Emma Watson is finally opening up about where she stands with her Harry Potter co-star, Tom Felton. Many fans thought that after the actress, who played Hermione Granger, revealed she had a crush on the actor, who played Draco Malfoy, they thought they would become an item. However, the two denied being in a romantic relationship, but they confirmed they have a tight bond in the past. Watson also shed light to their friendship in the foreword of Felton’s new memoir, Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard.
“Like Tom, I always struggle to explain to people the nature of our connection and relationship,” she wrote. “For more than twenty years now we’ve loved each other in a special way, and I’ve lost count of the times that people have said to me, ‘You must have drunkenly made out, just once!’ ‘You must have kissed!’ ‘There must be something!'”
She continued, “But what we have is far deeper than that. It’s one of the purest loves I can think of. We’re soulmates, and we’ve always had each other’s backs. I know we always will.” She also admitted being emotional thinking of the level of friendship they share.
“Sometimes it feels hard to live in a world where people are so quick to judge, to doubt, to question intentions. Tom doesn’t do that,” Watson explained. “I know that even if I’ve made a mistake, he’ll understand that my intention was good. I know that he’ll always believe me. Even when he doesn’t have the whole picture, he’ll never doubt that I’m coming from a good place and will have done my very best. That’s true friendship, and to be seen and loved like that is one of the greatest gifts of my life.”
Watson also revealed that they didn’t hit it off right away, but their friendship grew. As what Felton wrote in his book, “I’ve always had a secret love for Emma, though not perhaps in the way that people might want to hear. That isn’t to say there’s never been a spark between us. There most definitely has, only at different times.”
“I don’t think I was ever in love with Emma,” Felton explained, “but I loved and admired her as a person in a way that I could never explain to anybody else.”