowbiz).
  2. Brendan Wallace Watson was spotted kissing businessman Brendan Wallace in October 2018 while on vacation in Mexico (via People). However, they were never spotted together publicly again and things seem to have fizzled shortly after that trip.
  3. Chord Overstreet Earlier in 2018, Watson was linked to former “Glee” star Chord Overstreet. Outlets began reporting on a romance between the pair in March. However, whatever relationship they had was never serious. A source told Us Weekly in April 2018 that what they shared made “a huge and positive change” for Overstreet, adding that he was “intrigued” by the “Harry Potter” star.
  4. William “Mack” Knight Emma Watson was first reported to be dating Knight, the manager of a Silicon Valley tech company, in October 2015 after they were seen checking out “Hamilton” on Broadway together. It seemed their relationship was pretty serious as it lasted a considerable amount of time. However, according to W Mag, they split in early 2017.

There was also…

  1. Roberto Aguire One of Watson’s shorter liaisons, Watson and Aguire dated for a brief time in the summer of 2015. They met when Aguire was working as an intern on the set of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” While their romance was over by September of that year, they decided to stay friends.
  2. Matthew Janney Emma Watson took dating abroad when she went on vacation to the Caribbean with boyfriend Matthew Janney in January 2014. They were reportedly together for about a year before breaking up, which Watson told British Vogue was “horrendous” to go through.
  3. Will Adamowicz Watson and Adamowicz met when they went to school together at both Brown University and Oxford University. It’s unclear when they started dating. However, after pictures showed them kissing at Coachella in April 2012, things reportedly went downhill later that summer, per E! News.
  4. Johnny Simmons A short fling was all Watson and Simmons shared in August 2011 after they worked together on “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” A source told Us Weekly that they were “holding and hugging each other for a while and playfully kissing.” But, it never went much further than that, it seems.
  5. Rafael Cebrian Things got steamy between Emma Watson and actor and musician Rafael Cebrian in November 2009. They were spotted getting up close and personal at a New York Rangers game that month. However, by May 2010, whatever romance they had going on was over.
  6. Jay Barrymore Emma Watson was dating Jay Barrymore, a British financier seven years older than her, in August 2008. However, their relationship fell apart in less than a year (via the Irish Examiner). Their split was said to be down to distance, as Watson was enrolled at Brown University at the time.
  7. Francis Boulle Watson and Boulle got involved at the beginning of 2008, but it seemed he couldn’t hack it. Us Weekly reports that Boulle ended things due to Watson’s fame. He claimed he didn’t want to be known as “the boyfriend of some child actress.” He added: “I have always been an ambitious person and I want to achieve my own notoriety for what I’ve done.”
Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill