Emma Watson’s Boyfriend List: Harry Potter Star Reveals Why She Doesn’t Often Date Famous Celebrities

Realizing the importance of privacy, Emma Watson prefers dating common people, rather than celebrities who are often under media scrutiny just like her.

Emma Watson's Boyfriend List: Harry Potter Star Reveals Why She Doesn't Often Date Famous Celebrities


  • Emma Watson revealed that she prefers dating unfamed people.
  • Emma Watson revealed that in order to protect her privacy, she prefers dating common people rather than celebrities.
  • Emma Watson purposefully refrains from discussing her boyfriends.
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Rising to fame as a child actress, following her appearance in the Harry Potter franchise, Emma Watson became an integral part of Tinseltown. Soon, fans and media started taking interest in her personal life and thereafter, Watson’s love life became an endlessly fascinating topic. 

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Emma Watson

Famously known for her role as Hermione Granger in the $9.5B franchise, Emma Watson has been in several romantic relationships. However, when it comes to dating, the actress has always preferred to keep her love lifeguarded. Abstaining her romantic life from being headlines, Watson mentioned why she rarely dates any celebrity. 

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Emma Watson’s List Of Boyfriends 

Getting the taste of fame at a young age, Emma Watson soon realized how fans and media often invade the privacy of celebrities. Thus, the actress learned the hard way, to keep her personal life guarded for professional reasons. And while Watson never shied away from the dating scene, she notoriously guarded her love life from scrutiny. 

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Watson’s love life is a fascinating topic

However, despite trying to keep her romantic life out of the spotlight, Emma Watson was once linked with fellow entertainers, as well as several businessmen. According to People, the actress initially started making headlines when a brief association with Francis Boulle, an entrepreneur, went public in 2008. Further, Watson was heard dating British financier Jay Barrymore from 2008 to 2010. 

Later in 2011, Emma Watson was spotted outing with her The Perks of Being a Wallflower costar Johnny Simmons. Further, Watson was linked with fellow Oxford University student, Will Adamowicz from spring 2012 to summer 2013, after they were spotted kissing at Coachella. The actress is also rumored to have dated William “Mack” Knight, a Silicon Valley businessman. 

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Watson and her businessman beau, Leo Robinton

Emma Watson and Chord Overstreet became an item in March 2018. The actress was even rumored to have gotten engaged to one of her businessman beau, Leo Robinton, in 2021, after dating for nearly 2 years. However, the actress refrained from addressing the tales. Remaining extremely secretive about her romantic affairs, Watson once discussed her choice of partners. 

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Emma Watson Rarely Ever Dates Celebrities 

Without confirming her status of love life or the name of her partner, Emma Watson simply revealed how she prefers dating unfamed people rather than Hollywood celebrities. Speaking with British GQ in 2013, Watson addressed her love life and stated how she rarely dates celebrities. 

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Emma Watson prefers keeping her life private

In order to protect her privacy, Emma Watson revealed dating common people, rather than celebrities who are often under media scrutiny just like her. Discussing with the outlet, the actress stated how she often dates her friends and friends of friends, rather than indulging with her colleagues. 

Generally, people I have dated have been friends of friends or people that I have been in a class with. Someone that I have met under circumstances in which we are equals, so the fame thing doesn’t enter the situation.” 

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Watson rarely dates celebrities to keep her love life guarded

Happily discussing her professional life, and her upcoming projects during interviews, Emma Watson purposefully refrains from discussing her boyfriends. Thus, speaking with Vanity Fair, the actress stated, 

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. You can’t have it both ways.” 

Unfortunately, her desire to keep her life private has ended up with fans and media sparking unnecessary speculations. Yet, Watson still maintained her effort and has routinely been reluctant to discuss her personal life. 


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